Its been a while since we first heard about the existence of a foldable phone from Xiaomi. They had been dabbling it silently while making the Mix Alpha it seems.
Few weeks back an alleged photo of a Xiaomi foldable phone being used by a employee on the subway was shared on Weibo. Following the image, there were speculations about Xiaomi working on three foldable phones that are slated to launch this year. Now one of those phones has been spotted on TENAA.
A Xiaomi phone with model no M2011J18C has popped up on the Chinese certification website. Not a lot of info has been shared in the TENAA listing apart from the model number and the fact that this phone will be 5G compatible. Going by the rumors, this phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and will carry the same internals as that of the Mi 11.
Apart from this, the foldable phone should have an infolding mechanism just like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2. There have been rumors that Samsung displays have been supplying foldable OLED panels to a bunch of smartphone makers including Xiaomi, Oppo, and Google. This comes after it was reported that TCL and BOE have been doing something similar.
Since the phone has been spotted on the Chinese certification website, we should see it launch by the next quarter. There is still no word on the possible pricing, but judging by the aggressive pricing scheme Xiaomi follows, we should finally get a foldable phone at around USD 1000.