in March, and now tipsters say the Chinese company is getting ready to launch a new one before the end of this year.
The upcoming foldable, which could be unveiled as early as the fourth quarter, will bring upgrades to the display and hinge, based on specs shared by Digital Chat Station, a well-known leaker, on Weibo.
The post reveals that it'll fold inward, meaning it will open and close like a book just like Samsung'sand . It will depend on an inner screen supplied by Samsung, which will support a high refresh rate.
In addition, the upcoming Xiaomi phone will run on Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 888 chipset and a large 5,000-mAh, battery, according to Digital Chat Station's post. Like Xiaomi's first foldable phone, the camera module of the upcoming one will be headlined by a 108-megapixel shooter, the post says, alongside a, which supports 3x optical zoom, and an ultra-wide lens.
Xiaomi made its official foray into the foldable phone space back in March, with the $1,500but it received a China-only release. That phone includes a Snapdragon 888 processor, a Harman Kardon quad-speaker setup, a 5,020-mAh double-cell battery and speedy 67-watt charging support.
Xiaomi didn't immediately respond to a CNET request for comment.