He Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 it’s official. The Chinese brand has just unveiled the third generation of its foldable smartphone, which brings flagship specs and some specific improvements over its predecessor, albeit far-reaching ones.

Folding Xiaomi not only once again boasts an attractive and thin design, but also more durable. In addition, the company is once again demonstrating its collaboration with Leica on the development of a quad rear camera system. But that’s not all, as it includes new hinge with patented technology This helps the device maintain a perfect fit and add extra features without sacrificing looks or thickness.

In fact, the new hinge is probably the most noticeable feature of the Xiaomi MIX Fold 3. This model is the first in the family to implement a solution that allows you to open the smartphone in between, which we have already seen in devices such as the Galaxy Z Flip and Fold from Samsung or Google’s Pixel Fold. This means that the device can remain partially open at an angle of 45 to 135 degrees.

Thus, Xiaomi can provide additional software solutions. The behavior of some applications, such as the camera, adapts to the opening angle of the device, offering new capture modes or allowing the mobile device to be supported by its own weight.

The Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 hinge consists of a system of 14 mini-hinges and 198 rotating components and is made from materials that promise great durability. Chinese brand guarantees that the system designed and certified to withstand 500,000 folds.

The new Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 hinge. Photo: Xiaomi.

Key Features of Xiaomi MIX Fold 3

Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 keeps the screen size we saw in MIX Fold 2 2022. External AMOLED panel from 6.56 incheswhile the interior uses the same technology and achieves 8.03 inches size. Both offer a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of up to 240Hz.

In its depths, the device represents Lead Version belonging Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2. This means it is slightly more powerful than the regular variant of the chip and can reach clock speeds of 3.36GHz on its CPU and 719MHz on its GPU. In addition, Xiaomi equipped the MIX Fold 3 with three Surge chips for graphics processing and photography.

In terms of storage, the Asian firm has decided to offer the mobile device in three versions: 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB. While users can choose between 12 and 16 GB LPDDR5X RAM.

If we focus on the battery, we find that it is slightly larger than its predecessor: 4800 mAhagainst 4500 for MIX Fold 2. Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 supports fast wired charging up to 67W and wireless up to 50W. The former promises a full charge in just 40 minutes, while the latter can do so in 55 minutes.

It stands out in the cameras section famous collaboration between Xiaomi and Leicaboth at the hardware and software levels. On the back of the device we find a quad-camera module. The 50MP main one offers optical image stabilization. Though it also includes a 13MP ultra wide-angle lens and, to the surprise of many, a 10MP telephoto lens and a periscope each. The latter include optical stabilization and 3.2x and 5x zoom, respectively. Front and inside will be two sensors of 20 MP each.

Outstanding camera Xiaomi MIX Fold 3. Photo: Xiaomi.

Specifications table

Screen Appearance: 6.56-inch AMOLED with 2520 x 1080 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate and up to 240Hz touch sampling rate.
Interior: 8.03-inch AMOLED with 2160 x 1916 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate and up to 240Hz touch sampling rate 2600 nits peak brightness.
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 “Leading Version”.
RAM 12 or 16 GB LPDDR5X.
storage 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB UFS 4.0.
cameras Rear: Main 50 MP with OIS; 13 MP ultra wide; telephoto and periscope 10 MP each.
Frontal: 20 MP.
Internal: 20 MP.
Battery 4800mAh, supporting 67W wired fast charging and 50W wireless fast charging.
connectivity 5G, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3.
USB-C 3.2 connector.
Software MIUI Fold based on Android.

If we look at the dimensions of Xiaomi MIX Fold 3, we find some interesting data. The device measures 161.2 x 143.28 x 5.26 millimeters when it is open, and when it is closed, the measurements become 161.2 x 73.5 x 10.96 millimeters.

In any case, it is worth clarifying that the thickness of 10.96 mm corresponds to the version with a glass lid. The Chinese brand will also release a variant with a carbon fiber composite cover that will be slightly thinner, at 10.86mm.

The weight of the Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 also varies slightly depending on which version is in question. glass weighs 259 gramsagainst 255 grams than one that uses carbon fiber. In both cases, they are lighter than the MIX Fold 2, which lists 262 grams on its data sheet.

Price and availability

Key Features of Xiaomi MIX Fold 3

For now, Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 will go on sale in China. It is not known whether the company plans to launch it internationally, given that previous versions did not leave the Asian giant. Regardless, it’s interesting to mention the available options:

Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 Price
12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage 8999 yuan (1137 euros).
16 GB RAM + 512 GB storage 9999 yuan (1263 euros).
16 GB RAM + 1 TB storage 10,999 yuan (1,390 euros).

Source: Hiper Textual

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