Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate Xs, the manufacturer's next product would be easier to transport than normal big-screen mobiles, Digital Trends said.
"The same outlet noted that, like the Galaxy Z Flip, the upcoming Xiaomi features a generous internal display and a smaller external display when retracted, displaying time and notification icons."
"The hinge design looks slightly different than Samsung's offering, and the latest report says Xiaomi is working to ensure it's very durable, while still allowing for the same variable angle control seen on the Galaxy Z Flip ”, Digital Trends postulated.
It is not the first time that the Chinese firm has been linked to flexible devices. In January 2019, Bin Lin, one of the co-founders of Xiaomi, revealed through the video a functional prototype.
“The phone was a device that folded backward, in the same line as the Huawei Mate Xs. Towards the end of the year, he filed for a patent for a foldable smartphone and even several renderings emerged, giving us an idea of what the final device might look like, "added the newspaper.
Rumors from the supply chain have also claimed that Xiaomi has assured Samsung Display of the necessary supply of displays and that it would be ready to start mass production during the second half of 2020. However, the South Korean manufacturer would not be entirely clear. in being able to meet demand.
Citing an employee of one of the brands, ZDNet reported that Samsung Display's flexible display production line is being adjusted to cope with a future flip phone. "This may not leave much room for Xiaomi, so if you go out with your own flexible device, initial supplies may be limited," he said.
Digital Trends recalled that Xiaomi has a strong relationship with Samsung, since it has used its AMOLED panels in several of its models, including the Mi 9, and apparently it will also do it with the Mi 10. They have also collaborated in the development of the camera sensor. 108-megapixel camera used in the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro.
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