Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 to launch on August 11

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Just a day after prolific tipster, Ice Universe, tweeted that the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 will be launched on 11 August, the company has taken to Chinese social media platform, Weibo (via PlayfulDroid), to confirm the date of the unveiling. 

The date is important for this launch, and 11 August  is earlier than we expected to see it, as it means we will see Xiaomi’s new foldable smartphone just a day after the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Fold 4 are launched on 10 August . The battle for the best foldable camera phone of the year is well and truly on. 

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Xiaomi Mix Fold 2: Specifications

While Xiaomi’s launch date teaser posted on Weibo doesn’t give much away, we can see that Mix Fold 2 will boast Leica-optimized cameras, as promised by the rumor mill. It’s said to feature an OIS-ready 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera, a 13MP camera, and a telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and we only have a few days to wait to see if that’s correct. 

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A few leaks have pointed to the Mix Fold 2 being a lightweight device and said it will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. Other rumors have promised various specifications including a Samsung AMOLED E5 external display with 21:9 aspect ratio, a Full HD+ resolution of 2520 x 1080 pixels, and a 120Hz refresh rate. The inner foldable display is said to house a Samsung Eco² AMOLED display, also supporting a 120Hz refresh rate.

As the TENNA certification of a device with the model number 22061218C – widely believed to be the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 – has been found online, we know that the new foldable will come in variants including 12GB RAM + 512 GB and 12GB RAM + 1 TB storage.

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Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years experience in the publishing industry. Since working on www.digitalcameraworld.com, she’s been freelancing, and contributing to some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including T3.com and TechRadar.com and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. She's currently acting as editor of 5GRadar.com - a website specializing in the latest cellular technology.