Here is the thinnest 5G smartphone ever: uses a magnesium alloy frame

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite

Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, recently released a plethora of devices. We saw the launch of smartphones like Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, and Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite. The company also released its first-ever foldable smartphone, Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold. Most of these devices are already on pre-sale and the first official sales will take place in the first week of April. At the launch event for the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite, we saw that this smartphone and the MIX Fold use a similar middle frame material. BYD Electronics is the main supplier of the middle frame of these two mobile phones. However, the Mi 11 Lite stands out as the thinnest 5G smartphone globally. 

Thinnest 5G SmartPhone

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite comes with a dual 2.5D glass design with a 6.55-inch ultra-thin flexible straight screen. The body thickness is only 6.81mm and the weight is 159g. It is currently the world’s thinnest 5G smartphone (in the Android camp). In order to meet the customer’s thin and light product design, BYD Electronics used magnesium alloy instead of traditional aluminum alloy for processing for the first time.

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Thinnest 5G SmartPhone

The extremely narrow middle frame has smooth lines and an excellent feel. This is also the industry’s first successful mass-produced magnesium alloy lightweight 5G mobile phone. 

Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold also uses a magnesium alloy

Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold, Xiaomi’s first foldable flagship smartphone boasts of a cutting-edge design. It represents Xiaomi’s exploration of top-notch technologies. This smartphone uses the most popular foldable design (inward folding). Furthermore, it also boasts of a new level of stability of the middle frame.

The middle frame of the Xiaomi foldable smartphone has two parts. The high part is a perfect match and the flatness is much higher than an ordinary middle frame. The BYD Electronics project team conducted repeated verifications in terms of aluminum raw materials, fixtures, processing tools, and plastic particles. The company also made a lot of effort in terms of appearance verification and performance testing.

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For the first time, a foldable phone adopts the anode + silk screen scheme. To give it a premium look, the Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold shaft cover has a two-colour appearance as well as a fine silk screen logo. The slender and firm middle frame does not only give this device a premium look, it also gives the phone an excellent grip. 

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