The manufacturer's ultra-premium brand is changing its face and provides a basis for presenting its first model with a flexible screen that folds inwards - at a huge price in the best tradition in the field.
The Mi Mix family has provided us with some very special creations since it was born in 2016, but then went on a rather long sick leave (especially if you do not consider the Mi Mix Alpha whose launch has been shelved) - which now ends with the presentation of a luxury folding model Mi Mix Fold. Is this the biggest nightmare of theGalaxy Z Fold2? Feel free to keep reading and judge for yourself.
The Mi Mix Fold is based on a large flexible AMOLED screen that folds inwards, similar to the modern models of סמסונג And Huawei's, plus a miniature elongated external screen that helps make more traditional use of the product - with the main panel being a diagonal size of 8.01 inches with a resolution of 1,860 × 2,480 pixels, 10 bit tint display depth and support for Dolby Vision technology for HDR content but also a miraculous refresh rate 60 Hz standard, while the panelAMOLED The secondary front is 6.52 inches, with a resolution of 840 × 2,520 pixels and an increased maximum refresh rate of up to 90 Hz.
The chip that powers the entire array is the Snapdragon 888 of course, as befits a flagship product in 2021, with 256GB or 512GB of fast internal UFS 3.1 storage and between 12GB and 16GB of fast LPDDR5 memory - and the addition of chip Built-in NFC, dual-channel 6E Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, infrared transmitter, receiver GPS With support for three different reception channels, a built-in side-by-side fingerprint scanner, a built-in 5,020mAh battery with an advanced 67-watt wired charging and a four-pronged audio array speakers Powerful from Harman / Kardon.
The triple main photo array of the smartphone deserves a special mention of its own, not thanks to the 108-megapixel main sensor but thanks to the somewhat modest 8-megapixel telephoto sensor - which makes its first-of-its-kind smart device market with its liquid lens, which can change the mic Based on a miniature electric motor and thus be used for both photography with 3x optical zoom compared to the main camera and for macro photography with a focus at a minimum distance of only 3 inches.
Is this technology the future of the market and is going to become very common in advanced models in the near future, or another marketing gimmick that will fail to properly survive the reality test? We will probably have the answers to that soon.
The Mi Mix Fold will be offered in black only, with cladding Gorilla Glass Rear by default and with a shell made of a ceramic material in a special edition - 17.2 millimeters thick in the folded condition and with a significant weight ranging from 317 grams in the glass model to 332 grams in the ceramic model.
The weight does not deter you? Maybe the price tag will do that. The Mix Fold will be offered for purchase in China starting in the middle of the current month, at a base price of no less than 10,000 yuan for a model with 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM - that is about $ 1,530 and about NIS 5,120 in direct conversion. This figure may be considered reasonable compared to the monstrous prices with which the Galaxy Z Fold folding devices of סמסונג Here in Israel, but it is worth noting that the addition of the Israeli VAT value brings the cost of the folding from Shiomi to a level of more than NIS 6,000 - and there are as mentioned advanced and even more expensive models, up to a level of 13,000 yuan which is approximately NIS 6,640 excluding VAT. M.
Do you think Shiomi has what it takes to beat the סמסונג In this exotic category, or is it just an imitation of other models that have been available in stores since 2019 without sufficient uniqueness? Feel free to share with us and everyone your opinions in the comments.