As a well-known Weibo tipster proves, the engineering machine of Xiaomi’s new folding screen smartphone J18s has begun to test high-refresh rate scenes. Both the internal and external screens will support a high refresh rate of 90/120Hz. The model of Xiaomi’s folding screen smartphone MIX FOLD is M2011J18C, and the internal code is J18. The J18s mentioned by the blogger should refer to the next-generation new smartphone of the Xiaomi MIX FOLD series.
Xiaomi has developed a foldable product code-named “ARGO” before. Many believe that this may be Xiaomi’s first model to provide an under-screen camera. The whistleblower @Xiaomiui claimed that ARGO and J18S are the same device. This means that Xiaomi’s next foldable phone will be equipped with an under-screen camera. Combined with the previous news, the rear camera will use a 108MP main camera + 3x liquid lens + ultra-wide image combination. The front camera will use the most advanced sunder-screen camera program.
According to reports, Xiaomi’s third-generation under-screen camera technology adopts a new self-developed pixel arrangement and a redesigned pixel drive circuit. It can further improve the light transmittance of the front-facing part of the screen. Due to the camera optimization algorithm, the shooting effect of the camera under the screen is basically the same as that of the conventional front shot.
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In terms of the release time, Samsung’s new folding screen Galaxy Z Fold 3 is likely to be released in August this year. So we guess the manufacturer will release this new phone in mid-to-late August at the earliest.
However, the next folding screen smartphone of the company may come with a quite different name. As you know, recently, Xiaomi’s application for registering the MIX trademark was rejected.