In the past two years, with the continuous progress and improvement of flexible screen technology, various smartphone manufacturers have targeted the folding screen market. Among them, we can mention China-based first-tier manufacturers such as Xiaomi, OPPO, and VIVO.
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As the well-known Weibo blogger revealed, the first new commercial folding screen smartphones of the three manufacturers (Xiaomi, OPPO, and VIVO) are all on schedule and will be officially unveiled this year.
At present, there is no news about the folding screen smartphones of OPPO and VIVO. However, various signs indicate that Xiaomi’s first folding screen handset will be unveiled soon. Some users have already shared spy photos of this phone (engineering machine).
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Xiaomi Folding Screen Smartphone Spy Photos
From the photos, we can see that the Xiaomi folding screen smartphone will adopt an internal folding solution similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold. This is also a more common practice in the industry. The current design is very mature. So that’s logical that not only Xiaomi but also OPPO and VIVO will use this solution as well.
In addition, the spy photos also show that Xiaomi’s first folding screen smartphone is running the MIUI 12 system.
When looking back, we can see that Xiaomi has been launching new display technologies via its MIX series. Apart from the already released three MIX generations, there is also the MIX Alpha concept phone with a surround screen design. So undoubtedly, the first folding screen handset of the company will come our way from the MIX series as well.
The Xiaomi MIX series has not launched new products for more than two years. Previously, all parties had revealed that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 will be unveiled this year. And now, combining all news we understand that this will be the first folding screen device of the company.