Xiaomi's new folding smartphone has already made headlines following a video leak by Evan Blass (Evleaks), a well-known tech insider. Today another minute-long video was shared by Xiaomi's President Mr. Lin Bin himself, giving the whole thing greater credibility.
For now, It's just a prototype with a flexible display that can be folded in three parts. With the display completely open and unfolded, the device bears similar dimensions of a small tablet. When the two shorter side areas of the panel are folded, it takes a smartphone form factor.
After admitting that the company has faced a series of challenges and technical problems to make this prototype including the adaptation of the MIUI interface to use with a folding device, Lin Bin added that it could be the World's first smartphone equipped with a similar form factor. However, he does not yet provide indications on whether and when will be the mass production started.
At the moment, the company is interested in collecting the user feedback that could greatly affect its decision to market the device. Xiaomi has also not finalized its name yet but the chances are it will be called Xiaomi Dual Flex or Xiaomi MIX Flex.