Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 it is the latest leaflet of the company and is characterized by several distinctive traits. One of these is the resolution of the folding problem: the smartphone, in fact, remains flat at the time of the fold minimizing the risk of screen breakage. An engineering masterpiece that certainly costs a lot both to the user and to the company itself. And precisely for this reason the Chinese giant has decided to be transparent and communicate to everyone how much does it cost to produce Xiaomi MIX Fold 2. Are you ready? Hold fast.
How much does the production of Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 cost? More than that of an iPhone for sure. Here are the official data disclosed by the company
According to the official channels of the brand, the first batch of Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 foldables sold out in less than 5 minutes. The company, as anticipated, has also provided information on the cost of smartphone components. As it turned out, repairing the internal display costs more than some iPhone models. It is worth mentioning that the device uses one 8.02 ″ internal screen with a resolution of 2016 x 1914 pixels: this is the first display made with technology Samsung Eco²OLED (1000 nits, 120 Hz refresh rate, LTPO 2.0, P3 wide color gamut, Dolby Vision and HDR 10+).
There is also a panel 6.56 ″ external OLED with 2520 x 1080 resolution (Samsung E5, 1000 nits, 120Hz refresh rate, wide color gamut P3, Dolby Vision, HDR 10+ and Corning Victus tempered glass). According to official data, the MIX Fold 2's internal display is priced at $ 721, while the flagship's external display costs $ 133. Consequently, the total cost of two screens exceeds $ 850, excluding repair service prices, enough to buy a new flagship (and in some cases two).
The reason for the high price of a folding panel, as many analysts point out, is the use of Pol-less technology, which guarantees low energy consumption and a longer battery life. It is currently the most expensive screen in the entire industry.
In addition, Xiaomi has published the entire price list of components:
- rear camera (main): $ 40
- rear camera (ultra wide angle): $ 12
- rear camera (telephoto): $ 22
- front camera: $ 16
- speakers: $ 7
- motherboard: $ 412
- batteries: $ 13 each (Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 consists of two batteries)
- back cover: $ 59
While we are at it, we also see the other specifications (hardware) of the Xiaomi MIX Fold 2. At the hardware level, Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 is equipped with a flagship processor Snapdragon 8+ Gen1. A battery da 4500 mAh is responsible for autonomy, which Xiaomi is particularly proud of given the thickness of the case. There is support for fast charging with a power of 67W: 10 minutes at 38% and 40 minutes at 100%. The Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 camera is a triple cam: the main module is from 50 megapixel (Sony IMX766) with optical stabilization, ultra-wide from 13 megapixel and a tele TV with 2x optical zoom. As in the 12S series models, this device uses Leica algorithms responsible for color reproduction.
The Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 is 11.2mm thick when folded and alone 5.4 mm when open. For comparison, the thickness of the USB Type-C connector is 3.74mm. The smartphone weighs 262 grams. To make it so compact, the manufacturer has developed a new one 18% thinner zipper and 35% lighter than its predecessor. It is important that in the folded state, the halves of the device fit snugly together without gaps.
Clearly, as with other top-of-the-range models, it will not arrive for the European market. Therefore, to buy it, you have to rely on foreign distributors with the awareness that the MIUI 13 Fold (optimized for leaflets) will come without Google services.