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Xiaomi’s outfolding smartphone prototype spotted online

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  • Xiaomi’s foldable smartphone with an outward folding mechanism leaked online
  • A tipster named Kuba Wojciechowski shared images of the alleged Xiaomi foldable on his Twitter handle
  • The smartphone is said to draw power from Snapdragon 855 chipset

Xiaomi‘s abandoned foldable smartphone spotted online. The device recalls the Huawei Mate X series and joins the bandwagon of outfolding smartphones. A prototype of Xiaomi’s foldable smartphone with an outward folding mechanism leaked. A tipster named Kuba Wojciechowski shared images of the alleged Xiaomi foldable on his Twitter handle.

According to the tipster, “the device was super-secret, and very few units made their way into the public.” The spotted device is said to come with a Snapdragon 855 with an X50 modem for 5G support.

Currently, Xiaomi offers two foldable smartphones, the Mi Mix Fold and Mix Fold 2, and both devices feature an inward folding mechanism. Usually, the outward folding system is considered more complicated.

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The leaked images of the alleged Xiaomi foldable showcase a rear camera bar identical to that of the Huawei Mate X with a quad camera setup. The images also reveal some internals of the phone, including its batteries, circuitry, and other components.

The tipster also claims that a few units of the model are already in the public domain, but he remains quiet on why the model was never commercialized. The prototype’s endurance could be a logical reason behind Xiaomi’s abandonment.

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