Notebookcheck
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Xiaomi's upcoming foldable phone will cost half the price of a Samsung Galaxy Fold

Renders of the Xiaomi foldable phone. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
Renders of the Xiaomi foldable phone. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Huawei's Mate X foldable phones may rightfully dominate the headlines but they come with the caveat of outrageous prices. Xiaomi is set to join the foldable race in the coming months and will, in typical fashion, offer a product that heavily undercuts the competition in price.
Ricci Rox,
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Xiaomi is set to unveil its own foldable phone in the coming months, and the device will be priced so as to massively undercut the competition. Reports claim that the device will cost US$999, which would be about half the price of most other foldables.

Foldable phones were always going to be the next “big thing”, so it’s no surprise that a number of foldables were unveiled last month at MWC. While companies like Energizer have showcased their takes on the technology, the biggest talking points were the Mate X and Galaxy Fold by Huawei and Samsung respectively. 

Both devices have something in common: price—as the Mate X has a US$2600 MSRP, while the Galaxy Fold will set buyers back US$2000. We also don’t expect foldable phones from other OEMs to be significantly cheaper. That is, bar Xiaomi’s, of course.

Xiaomi’s foldable phone is yet to be officially named, but it’s likely to be a toss-up between the “Mi Flex” and “Mi Fold”. While we don’t expect it to be quite as good as either the Mate X or Galaxy Fold—for one, it doesn't use OLED panels made by Samsung—we believe it will offer a good price to performance ratio, as is customary with Xiaomi’s offerings.

According to reports, the Mi Flex will sell for US$999 in the US, €999 in Europe, and Rs 74,999 in India. It’s expected to launch around June.

Source(s)

Read all 1 comments / answer
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - Senior Tech Writer - 2024 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I like tech, simple as. Half the time, you can catch me writing snarky sales copy. The rest of the time, I'm either keeping readers abreast with the latest happenings in the mobile tech world or watching football. I worked as both a journo and freelance content writer for a couple of years before joining the Notebookcheck team in 2017. Feel free to shoot me some questions on Twitter or Reddit if it so tickles thine fancy.
contact me via: @riccirox, LinkedIn
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2019 03 > Xiaomi's upcoming foldable phone will cost half the price of a Samsung Galaxy Fold
Ricci Rox, 2019-03-16 (Update: 2019-03-16)