President and co-founder of a Chinese companyXiaomi Lin Bin posted on the national social network Weibo a minute video that showed the appearance of a folding smartphone with a flexible display, a feature of its design and the operation of the interface.
The device shown has a thin framearound the display. When unfolded, the gadget looks more like a tablet, if desired, the sides of its screen can be folded to form a phablet-format product, so it is more convenient to hold it even with one hand. Remarkably, the interface quickly adapts to the change of form factor. But is the design offered by Xiaomi really convenient? Is it practical and reliable in practice to bend edges almost under 360 °? How good is the screen protection?
According to Bean, the video still showsan engineering sample, not the final version of a folding smartphone with a flexible screen. What will be the name of the novelty, the company has not yet decided, but they tear out between Mi Mix Flex and Mi Dual Flex. Development at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 exhibition, which will be held in Barcelona from February 25 to 28, is expected to debut.