Qualcomm will take wraps off the new flagship chip in the second half of this year. Well, there is an uncertain launch date of May 20. But we think it will happen a bit later. Anyway, the race for the first launch of this chip continues. And though it seems that Motorola has booked its winning place, the window won’t be too big. Today, a famous Weibo tipster revealed that Xiaomi’s upcoming premium class smartphones will sport the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus. If you guess, we are talking about the Xiaomi Mi 12 Ultra and Xiaomi Mi MIX FOLD 2. However, there is still no word whether these two will meet with us at the same time.
Xiaomi MIX FOLD 2 Known Features
Actually, it’s senseless to release two flagship phones simultaneously. But if one of them will be pushed back, most likely, that model will appear out of competition. We mean the rest of the major players in the smartphone field have already designed their own models powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus. And they are waiting for their turn.
Apart from this, the whistleblower also said that the Xiaomi MIX FOLD 2 is currently the lightest and thinnest model among the inward foldable smartphones on the market. In other words, Xiaomi has made a major breakthrough in internal stacking. However, there is still no concrete information concerning this part.
Anyway, prior to this, we have heard too much about this device. For instance, the internal screen size of the Xiaomi MIX FOLD 2 is 8 inches. Thus, it is not much different from the 8.3-inch iPad mini. At the same time, the external screen size is 6.5 inches.
More importantly, Xiaomi MIX FOLD 2 should fix many shortcomings of the previous generation. As various rumors prove, the internal and external screens of the machine support high refresh rates. As a reference, the refresh rate of the Xiaomi MIX FOLD’s internal screen is 60Hz.
Surge C1 Again?
In addition, Xiaomi MIX FOLD debuted the company’s in-house camera chip, Surge C1. It boasts a dual filter configuration, which can realize parallel processing of high and low-frequency signals. In effect, it has a 100% improved signal processing efficiency. With the self-developed algorithm, the 3A (AF, AWB, AE) performance of the image is greatly improved. As this is a high-end IPS, there is every reason to think it will appear on the second-generation model as well.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX FOLD 2 ought to hit the stores in the second half of 2022.