There have been talks of a foldable phone from Xiaomi for quite a while. In fact, we have seen the foldable phone in a video showing panels that can be folded on both sides. While we are still waiting for this device, Xiaomi already presented the Mi MIX Alpha. The MIX Alpha is a phone which sports a display that surrounds its body.
So, does this mean that Xiaomi has abandoned the idea of the foldable phone? Apparently not! We have now seen a new patent which shows the Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold.
We have seen many patents of Xiaomi-branded phones over the past months. Many of them present quite exciting devices. One of them is a patent for a top-corner selfie camera design.
The new patent shows the design of the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold. As seen, the device will sport a design that is similar to the Huawei Mate X design. Recall that the Huawei Mate X went on sale for roughly $2,400 and sold out in minutes in China up to three times.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold features a central hinge via which you can fold the display outwards. There is a panel with curved edges and a module for a dual-camera setup.
Even though the patent document does not reveal the specifications of the device, it is quite safe to say that it will be a top-model device. We expect it to use the Snapdragon 865 SoC. However, we can only wait for official information from Xiaomi to get the specs.