A take a look at what might’ve been

Xiaomi Mi 9T Rear casing focused on logo and carbon texture


  • An outward-folding Xiaomi foldable cellphone prototype has surfaced on-line.
  • The machine bears a resemblance to the Huawei Mate X collection.

Excluding the Huawei Mate X collection and the Royole FlexPai household, the overwhelming majority of foldable telephones are inward-folding gadgets. Xiaomi’s two foldables are additionally inward-folding affairs, however a brand new leak has given us a take a look at an intriguing prototype.

Tipster Kuba Wojciechowski has posted photos of a prototype Xiaomi foldable cellphone on Twitter, exhibiting an outward folding design. This makes for fairly the change from the corporate’s Mi Combine Fold and Combine Fold 2 handsets. Take a look at the photographs beneath.

The photographs present a cellphone that bears a notable resemblance to the Huawei Mate X collection, largely because of the general design and inclusion of a rear digital camera bar. Talking of the digital camera bar, we will additionally make out at the very least 4 cameras right here. In any other case, the prototype doesn’t have a rear cowl, giving us a take a look at the uncovered batteries, circuitry, and extra.

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Wojciechowski additionally dished out a number of extra obvious particulars concerning the machine, noting that it has a 2019-era Snapdragon 855 processor and X50 5G modem. He additionally claimed that “only a few” models have surfaced in public, which is comprehensible provided that we’re solely seeing this prototype now.

There’s no phrase on why this specific design didn’t see a industrial launch, however we’re guessing sturdiness could have been a significant concern. Inward-folding designs are thought of superior as the shape issue protects the comparatively fragile folding shows from scratches and different injury.