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Xiaomi’s Folding Phone is the Most Sensible Device So Far

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Xiaomi’s Folding Phone

Xiaomi’s new folding phone has been shown in a new teaser video from the tech company. Xiaomi co-founder and president Lin Bin have posted a nearly minute-long video to Weibo today, describing the double folding phone. Both sides of the device can be folded backwards to change it from a tablet to into more of a compact phone. Unlike other foldable phones we’ve seen in the past, this sure looks a more realistic use for the technology.

Xiaomi didn’t give out many details about its foldable phone, but Bin shows the device in the video is just an engineering model. Bin does note Xiaomi has conquered “a series of technical problems such as flexible folding screen technology, four-wheel drive folding shaft technology, flexible cover technology, and MIUI adaptation.” Xiaomi seems to have modified its MIUI software for the foldable phone, and a video is seen playing on the device before it turns from tablet to phone mode.

Xiaomi’s folding phone is set to compete against devices like Samsung’s folding phone prototype and Chinese company Royole’s folding device. Huawei is also working on a foldable device, and Lenovo also teased that it was working on bendable phones. Xiaomi hasn’t announced when we will get to know more details about its foldable phone, but given Mobile World Congress will start in a month or so we’re likely to hear more about foldable phones very soon.

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