Xiaomi MIX Fold 2

Innovations of Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 | Benchmarking against Apple

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News Highlights

  • Xiaomi to compete with Apple’s iPhone pro max 14 with Xiaomi MIX Fold 2
  • The phone’s ultra-thin and lightweight design, with a thickness of 5.4mm when unfolded, 11.2mm when folded, and weight of only 262g.
  • The ultra-thin design is achieved by the use of a self-developed micro-water droplet-shaped rotating shaft, and precision hinge for a minimum thickness on one side of the phone.
  • The design is also optimized through the use of advanced materials and technologies, as well as a specialized miniaturized dumpling chain mechanism,
  • A comparison has been made by Lei Jun between the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 and Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro Max, emphasizing that the phone is at least as good as the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

At the recent press conference for the Mi 12 series, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun announced that the company’s goal is to compete with Apple in terms of technology and design. This bold statement was met with some skepticism from users, as it is a known fact that Apple is currently a leading technology giant in the industry. However, Lei Jun stood by his statement and emphasized that domestic mobile phones should have the courage to compare themselves to Apple, as it is the only way to truly understand and show the strength and capabilities of domestic mobile phones.

Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 weight

Lei Jun used the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 folding screen phone as an example of the company’s efforts to match or exceed the capabilities of Apple’s flagship iPhone 14 Pro Max. He pointed out that the most impressive feature of the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 is its lightweight and ultra-thin design. The phone is only 5.4mm thick when unfolded, and 11.2mm when folded while weighing only 262g. When closed, the phone is as thick as an iPhone 14 Pro Max with a protective case. This is particularly impressive given that the iPhone 14 Pro Max’s thickness is 7.85mm and its bare metal weight is 240g.

Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 thinness

To achieve this ultra-thin design, the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 uses a self-developed micro-water droplet-shaped rotating shaft. Through the use of precision welding and a variety of high-tech materials, the company has been able to reduce the weight of the shaft unit by 35% compared to industry averages, and reduce the thickness of the phone by 25%. The use of a precision hinge also allows for a thickness on one side of the phone that is almost the same as the thickness of a Type-C port.

iPhone pro max 14 measurements

In addition, the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 also boasts a number of other cutting-edge features and technologies. This includes the use of a customized miniaturized dumpling chain mechanism and a zero-welding integrated precision process, which has greatly reduced the number of shaft parts to just 87. This allows for greater efficiency and durability in the phone’s design.

It is clear that Lei Jun’s goal of benchmarking Xiaomi against Apple is not an empty statement. The Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 is a testament to the company’s dedication to innovation and design, and the company’s ability to produce products that can stand up to the likes of Apple. With continued efforts in R&D, it is likely that Xiaomi will be able to produce even more impressive and competitive products in the future.

Xiaomi MIX Fold 2

Source ( Mydrivers, in Chinese )