Devices with Foldable display is the current trend in the industry and there’s serious race among phone makers to see who can produce and market one first. Huawei, Samsung, and Motorola have all confirmed athat they are working in this line. And now, Xiaomi seems to be stepping into the race track for the foldable device.
According to a tweet from the reliable leaker @evleaks – a short hands-on video of a foldable tablet being folded twice from its largest display mode, Xiaomi appears to be in. Both ends of the tablet folded back and you were left using only the center part of the display.
Can’t speak to the authenticity of this video or device, but it’s allegedly made by Xiaomi, I’m told. Hot new phone, or gadget porn deepfake? pic.twitter.com/qwFogWiE2F— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 3, 2019
It isn’t often that @evleaks posts things with skepticism, so it’s difficult to tell if he’s posting it on purpose or to get a reaction from followers. In any case, the video does show us a couple of things that we really like.
For beginners, you can clearly see the creases even before the device is folded back, which adds to its authenticity of this being an early prototype. We also really like the way the UI reacts as soon as you fold either edge of the screen back. You can tell by looking at the status bar and the navigation tabs as the device is folded.
Also, by folding the device backwards, it doesn’t technically “fold” the display. The panel wraps around back with a radius which works better with current display technology.
What do you think of this deivce? Do you think Xiaomi is actually working on this kind of device or its some kind of very well-made fake?