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Xiaomi is working on a vertical clamshell phone

Months ago, Xiaomi launched its first clamshell phone, the Mix Fold, in China. Like the Galaxy Z Fold 3, this phone is based on landscape design and therefore has a large main screen. Meanwhile, according to a patent filed by Xiaomi, the company also appears to be working on a vertical clamshell phone. Although the patent documents do not mention the name and specifications of this phone, but we can speculate a bit about its key features.

Overall, the design of this phone is very similar to other vertical clamshell phones like the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Huawei P50 Pocket. On the back panel of the phone is a wide rectangle with a dual camera and a very small display. Also on top of these two cameras is a narrow strip, which is undoubtedly the LED flash slot.

After opening the phone, we are dealing with a tall display as usual. There's still a report on the size and features of this display, but given the oval hole on the top left of the display, we should expect a dual selfie camera. There are thick edges around the screen and on the right side of the body we see the power and volume buttons. At the bottom of this phone are the USB-C port, the holes for the speaker and the SIM card port.

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It should be noted that Motorola, Huawei and Samsung have entered the market of vertical clamshell phones, and given that these types of phones are usually more reasonably priced, it seems that Xiaomi also wants to try its luck in this field. Although Xiaomi and Oppo have launched their first clamshell phones, they are only available in China. We have to see if these companies will finally ship their clamshells to other countries in 2022.

Xiaomi's first clamshell phone, called the MixFold, will have some cool features. For example, on the outside, we are dealing with a 6.5-inch 90 Hz display, and the main display is based on an 8.01-inch display that uses an 1860 x 2480 refresh rate. Xiaomi uses a 5-nanometer Snapdragon 888 chipset for this phone, and users can choose between 12 or 16 GB of RAM to buy it.

On the back panel of this phone, we see a triple camera with a 108-megapixel sensor. It acts as the main camera. In addition, there is an 8-megapixel telephoto-macro camera and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera. A 20-megapixel camera is also responsible for taking selfies.

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The battery side is supplied with 5020 mAh and supports 67 watt fast charge. Chinese users have to pay around $ 1,500 to buy this phone, which if it went to the global market, you would undoubtedly get it at a higher price. This may be the reason why this phone is not available in global markets. Given the high price of clamshell phones, companies like Xiaomi need to get their clamshell phones at a better price in order to become a strong competitor to Samsung in this market.

In addition to companies trying to spread These types of phones, some companies such as Samsung and TCL are also working on innovative designs. Samsung, for example, has filed several patents for 2-hinged clamshell phones, which are divided into three parts. By using this mechanism, users can benefit from much larger screens. Overall, the clamshell phone industry is still in its infancy, and we should also mention the possibility of making roll-up phones in the near future, which will solve some of the problems of clamshell phones.

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Source: GSM Arena

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