We know that three manufacturers – Xiaomi, OPPO, and VIVO – will launch their first folding screen smartphones this year. All will use the foldable screen panels provided by Samsung.

Among them, Xiaomi’s first folding screen smartphone will be launched first is expected to be officially released in the second half of the year.

Xiaomi's folding screen smartphone

Today, a well-known Weibo tipster said that the Xiaomi machine will use an in-fold design similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. But the main screen does not have any openings. It is a piece of the overall display. So the visual effect is even better.

It is worth mentioning that the Xiaomi folding screen smartphone may become the cheapest folding screen phone.

In addition, some users revealed that some time ago they had seen a device suspected of being a Xiaomi folding screen phone on the subway. According to their published photos, this Xiaomi folding screen phone showed a height consistent with the news. Also, it was running the MIUI 12 system.

According to the picture, the main screen size of this folding screen phone of Xiaomi is larger. After unfolding, the overall size is more like a tablet. And the front does not carry a front camera and sensor openings. Unfortunately, the outside of the phone is covered with a leak-proof protective shell.

Xiaomi's folding screen smartphone

In addition to this product, it was previously reported that Xiaomi may launch three folding screen smartphones this year. Interestingly, they all will use three different industrial design forms, including external fold, internal fold and clamshell solutions.

At present, we have not seen any relevant information about Xiaomi’s external folding and flip folding screen phones. But it is certain that this year will be the year of the explosion of Chinese folding screen phones. And many Chinese manufacturers will further promote folding screen equipment popularity.

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