Xiaomi today launched its latest foldable flagship foldable smartphone, the MIX Fold 3. The MIX Fold 3 continues the slim and lightweight design of the previous generation, while also offering an all-around powerful product experience in imaging capabilities, performance, and reliability. It sets all-new standards for foldable and consolidates Xiaomi’s leading position in the premium foldable smartphone market.
Slim and Lightweight Design with Enhanced Reliability
The MIX Fold 3 measures just 255g and 10.86mm thick when folded, and opening to the ultimate slimness of just 5.26mm. This can mainly be attributed to its Xiaomi proprietary hinge, which is 8.6% slimmer when folded and 12.5% slimmer unfolded than the Micro Waterdrop hinge in the previous generation. The hinge is also 8% narrower and takes up 17% less space. All of this contributes to making the entire smartphone slimmer and lighter and leaving more stacking space within the confined area of the smartphone body to create a slim and lightweight device that is highly versatile.
The Xiaomi proprietary hinge has also greatly enhanced the reliability of the entire device. It adopts a 3-element connecting rod structure, and has up to 14 micro-hinges, significantly improving the degree of freedom of the hinge and perfectly enabling the curvature of the display. It effectively addresses any change in the shape of the display and reduces the risk of damage to the display if dropped. The main structure of the hinge is made of ultra-high strength steel, which has a yield strength of up to 1800MPa. This, in combination with the ultra-durable carbon ceramic steel rotating mechanism, contributes to further enhancing the reliability of the hinge.
Excellent Imaging Capabilities
The MIX Fold 3 is equipped with a quad camera system with Leica optical lens, which covers focal lengths ranging from 15mm (ultra-wide) to 115mm (periscope). This enables the MIX Fold 3 to take stunning photos in a wide variety of scenarios. The 23mm ƒ/1.77 wide aperture main camera introduces an ultra-low color dispersion glass lens to the quad camera system with Leica optics for the first time, effectively eliminating color discrepancies and providing more precise, clearer images. The 15mm ultra-wide offers an ultra-wide field of view up to 120°, while the 75mm telephoto and 115mm periscope each excels in their respective fields. The 115mm periscope also realizes 30cm super-macro shooting in a very small space.
Long-Range Battery Life
The MIX Fold 3 is equipped with a dual Xiaomi Surge battery structure and a new generation of silicon-carbon negative electrode technology, which together achieve an additional 10% increase in capacity within the same size. The MIX Fold 3 also supports 67W wired turbocharging and 50W wireless turbocharging, which can charge the device up to 100% in just 40 minutes.
Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 is equipped with Qualcomm’s latest flagship Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Leading Version chipset, which further improves performance compared to Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2. To ensure maximum performance, Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 also utilizes a carefully designed cooling system, which has a total area of 10,943mm2. Contained in the smartphone’s slim and lightweight body is an ultra-thin stainless-steel VC to further enhance heat dissipation capacity.
Meanwhile, its MIUI Fold operating system has been significantly optimized for large display use, offering innovative fun features with the folding display, including video conferencing and viewing in Hover mode, as well as floating windows and split screen, further meeting users’ increasing needs for large displays.
Furthermore, multiple details have also been optimized in Xiaomi MIX Fold 3, such as a 3-microphone array, symmetrical dual speakers, and a brushed metal frame to provide users with an all-round flagship experience.
Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 sets new benchmarks in the industry in all aspects, providing users with a flagship foldable smartphone experience that exceeds expectations. All in all, the launch of this smartphone takes Xiaomi’s technological innovation in foldable smartphones to greater heights.
Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 comes in three colors: Gold, Black, and Xiaomi composite fiber, as well as three storage variants:
12GB+256GB, 16GB+512GB and 16GB+1TB.
Xiaomi Launches CyberDog 2
Also unveiled at the event was the bio-inspired quadruped robot, CyberDog 2, which comes as even more intelligent and lifelike. Weighing just 8.9kg, approximately the size of a Doberman, it is also smaller in size than the previous generation. CyberDog 2 is equipped with Xiaomi’s self-developed CyberGear Micro-actuator, which further enhances the robot’s mobility and supports high-difficulty maneuvers, such as continuous back flip, and fall recovery. It comes with more precise control and will remain intact, even if continuously touched. Besides, CyberDog 2 is equipped with a fusion sensing and decision-making system, offering 19 sensors for vision, touch and hearing.
In addition, CyberDog 2 has been made as open-source as possible, from coding to structural drawings, as well as providing graphical programming and the modular processing of various sensing capabilities. With its continuous open-source ecosystem, the CyberDog family will attract more developers to take part, while continuously promoting the progress and enhancement of bio-inspired robots to truly benefit people’s lives in the future.