Xiaomi Foldable Phone will cost just half price of Samsung Galaxy Fold

If the Samsung Galaxy Fold seems to expensive for you at a price tag of $2000, Xiaomi’s foldable phone is on the way to bail you out, says the grapevine, it will cost about half the price of Galaxy Fold.

A foldable device is one that has a flexible display that can bend. This ability to bend can be adapted into a number of scenarios. For now, all the announced foldable devices have the technology implemented into one or two folding points or joints. Perhaps in future we will see devices that can be rolled up like a scroll. Other interesting applications might show up too.

It was just about a week ago that I was having a discussion with someone about the need for me to experience foldable display technology this year. It is new and it is cool. Beyond that, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold reminds both of us of the Nokia Communicator devices.

Others have mentioned that tinge of nostalgia before, and there is a ring to it. If you never owned or saw a Series 80 Nokia Communicator in use, all of this is going to be lost on you. Not only does the Galaxy Fold look the part as you fold it, the videos we have seen also show a user interface that has been modified to make the best of the large display when opened up.

Then we went on with our discussion eventually concluded that spending $2000 on a smartphone was something that looks like mission impossible in 2019. That’s roughly N700,000. No way. Not even for the thrill of being on the cutting edge. And Huawei’s foldable phone, the Mate X, is even more expensive than Samsung’s. It costs a whopping $2600 (about NGN900,000). Crazy!

A Pocket-friendly Foldable Phone

It appears that it is Xiaomi that will save the day and make it possible for many more people to experience folding display technology this year. That is, if a particular leak/rumour is true.

This report says that the Xiaomi foldable phone will cost $999 only. That puts its price at half of the Galaxy Fold. If ever one wants a rumour to be true, here I am wanting this one to be, so badly. LOL.

We saw a video demonstration of Xiami’s folding phone earlier, and it works differently from Samsung’s. While the Galaxy Fold folds forward and in, the Xiaomi folds backwards.  Different implementations, same principle – carry a device with a large display around in the size of a regular smartphone.

I hope that your weekend was as good as mine and I wish you a productive week ahead.

Which foldable display device do you fancy?

PS: Which of the three foldable phones catch your fancy the most – Huawei Mate X, Samsung Galaxy Fold, or Xiaomi Mi Flex?

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