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Does this video show Xiaomi's foldable phone?

By midian182
Jan 4, 2019
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  1. The clip comes from reliable leaker Evan Blass, who says it allegedly shows a product from Xiaomi. He does add that he can’t speak for its authenticity, adding that it could be “a gadget porn deepfake.” The phone's software appears snappy, and it has a double-fold design that lets both sides seamlessly fold back, transitioning its shape from small tablet to phone.

    The device certainly looks a lot better than the chunky, unresponsive FlexPai that was shown off by Chinese company Royole late last year, so here’s hoping it’s the real deal. We’ve also seen Samsung’s Infinity Flex Display, which has a clamshell-style folding design.

    There’s always the chance that the phone in the video is some kind of early prototype model. It would be interesting to know more details, such as the specs and whether the panels switch off when they’re folded backward. The other important element is the price: the technology that goes into foldable devices makes them expensive, with Samsung’s Galaxy F rumored to cost up to $2000.

    Xiaomi is one of several companies said to be working on a foldable phone, joining the likes of Samsung, LG, Oppo, and Huawei, but even if it is working on a device, there’s no guarantee this is it.

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    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
  2. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 896   +497

    I can't even imagine how a screen would work when it is folded BACK. How does the screen stretch over the hinge?
  3. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Guru Posts: 679   +495

    The first video looks like it's amazing quality but did anybody notice in the second one the screen is a bit... puffy? I don't want a puffy phone. I think for a bendable phone to be worth it, it needs to bend tightly and maybe even snap back onto itself.
  4. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,393   +3,780

    Not a bad first start, of course there are lots of unanswered questions. I also want to see an edition that is the size of a book or atlas to improve readability for older folks or those with poor eyesight. The potential is most definitely there, now they just need to execute it!

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