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Mix Fold 2 becomes the most expensive Xiaomi smartphone to repair

The Mix Fold 2. (Source: Xiaomi)
The Mix Fold 2. (Source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has released a second-gen Mix Fold with its most advanced flexible display to date. However, its owners may be advised to look after it, as all that 120Hz Samsung AMOLED may make it very expensive to fix. Replacing its main screen may cost about half as much as the flagship smartphone itself.

The Mix Fold 2 launched as Xiaomi's new and upgraded foldable smartphone, with a slimmer design to contain its main 8.02-inch 2K display (were it not for its epic camera hump, that is). However, its ultra-premium design has led to some pretty astronomical out-of-warranty repair costs.

Xiaomi has now released its schedule of service costs for the Mix Fold 2, and they make for pricey reading. The cost of replacing the main LTPO 2.0 Eco2 AMOLED screen of a 12GB RAM/256GB internal storage SKU goes up to 4,899 yuan (~US$713), or more than half of the smartphone's 8,999 yuan (~US$1,310) starting price.

Then again, a new motherboard for the same device could cost just 2,800 yuan (~US$408), whereas that of its predecessor cost 5,100 yuan (~$742, plus a 40 yuan (~$6) servicing charge) to replace. Nevertheless, it is a slight shame that it might be just as well to buy a new Mix Fold 2 than to repair a broken one in some cases.

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Xiaomi's official list of service charges for the Mix Fold 2. (Source: Xiaomi via Weibo)
Xiaomi's official list of service charges for the Mix Fold 2. (Source: Xiaomi via Weibo)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-08-28 (Update: 2022-09- 5)