Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 debuts with refined hinge, periscope lens and SD 8 Gen 2 chip
Starting with the profile, Mix Fold 3 is even slimmer than its predecessor measuring just 5.26mm in its unfolded state and 10.89mm when folded. Xiaomi engineers designed a new vertically stacked motherboard which helped bring the phone's size down.
Xiaomi also developed an all-new proprietary hinge that consists of 198 components and takes up 17% less internal space. The new hinge comes with a 3-element structure and 14 micro-hinges that tuck in the main folding display for improved durability and a carbon ceramic steel rotating mechanism. Mix Fold 3’s new hinge also supports a 45°- 135° hover opening which allows you to prop the phone like a mini laptop.
Mix Fold 3 has dual E6 OLED displays. The main 8.03-inch LTPO panel brings a 1,960 x 2,160px resolution and a 120Hz variable refresh rate. The panel features Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) and brings HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support. The outer 6.56-inch LTPO OLED display is covered with Gorilla Glass Victus 2 and brings up to 2,560 nits peak brightness in auto mode.
Moving on to the cameras, Xiaomi equipped Mix Fold 3 with a quad camera system with Leica optics. There’s a 50MP Sony IMX800 main cam (23mm equivalent) with OIS as well as a 12MP ultrawide module (15mm equivalent). Zoom shots are handled by a 10MP telephoto (75mm) with 3x zoom and a 10MP periscope module (115mm) which brings up to 5x optical zoom. Both telephoto modules feature OIS.
Under the hood, Mix Fold 3 has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset with up to 16GB RAM and 1TB storage. Mix Fold 3 gains a larger 4,800 mAh battery with the same 67W wired charging as Mix Fold 2 but with added 50W wireless charging. The software side is covered by MIUI 14 based on Android 13.
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 comes in glass and composite fiber back versions with prices being the same regardless of the material choice.
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Pre-orders in China are open starting today while official sales are set to begin on August 16. Xiaomi did not mention any availability details for international markets.
- 16 Aug 2023
I agree. Nothing I've written is a rule and it's not definitive. A brand just needs one product to change their perspective with the consumer. It wasn't the iphone that did it for Apple. It started with the ipod and itunes. Let me...
- 16 Aug 2023
Having a 3.2x and 5x seem too close in range for a zoom. Also, incidentally it has dual 10MP cameras, just like the S23 Ultra's cameras. The 3.2x could easily replace the 5x zoom, so having a separate 5x seems pointless
- 16 Aug 2023
Agreed 100%, I'll be one of the first in the queue to buy one.