If we rely on the rumors, everything seems to indicate that 2019 will be the year in which the manufacturers will bet on the folding devices . Samsung was the first, of the “big”, to raise their hands to show us their first phone with technology ‘Infinity Flex Display’ and that they affirm we will see during this year. Along with this, we have seen projects such as FlexPai , as well as announcements of upcoming devices from LG , Lenovo, OPPO and even Huawei .
Today, thanks to Evan Blass, the famous @evleaks, we can see a video that shows what appears to be a Xiaomi smartphone that precisely incorporates a flexible panel , which makes the device can be folded, although in a different way than what we have seen with Samsung and the rest of the projects. Let’s see the video
Blass himself mentions that he can not guarantee the authenticity of this video, so it must be taken with due caution. Of course, if we rely on what we see, we can see that the customization layer is MIUI 10 on what appears to be Android 9.0 Pie. Therefore, everything points to that it would be a Xiaomi device.
This triptych design would change everything we have seen, and we have sold, with respect to folding phones, where the main idea has been to have a device ‘2 in 1’ that can serve both smartphone and tablet, taking advantage of a point of bending So this new approach comes out of all that, we could play with the size and format with greater freedom .
The interesting thing here will be to know the benefits of this design with respect to the single-point folding format. A point in favor would be the larger screen, but we should see how practical it is to use a device with two folds, where part of the screen will also be exposed and in contact with our hands when we use it in smartphone format.
Of course we will be attentive to any news.