China's mobile device maker broke the news with a video posted in Weibo showing that Xiaomi president and co-founder Lin Bin used what appeared to be a normal tablet device at a glance while he folded both sides of the display so looks like a pronounced telephone factor.
The physical power button is mounted side by side on the device when in landscape orientation, which puts it in the most central position when in phone mode. In pure shade, the size and orientation of the user interface are also automatically adjusted to match the new display sizes.
In a message accompanying the publication, Bin writes that the device is the result of overcoming technical challenges related to folding displays, folding hinges, flexible covers, and customization of the user interface.
Bin has admitted that what he hopes to become the "world's first dual-fold phone" is still just a prototype at this stage, but said the company would consider mass production if the customer response is positive. Bin has released two possible names for the phone ̵
Last year Samsung introduced the new Infinity Flex display technology into a device that features a 7.3-inch flexible display that can be folded in half. The company says it has developed a sophisticated composite polymer that is "flexible and tricky" to replace the glass, which is commonly used as a display cover in smartphones.
Samsung is expected to officially announce its first commercial foldable handset during the galactic S10 event on Feb. 20 in San Francisco, California.
The rumors that Apple is developing the iPhone with a foldable display stretch until December 2016 when it is reported that LG's display will start mass production of folding smartphone displays as early as 2018. with LG Display, not Samsung, feels that Samsung can acquire sensitive technology.
LG has created a special workgroup to begin developing a foldable OLED display for a future iPhone while the LG Innotek company has a team that develops a rigid flexible circuit board (RFPCB) to agree to it. ,
In recent years, LG has demonstrated several folding display prototypes, including one folding like a book and a second that shrinks as a newspaper.