Xiaomi Mix Fold 3

Xiaomi has pulled the curtains off its latest folding phone, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 which is set to be released on August 14, 2023.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 Specs

The foldable device will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which is a powerful and efficient processor commonly found in high-end smartphones.

The new phone will also feature a periscope camera, which allows for higher-quality zoom and improved photo capture. The device will also come with a waterproof body, though the details of its waterproof rating are currently unknown and will depend on the results of tests carried out prior to its release.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold 3 is rumored to feature an under-display selfie camera (UDC) on its primary OLED screen. This means that the camera will be hidden beneath the display, providing a seamless and uninterrupted viewing experience. 

  • Release Date: August 14, 2023
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8550-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Adreno 740
  • RAM: 12GB, 16GB
  • Storage: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
  • Display:
    • Main
      • 8.025-inch Foldable LTPO OLED+, 1B colors, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 1300 nits (peak), 1916 x 2160 pixels (~360 ppi density)
    • Cover
      • 6.56-inch AMOLED, 2520×1080 pixels, 120Hz, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 2600 nits peak brightness
  • OS: Android 13, MIUI Fold 14
  • Camera:
    • Main: triple
      • 50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
        10 MP, f/2.0, 75mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3.2x optical zoom
        10 MP, f/2.9, 115mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
        12 MP, f/2.2, 15mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), AF
      • Video 8K@24fps, 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240/960/1920fps, Dolby Vision HDR
    • Selfie: Single
      • 20 MP, 27mm (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm
      • Video 1080p@30/60fps
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Dimensions:
    • Unfolded: 161.2 x 143.3 x 5.3 mm
    • Folded: 161.2 x 73.5 x 10.9 mm
  • Weight: 255 g or 259 g (8.99 oz)
  • Battery: Li-Po 4800 mAh, non-removable, Charging 67W wired, PD3.0, QC4, 100% in 40 min (advertised), 50W wireless, 100% in 55 min (advertised)

Design and Size

  • The Mix Fold 3’s design is similar to folding phones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Google Pixel Fold.
  • Its notebook-like folding design makes it look unique, but it’s only available in the Chinese market for now.
  • When it comes to thickness, the Mix Fold 3 is pretty sleek. It’s 10.86mm thick when folded and 5.26mm when opened. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is 13.4mm thick, and the Pixel Fold is 12.1mm thick.
  • Xiaomi has also improved the folding mechanism, introducing a “Micro Waterdrop hinge,” making it slimmer and lighter. Even Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 5 uses a similar hinge.

Hardware and Performance

  • The phone carries top-of-the-line hardware, including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC.
  • There’s a collaboration with Leica to enhance the rear cameras.
  • You’ll get super-fast charging with 67W wired turbo-charging.

Price and Variants

  • Three options are available:
    • 12GB RAM + 256GB storage: CNY 8,999 (around Rs 1,03,000)
    • 16GB RAM + 512GB storage: CNY 9,999 (roughly Rs 1,14,500)
    • 16GB RAM + 1TB storage: CNY 10,999 (roughly Rs 1,26,600)
  • Choose from two cool colors: Moon Shadow Black and Xingyao Gold.

Display and Experience

  • Unlike the tall and narrow Galaxy Z Fold 5, the Mix Fold 3 has a relatively wider body and cover.
  • You can enjoy the 6.56-inch AMOLED outer display or the 8.025-inch main display, both using Samsung’s E6 panel.
  • The outer display boasts a 2,520×1,080 pixel resolution and 2600 nits brightness, while the main one has a 2,160×1,916 pixel resolution.

Camera System

  • The rear panel carries four cameras: a 50-megapixel primary, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide, and two 10-megapixel lenses (telephoto and periscope).
  • A 20-megapixel selfie camera is found on the cover screen.

Battery and Additional Features

  • Powering the device is a 4,800mAh battery with 67W wired and 50W wireless charging.
  • Other goodies include NFC, MIUI 14 (based on Android 13), and 5G support.

The Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 combines a sleek design with powerful performance. The unique hinge mechanism and the collaboration with Leica are the cherries on top.

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