Xiaomi develops and mass-produces foldable mobile phones: the price is tens of thousands of yuan

On April 22, foreign media sources said that Xiaomi is developing a foldable mobile phone. The solution is similar to the Galaxy Z Flip. Samsung Display will provide it with flexible OLED panels. It is reported that Xiaomi may also purchase foldable flexible OLED panels from LG Display. Similar to the Galaxy Z Flip.

According to XDA, as display technology matures and production costs drop, it is expected that more and more mobile phone manufacturers will join the foldable screen array.

At present, foldable screen mobile phones are roughly divided into two solutions, one is Galaxy Z Flip, which looks like a flip phone, and the other is Galaxy Fold, which is a phablet after unfolding.

According to foreign media, the Xiaomi clamshell foldable phone is expected to start mass production in the second half of 2020. The specific specifications, price and availability of Xiaomi clamshell foldable phone are still uncertain, but it is certain that it will be a flagship configuration, such as Snapdragon 865 flagship platform, LPDDR5 memory, UFS 3.1 flash memory and other specifications are not expected to be absent.

In addition, considering that the price of folding screen mobile phones is generally more than 10,000 yuan, the price of Xiaomi foldable screen mobile phones is not expected to be cheap.

In addition, the report pointed out that the quality of flexible OLED panels produced by BOE and CSOT is inferior to that of Samsung Display, which is an important reason why Xiaomi chose Samsung Display.

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