A well-known insider under the nickname Digital Chat Station claims that Xiaomi will soon unveil “the flagship smartphone with the small screen that you are looking forward to.”
At the moment, the smallest modern flagship on the Android market is probably the Asus Zenfone 8 with a 5.9-inch display. Xiaomi has a Xiaomi Mi 9 SE with a 5.97-inch display, but it’s already two years old. Apple fans have the option to buy the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini, though only 5% of iPhone 12 buyers choose it.
Recently, Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi Group, said that the flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 6, launched more than four years ago, still has millions of active users. At the same time, he hinted that the company may well release a reissue of the compact bestseller.
Gizchina believes that this flagship Xiaomi smartphone with a small screen will be made in a clamshell form factor. Ross Young, founder of research companies Display Supply Chain Consultants and DisplaySearch, said that Xiaomi will launch three foldable smartphones this year.
Earlier this month, reports surfaced that Xiaomi has a new patent for the CN306654732S device, which features a clamshell smartphone.
Digital Chat Station was the first to accurately report the specifications and release dates of the Redmi K30, K40, Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 11.