Alleged Xiaomi folding phone surfaces in video, could be a hoax

Xiaomi may also have a foldable phone in the works

Xiaomi may also have a foldable phone in the works

On Thursday Xiaomi announced that Redmi is now a separate brand. The rumored Xiaomi foldable phone shows that the device can be used as both as a smartphone and a tablet, similar to Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Fold. And if it is, Xiaomi might just have a solid looker here.

Consumers can expect to see numerous foldable Android phones in the coming year, including the one Samsung revealed in November, showing a 7.3-inch tablet that folds in two with a second phone screen on the back. The interface reacts to the folds, and then eventually goes from large tablet, to small tablet, to phone-sized interface fluidly enough to make us think that this isn't an early prototype.

Is this Xiaomi's first foldable phone?

2019, like it or not, is going to be a year of foldable phones, phablets, or whatever we end up calling these devices.

The rumor hints a phone manufactured by Xiaomi, and they are working on a foldable phone.

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Samsung has announced to launch a foldable phone soon.

But is it a real product, or is it a "gadget porn deepfake" as Blass noted in his tweet?

The video comes from Evan Blass via Twitter who notes that the authenticity of the footage is unverified.

Samsung mobile boss DJ Koh is convinced we need a foldable phone.

Samsung has its upcoming foldy-phone, Google is adding support for folding to Android and now a video has emerged purporting to show a Xiaomi handset folding in three places like a high-tech Ordnance survey map.

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