Mi Mix Fold 3 will be the thinnest foldable courtesy of reengineered hinge that’ll last 500,000 folds

Xiaomi’s third-generation foldable smartphone is slated for an August 14 release in China, with months of leaks and teasers raising the anticipation. It is certain, the device will be revealed by Lei Jun, Xiaomi CEO who already promises the device will be an all-around “flagship without shortcomings.” The teaser poster also positions the device as a “new standard for foldable display.”

The focus of the foldable smartphone is on the folding mechanism which took a chunk of the engineers to reconstruct the phone structure and the folding screen. TÜV Rheinland certified device has a 3-element connecting rod structure, and 1,800MPa ultra-high strength steel. This steel is supposed to give the screen wrap-around protection. The result, a foldable with improved durability and minimal screen creasing. It is certified for up to 500,000 folds, so you don’t have to worry for a long time to come.


  • Thin lightweight design
  • Overclocked processor for gamers
  • Minimal creasing and highly durable
  • Stellar battery life


  • Pricing could be a deal breaker
  • camera sensors still unknown

Designer: Xiaomi

These attributes also make it the thinnest foldable device (the current thinnest being Honor Magic V2) money can buy. In the unfolded configuration, the device is just 4.93mm thick and in the folded form it measures 9.8mm which is impressive. That effectively spices up the battle royale arena dotted with the likes of Galaxy Fold 5, Razer+, Pixel Fold, Vivo X Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip and OnePlus Open.

The Mix Fold 3 will come with an 8.02-inch foldable AMOLED display having 2k resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. 2,600 nits peak brightness level means the foldable will be a joy to interact with even with direct mid-day sunlight falling on it. For photography enthusiasts, Xiaomi has gone with a Leica-tuned quad-camera setup that comes with a dedicated periscope zoom lens and 50MP primary shooter.

The overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, LPDDR5X and 1TB of UFS 4.0 flagship hardware of this lightweight foldable will be assisted by the 4,800mAh battery that’ll last around 1.34 days according to Xiaomi. The 67W wired charging and 50W wireless charging support brings it to par with the flagships that rule-the-roost currently.