We’ve been waiting on a Xiaomi foldable phone for over a year now and there have been leaks and patents showing that Xiaomi is indeed working on such a device. However, lately they’ve focused on something else. Luckily, some passionate designers still have enough inspiration to show us what a Xiaomi foldable flip phone would look like. One of them is Techconfigurations.
Techconfigurations envisioned the way a so called Xiaomi Mi Alpha Flip would look and function. Basically it seems to draw inspiration from both the Galaxy Z Flip and Moto RAZR 2019, but takes the specs up a notch and increases the size of the external screen. The Xiaomi Mi Flip is also a 5G device, one that comes with a revolutionary hinge. I see it has some sort of “lids” at the ends which is Motorola’s approach, not Samsung’s. It also has an abundance of cameras at the back.
Those include a 108 megapixel main shooter, a telephoto 12 megapixel camera and a 20 megapixel ultrawide camera, as well as a 12 MP depth camera, so we’ve got a quad camera setup here. There’s also 10x hybrid optical zoom, a big achievement for a foldable. Not sure if placing them so close to the hinge is doable, though. The main camera also functions as the selfie camera, aided by a big external screen. It’s about one third of the diagonal of the large screen upfront.
Among the specs listed by Techconfigurations there’s a huge 5500 mAh battery, with 65W fas charging, a Snapdragon 865 processor, 12 or 16 GB of RAM (LPDDR5) and up to 512 GB of internal storage. We also see a bunch of hues for this newcomer, like bright red, blue, purple and brown. I feel that the shades are too glossy and this device would light up too much in the sun. Hopefully, it’s better built than the Moto RAZR 2019…