Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold is a foldable smartphone with a unique camera lens. “Only” 1500 $ (14 photos + video)

The main novelty of the second day of the Xiaomi eventwas the presentation of the first branded smartphone with a folding screen, released under the name Mi Mix Fold. It took the company about two years to develop the flexible screen device. In addition to the flexible display, the novelty uses a new liquid lens technology for smartphones, which expands the photo capabilities of the device. The price of Mi Mix Fold will range from 1.5 to 2 thousand dollars, depending on the configuration.

Smartphone Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold received two at oncescreen. The main display, which folds inward, has a diagonal of 8.01 inches, an aspect ratio of 4 to 3, a resolution of 2480 × 1860 and an OLED matrix that supports HDR10 + and Dolby Vision technologies and has a maximum brightness of 900 nits.

When expanding the main screen to the formattablet-like, you can run multiple applications with variable window sizes on your desktop screen. The company's engineers have developed a unique U-shaped hinge that guarantees 200,000 smartphone openings. At the same time, the original design of the mounts made it possible to reduce the weight by 27% in comparison with devices from competitors.

The second display is located on the back anddesigned to work Mi Mix Fold. when folded. It is an AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2520 × 840 and an aspect ratio of 27: 9. Supports 90Hz refresh technology with 180Hz response rate. The screen also supports HDR10 + and Dolby Vision technologies.

However, in addition to the folding screen,which is unlikely to surprise anyone now, Xiaomi developers have prepared another equally important innovation for users. The new camera was developed in the depths of the company and over 140 million yuan ($ 21.3 million) was spent on its creation over several years. It is in the new camera that the proprietary Xiaomi Surge C1 processor is used for image processing. However, the most important innovation will be the introduction of liquid lens technology, borrowed from nature, in particular, human eyes are based on this principle. The liquid-filled membrane allows the lens to reshape and obtain variable magnification from 3x to 30x. At the same time, the minimum focus is only 3 cm. Thus, the camera is capable of performing both macro and micro photography. The sensor resolution is 8 megapixels, and the lens works at temperatures ranging from minus 40 to plus 60 degrees Celsius.

The main sensor in the main camera becomesThe top 108 MP sensor from ISOCELL HM2 from Samsung, which supports 9 pixels in 1 integration technology. The third sensor of the main camera is an ultra-wide-angle sensor with a viewing angle of 123 degrees.

The hardware part runs on the processorSnapdragon 888 with 12GB or 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB and 512GB UFS 3.1 persistent memory. To solve the problem with overheating of the top processor, a cooling system that uses a steam chamber, thermal gel and a multilayer graphite coating helps.

Autonomous operation is provided by the batterycapacity of 5020 mAh, consisting of two cells and supporting 67W fast charging technology, which allows you to fully recharge your smartphone in 37 minutes. Acoustics created with the participation of Harman Kardon is represented by four speakers. A fingerprint sensor is built into the start button on the side. There is an NFC module and a USB Type-C connector.

Model with 12GB of RAM and256 GB permanent will hit the market at a price of $ 1,520 or 1,300 euros. A modification of 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of permanent will be sold at a price of $ 1,670 or 1,430 euros. The top model with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage will be offered at a price of $ 1,970 or 1,700 euros. Sales in China will begin on April 16th.