The new Xiaomi foldable smartphone has a Liquid Lens camera

The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold is for those who want a compact smartphone. And it's also designed with some advanced features that make it ideal for budding photographers, too. And with SOUND BY Harman Kardon, you can listen to music and hear every lyric with clarity. It looks like this smartphone might be designed for everyone. Let's narrow down this overview and look at two of its standout features in depth.

The new Xiaomi foldable smartphone has a Liquid Lens camera
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold smartphone in black

Xiaomi has recently launched several smartphones, including the Mi 11 Ultra, which comes with a large Samsung GN2 large camera sensor. And the Mi 11 Lite 5G Smartphone Series, which boasts a 64 MP rear camera, 33 W fast charging, 6.55″ AMOLED DotDisplay, and more for an incredible price.

Joining this list of advanced smartphones is the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold. The most impressive feature of this phone is the Liquid Lens on one of the rear cameras, which is the first smartphone to feature it. Let’s take a look at what this technology offers and why you need it in a phone.

Xiaomi’s first foldable smartphone, Mi Mix Fold, in a video

Liquid Lens technology

Liquid Lens technology uses the idea of human eye bionics by creating a lens-like structure combined with a transparent fluid wrapped in film. This is very different from traditional camera lenses. Instead, the spherical surface can accurately change due to the high-precision motor. And the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold boasts 3X optical zoom, up to 30X telephoto, and a focus distance of at least 3 cm.

Moreover, the Liquid Lens offers a high tolerance to extreme environments and remains its fluid form in temperatures from -40°C to 60°C. And it offers high light transmittance as well as ultra-low dispersion.

The new Xiaomi foldable smartphone has a Liquid Lens camera
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold’s two models: Mi MIX Standard Edition and Ceramic Special Edition

Surge C1 Image Signal Processor

The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold continues to impress with Surge C1 ISP Processor that’s designed for professional photography. After two years of development, the Surge C1 is a processing chip that provides high performance while occupying low storage space. It offers low-light focus, accurate auto focus, auto white balance, and auto exposure. Overall, this processor will improve image quality, so you can capture more of your favorite moments with excellent precision.

To further enhance your image quality, this foldable phone boasts a 108 MP main camera with a 7P lens that can output high-definition photos automatically. And you’ll also receive a 13 MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 123° field of view. This 123° camera allows you to capture group photos and landscapes. All the while, the AU ultra-wide-angle distortion improves edge distortion. This means that landscapes won’t appear blurred around the edges or some people’s faces won’t look distorted in a photo.

The new Xiaomi foldable smartphone has a Liquid Lens camera
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold on a gray background

Finally, let’s not forget to touch on this phone’s foldability factor. Sporting an internal 6.52″ display and 8.01” external display, it’s the largest foldable display on a smartphone available right now. And its U-shaped hinge design provides a smoother folding action without the extra weight. What a cool addition to the Liquid Lens and Surge C1 ISP Processor.

Overall, the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold is available to pre-order from March 30 for $1521.15. Get more information from the brand’s official website.

Amy Poole is an Editor and Writer at Gadget Flow. When she's not indulged in everything gadget-related, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Rosie, and keeping fit.
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