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Alleged Xiaomi foldable phone hands-on video surfaces

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Is it a foldable smartphone made by Xiaomi, or is it fake news from someone messing up with a reliable serial leaker?

Evan Blass of international technology site VentureBeat, who goes by the handle @evleaks on Twitter, shared a video of an upcoming handset that’s supposedly manufactured by Xiaomi.

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It’s so dark that you can hardly see anything — much less a brand logo — except the screen and what’s on it. And from the stuff we can make out, the device is running Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 10.

Fake or not?

Unlike the prototype that Samsung showed off at its developer conference in the U.S. last year, which becomes a phone when folded like a book, the one seen in the video has a three-panel design. You can fold the left and right panels backward to turn the unit into a smartphone.

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Not sure if it’s a prototype, but as it is, the device already looks pretty neat and makes us want to see more of it. Everything seems to work smoothly as well.

Could the foldable mobile seen here be the rumored mystery product that Google is supposedly working with Xiaomi?

Google-Xiaomi partnership at the 16:10 mark in the podcast

Whatever the answer may be, one thing’s for sure: The foldable-phone category will get more interesting, as Samsung will not be the only major player in the market; the Korean tech giant will reportedly be joined by companies like Huawei, OPPO, and LG, to name a few.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 17 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.