On Thursday Xiaomi announced that Redmi is now a separate brand. Redmi is said to be a budget-centric brand while Mi will bring more premium devices to the masses. Then there's Poco that aims at offering the best value for money phones like the Poco F1, which is the only Snapdragon 845 powered phone available under Rs 20,000. 2018 was good for Xiaomi, but it looks like the company is planning to make 2019 a better one. Xiaomi has several Redmi and Mi phones and also Poco F2 to launch this year, then there's a foldable phone that the company is reportedly working on.
Samsung has announced to launch a foldable phone soon. In fact, the South Korean smartphone maker also showcased a prototype design of the foldable phone which could be called Galaxy X. As of now, there's no report when will the Samsung foldable phone launch, but considering the leaks and rumours flooding the internet, the phone could launch sooner than you can imagine. Following Samsung, other OEMs like Xiaomi are reportedly also working on a foldable phone. A hands-on video of an alleged Xiaomi foldable phone leaked on Thursday night and created a buzz on the internet.
Hands-On Video of Foldable Xiaomi Phone
Although the video was shot inside a dark room and was unclear to revealed details about the alleged foldable phone from Xiaomi, the fact that Xiaomi is coming up with a foldable phone is great. The hands-on video has been leaked by Evan Blass, who's a pretty popular phone leakster. Blass, however, isn't very sure about the authenticity of the video. Captioning the video Blass noted, "Can't speak to the authenticity of this video or device, but it's allegedly made by Xiaomi, I'm told. Hot new phone, or gadget porn deepfake?"
So, it is still doubtful whether or not the foldable phone showcased in the video is from Xiaomi, but we feel it is considering the interface looks similar to MIUI. The alleged foldable phone appears with three screens and can be used as a phone as well as a tablet, which is great. The hands-on video shows that the device can be folded on the left and right side to be able to use it as a phone, and opening the sides will turn the device into a tablet.
Xiaomi to Take on Samsung in the Foldable Phone Game
The 19-second video shows that foldable phone to be pretty slim, much slimmer than the prototype of the Galaxy X -- the foldable phone from Samsung. Additionally, the bezels on the sides of the device are almost invisible, which means that this foldable phone from Xiaomi will offer a great video experience to the users.