Dare we say better than the ones we’ve seen from competitors?
Xiaomi’s already climbing up the list as one of the best companies to manufacture impressive technologies starting with its mobile devices. The current trend at the moment is foldable screens on smartphones, though we weren’t really impressed with what we have seen so far until we saw Xiaomi’s video.
The video, shared by Xiaomi co-founder and President Lin Bin, showcases the tablet-shaped device that folds on both sides to a more compact form factor similar to a mobile phone. While other companies have only shown their screens can be folded, it doesn’t feel practical in any way. Xiaomi’s smartphone folds on both sides, which feels more natural.
While it’s only an engineering sample, it’s a peek at how the future of mobile displays will be in the next few years. It’s not without its hassles, but Xiaomi said that it has managed to solve problems regarding how the display folds including customizing its MIUI interface.
Xiaomi didn’t say when we can expect a foldable smartphone to be on sale but that time could come sooner than we think.