It seems that Xiaomi wants to ride the foldable-smartphone wagon sooner than expected. The company has teased a video of its prototype foldable smartphone, which was first seen in January of this year, sporting a double-fold design. The company hasn’t yet revealed any specifications of the smartphone.
The video was shared on the Weibo account of Xiaomi that shows a person using the smartphone in portrait mode in an unfolded state and then changes the orientation of the phone, followed by folding it from both sides.
Xiaomi is not the only company in the race of making foldable smartphones. Earlier this year, both Samsung and Huawei introduced their foldable smartphones globally. While Samsung Galaxy Fold packs an in-folding design, the Huawei Mate X sports an out-folding design.
The Galaxy Fold features a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a compact device with a cover display. The internal screen bends and folds in a more intuitive motion. The company has used a new polymer layer to create a screen 50 per cent thinner than a typical smartphone display.
On the other hand, the Huawei Mate X sports a foldable FullView OLED display. There is a 6.6-inch screen at the front and a 6.38-inch screen at back, which, when opened, transforms into an 8-inch mini-tablet. When the Mate X is folded, it technically becomes a dual-screen smartphone.