Immediately after the presentation of the Xiaomi Mix Fold smartphone, which is equipped with a foldable screen, the device became available for pre-order in China. Real sales start on April 16th.
The Xiaomi Mix Fold version with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash memory is offered for $ 1,520, the version with 12/512 GB of memory costs $ 1,670, and the older version, which received 16/512 GB of memory, is priced at almost $ 2,000.
Chinese bloggers said 22,000 Mix Fold smartphones were instantly pre-ordered across multiple platforms. Xiaomi New Product Manager Wang Teng Thomas confirmed on his Weibo page that the entire launch batch of Xiaomi Mix Fold was sold out in a matter of seconds.
In the case of other smartphones, such news is not surprising. Xiaomi Mix Fold is an expensive flagship, but the high price was not enough to reduce the desire of fans to buy a new product among the first.
The Xiaomi Mix Fold has a large 8.01-inch foldable screen as well as a 6.52-inch AMOLED screen on the outside. The manufacturer claims that the hinge part has been tested for 200,000 folding and unfolding cycles. Overall, however, the hinge is rated for 1 million cycles. The main camera uses image sensors with a resolution of 108, 13 and 8 megapixels. It is the first smartphone with a liquid lens that allows a single 8MP camera to be used for both optical zoom and macro photography.