The company’s next foldable smartphone may have a stylus.
What you need to know
- A new patent for the successor of Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold has surfaced online.
- The upcoming Mix Fold 2, as currently claimed, may be equipped with a stylus.
- The stylus is magnetically attached to the left side of the foldable device.
Xiaomi’s first foldable smartphone, Mi Mix Fold, looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 launched earlier this year. A new patent indicates that its successor may carry familiar products from the Samsung Galaxy Note series.
According to MySmartPrice, a patent document filed with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) reveals a device with a stylus. As shown in the document sketch, the stylus is clearly magnetically fixed to the left side of the smartphone. Therefore, the volume rocker and power button are located on the right side of the device.
Its folding mechanism is the same as its predecessor. Although the patent document does not reveal much information about the foldable phone, there have been rumors that it will have some improvements over its predecessor. On the one hand, the hinge may be harder, making it as durable as Samsung’s best foldable phone.
The device can also be equipped with a 108MP main camera. It may also use a 120Hz internal display and a 90Hz external screen made by Samsung. This is a major improvement over the first-generation model with only a 60Hz internal display.
As for its nickname, the patent does not specifically mention the name “Mix Fold 2”, and Xiaomi has been silent on its next foldable phone.
It seems that the battle for foldable products in 2022 will intensify, and more and more companies will step up their efforts to maintain a competitive advantage. For example, there are rumors that Samsung is exploring new designs for its Galaxy Z Fold product line, and Motorola and Honor have also ridiculed their bets before.
In addition, Xiaomi seems to be developing the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 3 Challenger. MySmartPrice discovered another patent application of Xiaomi, showing a foldable phone with a flip design.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is an impressive foldable phone with a sturdy design, powerful camera and smooth performance. It is also waterproof, as is the more expensive Galaxy Z Fold 3.