Xiaomi announced its high-end foldable, the Mix Fold 3, earlier this week, and it’s certainly shaping up to be one of the best foldables for 2023.
Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Fold5, the Mixfold 3 offers significant hardware upgrades over its predecessor. It’s no match for the slimmest foldable Honor Magic V2 on the market, but at 10.9mm folded (5.3mm exposed), the Xiaomi flagship still shaves off 0.3mm. 4,800 mAh battery versus 4,500 mAh on the Mix Fold 2. The handset now supports fast 50W wireless charging. Xiaomi has found a niche for wireless charging.
Arguably the most impressive bit about the Mix Fold 3 is the camera setup, which is the only one with four cameras that can be folded horizontally. A 10MP shooter with 3.2x optical zoom and a longer 5x telephoto camera with a 10MP sensor. Add to that a 50MP large-sensor main camera and a 12MP ultra-wide camera.
Xiaomi has redesigned the fold and has 198 units, which takes up to 17% less internal space. The hinge supports angles between 45° and 135°.
Unfortunately, like its predecessors, the Mixfold 3 is limited to the Chinese market, which will inevitably limit its impact – a missed opportunity or a rational decision for a device with limited appeal? Cast your vote now!