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Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Price in Nepal
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It’s foldable everywhere! Hot on the heels of Samsung and Motorola announcing their latest fold phones, Xiaomi is having its own foldable reveal party today. The company has launched its new Mix Fold 2 smartphone in China. So let’s have a look at the specs, features, availability, and expected price of the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 in Nepal.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Overview:

Design

The most noticeable change in this year’s foldable from Xiaomi is its slimmer body. When unfolded, the Mix Fold 2 is only 5.4mm thick, making it the world’s thinnest foldable to date. In comparison, the newly released Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is 6.3mm thick, while Xiaomi’s first-generation Fold is nearly 7.62mm thick.

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Moreover, the Fold 2 is 55 grams lighter than its predecessor and weighs 262 grams. Xiaomi has also made changes to the device’s hinge. The Fold 2 now boasts an independently designed water-drop style hinge as opposed to the U-shaped hinge on the first-gen Mix Fold.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Hinge

As a result, the crease on the main display is less noticeable now. For starters, a similar waterdrop hinge is already in use in the Oppo Find N.

Display

In terms of display, the MIX Fold 2 has a 6.56-inch E5 AMOLED panel with a 21:9 aspect ratio. Support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 +, 120 Hz frame rate and brightness up to 1000 nits are also included.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Design

The internal screen has a size of 8.02 inches, a resolution of 2K, and again a 120Hz refresh rate, but this time with LTPO 2.0 technology. The latter will allow the screen to hover its refresh rate from 1Hz to 120Hz based on the content on the screen. Likewise, the screen covers the DCI-P3 color space and has a brightness of up to 1000 nits (peak up to 1300 nits).

Moreover, according to Xiaomi, the main screen is made of Eco-OLED POL-LESS material, which consumes 25% less power and delivers 33% better light transmission. Surprisingly, its usage eliminated the need for a polarizer layer on the screen. There is simply an Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) above the display, which is only 0.03 mm thick and 2.25 times more durable. The smartphone also has a 360-degree light sensor and up to 16,000 levels of automated backlight brightness adjustment.

Performance

Furthermore, the Mix Fold 2 is the fourth foldable to launch with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 CPU in less than 24 hours. To keep the thermals under control, Fold 2 is equipped with a multi-layered heat dissipation system. It comprises a sheet of graphene with an area of 3715.8 mm2 and a vapor chamber with an area of 2520.2 mm2.

Munch like Samsung and Motorola, Xiaomi is introducing neat software tricks on its foldable with the new MIUI Fold 13. The UI includes a bottom bar with a row of applications for easy access. The brand also claims that over 4,000 of the most popular apps have been modified to adapt to this screen real estate..

Camera

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Cameras

The Mix Fold 2’s camera hardware includes a Leica-tuned triple sensor setup positioned in a horizontal hump at the back. The primary improvement here is the use of the 50MP Sony IMX766 in the main camera module. Accompanying this is a 13MP ultrawide and an 8MP 2x telephoto shooter. On the other hand, there’s no camera sensor on the main as well as the cover display.

Rest of the specs

Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 comes with a 4500mAh battery and supports 67W wired fast charging. It can charge a smartphone to 38% in 10 minutes and 100% in 40 minutes.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Specifications:

  • Display:
    • Cover: 6.56″ AMOLED, 120Hz, 1000 nits, HDR 10+, Dolby Vision, Gorilla Glass Victus
    • Main: 8.02″ ECO-OLED, 120Hz (LTPO 2.0), 1300 nits, DCI-P3, UTG
  • Resolution:
    • Cover: FHD+ (2320 x 1080 pixels), 21:9 aspect ratio
    • Main: 2K (2160 x 1914 pixels)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 5G (4nm Mobile Platform)
  • CPU: Octa-core:
    – 1x Cortex-X2 (3.19 GHz)
    – 3x Cortex-A710 (2.75 GHz)
    – 4x Cortex-A510 (1.80 GHz)
  • GPU: Adreno 730
  • Memory: 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256/512GB/1TB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Software & UI: Android 12 with MIUI Fold 13 on top
  • Rear Camera: Triple (with LED flash);
    – Primary: 50MP f/1.8 Sony IMX766, OIS
    – Ultrawide: 13MP f/2.4
    – Telephoto: 8MP f/2.6, 2x optical zoom, Dual PD focusing
  • Selfie Camera: N/A
  • Battery: 4500mAh battery with 67W wired charging

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Price in Nepal and Availability

The Mix Fold 2 will go on sale in China at a starting price of CNY 8999 for the base 12GB+256GB variant. The higher-end 12GB+512GB and 12GB+1TB variants will set you back CNY 9,999 and CNY 11,999, respectively. We expect the price of Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 to start at NPR 180,000 if it makes its way to Nepal.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Price in China Price in Nepal (Expected)
12/256GB CNY 8,999 180,000
12/512GB CNY 9,999 NPR 190,000
12GB, 1TB CNY 11,999 NPR 235,000
  • Meanwhile, go through our a year-long review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4.