Given the rapid progress, it is difficult to take a prediction, of what the future smartphones will be after 10, 15, 20 and more years.
But in the smartphones of the foreseeable future, the situation may change, the clamshell will again have a chance to be revived. Leading manufacturers are actively working to create flexible screens, so we can expect the appearance of hybrid devices “2 in 1” in a few years.
Hybrid gadgets will be a combination of “tablet + smartphone.” When folded, the size of such devices will be about 15×8 cm, and when unfolded – about 15×16 cm. Given the tendency to reduce the frame, they will be frameless, so the diagonal of the screens when folded will be about 6 “, and unfolded – 8”.
Do not expect that all smartphones in 5-7 years will be collapsible. Mastering new technologies is not easy and expensive, so only flagships will acquire such a chip. As, for example, the device Xiaomi.
Xiaomi Mi Mix Flex, that offers a foldable design and a triple back camera. It’s something we’ve seen before from Techconfigurations, who have attempted this format with Samsung and Sony devices.
Firstly, this Xiaomi phone comes with a hidden Piezoelectric Ceramic Earpiece with ultrasonic proximity sensor up front.
On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi Mix Flex specs feature a large 6.2-inch Quad HD Foldable display with 1080?2160 resolution. Furthermore, the Xiaomi phone display also has 95% screen to body ratio. Notably, the handset has two modes: compact and unfolded. On the back, Xiaomi Mi Mix Flex camera sports a triple-lens setup of 20M + 16MP + 8MP sensors. Meanwhile, there is another 25MP camera on the front panel.
Besides, the under fingerprint sensor located at the bottom of the display. Under the hood, the Xiaomi phone can take power from Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset with 6/8GB RAM. Moreover, it also offers 64/128GB ROM with a microSD card that can expand to 256GB. On another note, Xiaomi Mi Mix Flex has a 4700mAh capacity. Additionally, the Sony device comes with the USB-C port on the bottom and a 3.5mm headset jack. Lastly, the Mi Mix Flex phone is reportedly coming with Android 9.0 Pie operating system.
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