Xiaomi clones the Galaxy Fold, makes it 40% thinner, provides an even bigger battery

If you happen to’re upset by Samsung’s comparatively gradual progress on foldables, say hey to the Xiaomi Combine Fold 2, which seems to be considerably extra superior than what we noticed on this week’s announcement from Samsung. However it’s for China solely, in fact. Sorry.

The Combine Fold 2 intently follows the format of the Galaxy Z Fold 4—it is a book-style foldable that has a phone-like entrance display and a tablet-like versatile internal display. The kicker is that the system is 40 % thinner when folded up. We’re often not on board with the smartphone thinness craze, however the thickness of foldables is a serious concern. The 16-mm-thick Galaxy Z Fold actually fills out your pocket in comparison with a traditional smartphone, so Xiaomi is making progress right here.

The Combine Fold 2 is simply 11.2 mm thick when folded up, with every half measuring solely 5.Four mm. Xiaomi’s telephone is dramatically thinner than Samsung’s, and Xiaomi additionally manages to slot in a barely larger 4500 mAh battery (Samsung’s is 4400 mAh). The trick right here—other than Samsung not altering the Fold’s thickness or battery capability for 4 years now—is that the Xiaomi foldable is a bit larger than Samsung’s. When folded up, the Z Fold Four is 155.1 mm x 67.1 mm x 15.Eight mm, whereas Xiaomi’s system is at 161.6 mm x 73.9 mm x 11.2 mm. That 161.6 mm x 73.9 mm measurement remains to be smaller than a top-end smartphone, with an S22 Extremely measuring 163.three mm x 77.9 mm x 8.9 mm.

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