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Mobiles – Xiaomi unveiled its first-ever foldable handset Mi MIX Fold powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC

In a bid to take on Samsung, Motorola and Huawei, the Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi has launched its very first foldable smartphone in the market. After launching Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i and Mi 11 Lite the company introduced Mi MIX Fold featuring a liquid lens camera. Yes, the company has launched its first-ever foldable handset exactly after two years since it was first teased.

Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold price and availability

The Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold is relatively cheaper than the popular Samsung Galaxy Fold. The tech firm has priced it at 9,999 yuan (approx Rs 1,11,820) for the 12GB RAM with 256GB variant, while the 12GB RAM with 512GB variant will be available with a price tag of 10,999 yuan (approx Rs 1,23,000) and the 16GB with 512GB variant at 12,999 yuan (approx Rs 1,45,366). As of now, the device will be limited to China only.

Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold

Mi MIX Fold specifications

Xiaomi has officially forayed into the flexible phone market with the debut of Mi MIX Fold. The market is largely dominated by three companies Samsung, Motorola and Huawei. 

Xiaomi’s Mi MIX Fold adorns a similar form factor as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, which folds inwards. The display inside features an 8.01-inches OLED screen with 2,480 x 1,860 OLED. However, the display supports a 60Hz refresh rate panel in contrast to Z Fold 2 and the Mate X2.

Mi MIX Fold

The outer display offers a 6.5-inch OLED display with 2,520 x 840 pixels of resolution and a 27:9 aspect ratio. Unlike the primary one, this supports a 90Hz refresh rate panel.

Under the hood, there is the top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor paired with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage options

The Xiaomi’s foldable phone carries four speakers fine-tuned by Harman Kardon and is further backed by a 5,020 mAh battery having 67W fast charging support. The Mi MIX Fold also features a desktop mode to give it a feel of a traditional desktop UI, therefore, turning it into a mini laptop.

Here Xiaomi has given a large camera module similar to the Mi 11 Ultra having a small secondary panel. On the front, there are three camera sensors including a 108-megapixel primary sensor, 13-megapixel ultra-wide sensor and an 8-megapixel ‘liquid lens’. The latter one works as a macro lens and doubles up as a telephoto lens offering a 3x optical zoom. According to the company the 8-megapixel ‘liquid lens’ is powered by its own Surge C1 ISP that helps in quick focusing as well as optimised White Balance with a higher dynamic range.

The company did not talk about the hinges, but Mi MIX Fold is claimed to withstand up to 1 million bends.

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Laptops – Mi Laptop Pro 14 and Mi Laptop Pro 15 with 11th-Gen Intel Core processor and GeForce MX450 graphics card launched

On the second day of the Xiaomi Mega Launch event, the Chinese tech firm made two major announcements. The company first introduced its first foldable smartphone Mi MIX

Fold to the world then it launched its most premium laptops, Mi Laptop Pro 2021. There will be two variants, a 14-inch and a 15-inch model, which look identical to Apple MacBook Pro. Check out its pricing, specs and availability details below.

Starting with the specifications and design, Mi Laptop Pro 14 and Mi Laptop Pro 15 come with a metal unibody design built of 600 series aviation-grade aluminium alloy. The former one is slimmer while the latter one is thicker in size.

Mi Laptop Pro 14
Mi Laptop Pro 14

As the name suggests the Mi Laptop Pro 14 features a 14-inch display with a resolution of 2.5K. It supports a 120Hz refresh rate panel with TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification and an aspect ratio of 16:10. On the other hand the Mi Laptop Pro 15 sports a 15-inch OLED display with 3.5K resolution protected with Corning Gorilla Glass, TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification with SGS Eye Care display and DC dimming. It offers 100 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut, 600 nits peak brightness, a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a 93% screen-to-body ratio.

Both the laptops are powered by an 11th Generation Intel Core processor, paired with a GeForce MX450 for graphics. It packs 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB PCIe SSD. In this, you will get two versions an i5 variant with and without NVIDIA GeForce MX450 GPU and the other one is the i7 variant. 

Besides this, there is a backlit keyboard and a large touchpad in addition to a fingerprint sensor. The Mi laptop runs Microsoft Windows 10 operating system assisted by MIUI+, Xiaomi voice assistant and an HD webcam. The Mi Laptop Pro 14 is backed by a 56WHr battery with 100W fast charging support. While the Mi Laptop Pro 15 houses a 66Whr battery with 100W fast charging support. 

Mi Laptop Pro 15
Mi Laptop Pro 15

For connectivity, there are four Thunderbolt ports, WIFI 6 wireless LANan  Driver and a dual USB Type-C port.

Mi Laptop Pro 14 and Mi Laptop Pro 15 Price and availability

The Mi Laptop Pro 14 price starts at CYN 5,299 that translates to Rs 59,216. Whereas the  Mi Laptop Pro 15 will be available with a starting price of CNY 6,499 that translates to Rs 72,626. Both the device will be available in China in two colour options of black and silver.

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