CEO Lei Jun was sad with the majority of foldable telephones, so a staff at Xiaomi spent almost two years engaged on the issue. The fruit of their labors shall be revealed tomorrow the Xiaomi Combine Fold 2.
The CEO revealed that the brand new mannequin will measure solely 5.4mm thick when unfolded. The folded thickness is predicted to be 11.4mm together with the digital camera bump. Weight is one other situation that bothers Xiaomis chief and (in keeping with unconfirmed information), the Fold 2 will weigh simply 202g, making it lighter than some non-folding telephones. For comparability, the unique Mi Combine Fold measured 7.6mm unfolded, 17.2mm folded and weighed a hefty 317g (and that is for the lighter glass mannequin).
The Xiaomi Combine Fold 2 will measure solely 5.4mm when unfolded because of a “micro waterdrop” hinge design
How is that this even attainable? The staff labored to simplify the hinge mechanism, decreasing the components depend to simply 87. This, together with superior supplies, made the hinge 35% lighter and lowered the thickness of the mechanism by 25%.
A part of the trouble went in the direction of minimizing the crease, so the hinge makes use of what Xiaomi calls a micro waterdrop design (seen above). Lastly, right here is an official video that gives an early have a look at the design:
The complete design hasnt been formally unveiled, however plainly it was loaded within the Xiaomi Pockets app right here is a picture of the Xiaomi Combine Fold 2 subsequent to the Xiaomi 12S Extremely. As you’ll be able to see, the foldable telephone may have a triple digital camera with the Leica brand. We’ll most likely have to attend till tomorrow to seek out out what sort of sensors are in there (had been curios how the engineers managed to suit every little thing, there isnt a lot thickness to work with).
Xiaomi Combine Fold 2 subsequent to the 12S Extremely: a picture leaked by the Xiaomi Pockets app
Anyway, the telephone shall be powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 as are most up-to-date flagships (together with the 12S collection). The Fold 2 will reportedly function a 4,500mAh battery with 67W quick charging.