Xiaomi puts a different spin on folding phones

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This might be the best looking folding phone yet.
Photo: Xiaomi

Xiaomi is the latest smartphone maker to tease its upcoming folding smartphone with a short new video that shows its double folding display in action.

While Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X each have one folding section, the Xiaomi’s Mi Fold goes from tablet to phone mode by folding down two sides of the screen. This leaves you with a nearly edgeless phone display that’s a bit wider.

Watch it in action:

It’s hard to tell from the video but the Mi Fold seems like its pretty thicc when folded.

Specs and a price for the Mi Fold haven’t been released by Xiaomi yet. Samsung also hasn’t revealed the full details of the Galaxy Fold’s dimensions. Huawei’s Mate is 0.43 inches (11 mm) thick when folded closed.

Xiaomi teased the Mi Fold earlier this year on Twitter showing Xiaomi president and co-founder Lin Bin using the device. We’re still waiting for an official unveiling event. Considering how costly Samsung and Huawei’s foldable offerings are, we doubt the Mi Fold will be a device most people can afford.

Apple is supposedly researching foldable phones. Samsung reportedly sent the company some samples of its folding screens but it’s unlikely that Apple will bring folding displays to the iPhone before 2020 at the earliest.