So it turns out that Xiaomi is actually working on stealing Samsung’s thunder. They’ve been working on a flexible screen smartphone as well. This has been confirmed by Lin Bin, the President and Co-Founder of Xiaomi on Weibo.
Rumours on the Xiaomi device
From the leaked video, we can see that the device is tablet sized, and can be folded on either side. What is cool though, is how the UI automatically resizes itself to occupy just the middle part of the screen. Therefore, flipping the device won’t be necessary.
There is a power button on the top center when the device is in landscape mode. According to Lin, the phone perfectly merges the experience of a phone and a tablet. The hinge folds four ways, defying the need to find a way to hold or fold it in a particular way.
As of now the Xiaomi device in the video is still a prototype and the company is just looking for positive feedback from online consumers. Even a name for the device has not been decided. However, popular options are Mi Dual Flex and Mi MIX Flex, and they’re open to suggestions.