Xiaomi is rethinking its foldable smartphone plans after the stellar reception of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. That, at least, is the latest word from the Far East. According to one well-known Xiaomi insider, the company is redesigning the Mi Mix Fold released earlier this year in direct response to the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
An under-display camera, improved display refresh rates, and support for faster charging technology are just some of the enhancements Xiaomi feels pressured to bring on board following the debut of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Of those, only the battery tech is arguably not among Samsung’s strong suits.
Can anyone stop Samsung’s foldable smartphone dominance?
The Mi Mix Fold 2 or however this device ends up being called will still hardly challenge Samsung’s supremacy in the foldable smartphone space. Brand power and marketing ability aside, it’s dubious whether this product will even make its way outside of China. After all, let’s not forget the original Mi Mix Fold didn’t.
So, Samsung’s ridiculous growth in the segment is bound to stay on the same trajectory for a while longer. Not to mention that the day it actually gets challenged probably won’t have anything to do with Xiaomi – and everything to do with Apple. So, as far as foldable smartphones are concerned, Samsung will still be the trend-setter to beat for the foreseeable future. And flexible-screen devices remain one of the most promising growth avenues for the company moving forward, doubly so given the overall decline in global sales of conventional smartphones.