Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 Official – 5.26mm Thin, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Leading Version, From 8,999 Yuan
August 14, 2023 Andrew Cheng

Xiaomi’s latest foldable phone has just been unveiled in China, and it looks to be the Chinese company’s most refined one yet. Not only is the Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 even thinner than its predecessor at 5.26mm slim (unfolded, of course), it also comes with a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 “Leading Version” chipset while retaining the same starting price.

Three different variants of the MIX Fold 3 are offered in China. The 12GB + 256GB base model retails at 8,999 Chinese yuan (about RM5,720), while the 16GB + 512GB configuration goes for 9,999 yuan (approximately RM6,360). As for the range-topping 16GB + 1TB variant, it is priced at 10,999 yuan (around RM6,995).

For that kind of money, the MIX Fold 3 features some impressive hardware. The aforementioned Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Leading Version, for one, is said to offer faster performance over the regular chip. Its folding mechanism is also said to be very durable; it is rated for a whopping 500,000 folds.

Other specifications of the MIX Fold 3 include a Leica-branded quad camera system (50MP primary + 12MP ultra-wide + 10MP telephoto + 10MP periscope telephoto), a 20MP selfie camera, an 8.025-inch 2160 x 1916 Eco² OLED Plus primary display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, a 6.56-inch 1080p AMOLED cover screen (also 120Hz), and a 4,800mAh battery with 67W wired fast charging – 50W wireless.

Unfortunately, it is unlikely the Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 will be coming to Malaysia, just like its predecessors. Nonetheless, it is certainly an impressive foldable phone that could give its mainstream rivals a run for their money.