Xiaomi’s flip foldable smartphone leak suggests it could be another Samsung Galaxy Z Flip rival.
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A woman walks past an advertisement for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 and Z Flip smartphones at a Samsung Electronics store in Seoul on October 8, 2020 as the electronics giant saw a nearly 60 percent jump in operating profit in the third trimester.
Xiaomi’s clamshell foldable leaks
Samsung’s line of foldable smartphones, the Z Fold and Z Flip, have become popular these days, which have consistently exceeded the South Korean tech maker’s expected sales.
That said, Chinese phone makers are also entering the emerging foldable market. Indeed, Huawei has also released its version of the Galaxy Z Flip in the flesh of the P50 Pocket.
Meanwhile, another Chinese tech giant, Oppo, has also released its Galaxy Z Fold counterpart.
This time around, however, Xiaomi would be getting into the latest craze. He is said to be working on a foldable clamshell device.
According to a report from Digital Trends, the upcoming foldable smartphone from China-based tech giant Xiaomi has been leaked by a famous tipster on Weibo.
The Weibo leaker who goes by the name Digital Chat Station has claimed that Xiaomi is currently developing an upcoming foldable mobile device, which will sport a clamshell folding mechanism.
The tipster from the Chinese social media platform further stated that the upcoming Xiaomi foldable device will be specifically marketed to female users.
Digital Trends notes in the same report that this is akin to the strategy of another Chinese phone maker, Huawei, for its foldable clamshell P50 Pocket.
Xiaomi Clamshell Foldable Specifications
On top of that, the leaker also shared some of the core specs we might expect from this upcoming clamshell foldable device.
The tipster predicted that the Xiaomi foldable phone will likely be powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, according to GizmoChina’s report.
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In this photo taken on August 20, 2019, customers inspect smartphones made by Xiaomi at a Mi store in Gurgaon.
Meanwhile, the next phone is said to sport a 50-megapixel primary camera. However, details of the other snappers from the back and front have yet to be released.
Moreover, the rumored Xiaomi foldable display is also at a flagship level, boasting FHD+ resolution and a smooth 120Hz refresh rate.
For the first spec leaks alone, it’s safe to assume that the Chinese phone maker is positioning the upcoming foldable as a flagship device.
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Xiaomi foldable: Galaxy Z Flip Rival cheaper?
That said, Digital Trends further added that the upcoming smartphone from the Chinese tech giant could cost between $599 and $799.
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 carries a hefty price tag to the tune of $1,000. As such, Xiaomi’s version of the device might see a slightly lower price, but we can only speculate for now.
Elsewhere, Motorola has also reportedly launched its Z Flip-like phone, the Razr 3.
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