Xiaomi announced its high-end foldable earlier this week, the Mix Fold 3, and it’s certainly shaping to be one of the best foldables for 2023.
Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Fold5, the Mix Fold 3 offers a substantial hardware upgrade over its predecessor. It didn’t quite match the Honor Magic V2 for the thinnest foldable on the market, but at 10.9mm when folded (5.3mm unfolded) the Xiaomi flagship still shaves a 0.3mm compared to its predecessor despite packing a 4,800 mAh battery from 4,500 mAh on the Mix Fold 2. Xiaomi even found some space for wireless charging coils, as the handset now supports fast 50W wireless charging.
Arguably the most impressive bits about the Mix Fold 3 is the camera setup, which is the only one on horizontal foldable with four cameras. You get a 10MP shooter with 3.2x optical zoom and a longer 5x telephoto camera with 10MP sensor. Add to that a 50MP large sensor main camera and a 12MP ultrawide camera.
Xiaomi redesigned the hinge, which consists of 198 components that take up to 17% less internal space. The hinge also supports angles ranging between 45° and 135°.
Unfortunately, like its predecessors, the Mix Fold 3 is limited to the Chinese market, which will inevitably limit its impact – a missed opportunity or a reasonable decision for a device with limited appeal? Cast your votes now!.