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Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 with periscope camera and SD 8 Gen 2 chip is here

One year after the foldable Mix Fold 2, the successor Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 was unveiled today with upgrades across the board.
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3

Last year, Xiaomi launched the world’s thinnest foldable smartphone, the Mix Fold 2. A year later, the successor Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 is here and brings upgrades across the board. It’s even thinner than its predecessor, measuring just 5.26mm when unfolded and 10.89mm when folded. A new, vertically stacked mainboard contributes to the low overall height.

Xiaomi has also developed an all-new proprietary hinge. It consists of 198 parts and takes up 17% less space in the interior. The new hinge features a 3-element structure and 14 micro-hinges and a carbon ceramic steel rotating mechanism.

The new hinge of the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 supports positions between 45 and 135 degrees, so you can set up the foldable like a mini notebook.

The Xiaomi smartphone has two E6 OLED displays. The 8.03-inch LTPO main display offers a resolution of 1,960 x 2,160 pixels and a variable refresh rate of 120 Hz. The panel is made of Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) and supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. The outer 6.56-inch LTPO OLED display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus 2 and achieves a peak brightness of up to 2,560 nits in automatic mode.

Camera setup

As for the cameras, Xiaomi has equipped the Mix Fold 3 with a quad camera system using Leica lenses. There is a 50-megapixel 23mm Sony IMX800 main camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 12-megapixel 15mm ultrawide camera. There are also two telephoto cameras, each with 10 megapixels – a 75mm telephoto with 3x zoom and a 115mm periscope lens with 5x optical zoom. The two telecameras also have OIS.

The Mix Fold 3 is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset with up to 16 GB RAM and 1 TB storage. The battery capacity has grown slightly to 4,800 mAh. It still charges with a cable with 67 watts like the Mix Fold 2. In addition, wireless charging with up to 50 watts is now also on board. The operating system used is MIUI 14 based on Android 13.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 prices

The Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 is available in versions with glass and composite fiber backs, with prices remaining the same regardless of the material choice. The 12/256 GB version costs CNY 8,999 (€1,136/$1,240), while the 16/512 GB version costs CNY 9,999 (€1,262/$1,377). The top model with 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage is changing hands for CNY 10,999 (€1,389/$1,515).

Pre-orders in China are already open, while official sales will start on August 16th. However, Xiaomi has not yet revealed any information about international availability. Xiaomi also introduced the Pad 6 Max and the Smart Band 8 Pro today.

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Achim Maier
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