On the first day of the product launch, Xiaomi unveiled the Mi11 pro, Mi 11 ultra, Mi 11 lite 5G, and Mi hand 6. And, today the company has launched its new Mi mix folding smartphone Mi Mix 3 (the first foldable phone from Xiaomi).
The “liquid lens,” as the name suggests, includes a layer of liquid, and the lens’s focus and focal length are changed by applying an electrical voltage. Now, this is not the first time we are hearing about liquid lenses. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 seems like the perfect device for the Chinese maker to experiment this technology with, as the Mi Mix series has been the company’s device to experiment with new technologies.
Technically, a single camera sensor with a liquid lens can theoretically be capable of serving the purpose of various kinds of cameras, which are usually found on the rear of most flagship smartphones of today.
liquid lenses are new only in the sense that Xiaomi is bringing them to the mainstream. Huawei had registered a patent for this technology about a year ago, and companies have been researching this tech for quite a while now. There have also been reports that Samsung has liquid lens-based products in the works, and the company was expected to launch the first such devices back in 2015.
What's a Liquid lens camera?
Liquid lens technology is different from traditional lenses in how they handle focusing for cameras. So, traditional lenses use two lenses with fixed focal lenses and adjust the distance between them to change the focal length of the camera. Xiaomi says it's developed the technology itself, and that the liquid lens "has the characteristics of high light transmittance, ultra-low dispersion and resistance to extreme environments."
Now let's have a look at the various features and specifications of Mi Mix Fold:
Xiaomi has provided its Mi Mix fold with an inward folding design. It is said that it is quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z fold 2.
This device has an AMOLED display of 6.52 inches with a refresh rate of 90Hz and a touch rate of 180Hz. The aspect ratio of the panel is 27:9, resolution is 2520x840 pixel, the brightness level is up to 900 nits of the peak with HDR10+certification. It also has a selfie camera of 20MP like a tiny hole on the top right corner.
The inner display is quite large, an 8.01-inch flexible OLED panel with a 4:3 aspect ratio. It comes with a 60Hz refresh rate and 120 Hz touch rate. It doesn't have any camera inside.
It is provided with the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. It comes with 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and storage of UFS 3.1 up to 512 GB. It has Bluetooth 5.2, wifi, and dual-mode 5G network support.
It has a unique battery cooling system. It also favors the PC mode which can be activated by the free-finger swipe.
- Battery and camera
It has a triple camera system which includes a primary camera of 108MP, 13 MP ultra-wide lens with FOV of 123 degrees, and a liquid lens of 8MP. It consists of a liquid lens that allows macro shots with a minimum focus distance of 3cm.
It is provided with a huge 5,020 mAH battery support with 67W of the fast wired charging system.
Well, it is priced quite high giving tough competition to Huawei and Samsung. For its 12GB + 256GB base type it is priced Rs 1,11,745 and for it's 12GB +512GB variant it is cost for Rs 1,22,900.