[Update: Receives 3C Certification] Xiaomi’s First Foldable Phone With 5G Support Spotted on TENAA, Launch Imminent

Only a matter of time before Xiaomi got in on the foldable smartphone race.

Update on 17th March 2021: Xiaomi foldable smartphone with model number M2011J18C has appeared on the 3C certification website hinting towards an imminent launch. The alleged Mi Mix 4 is expected to be the first foldable smartphone from the brand. The 3C listing confirmed that the handset will ship with 5G connectivity and 67.1W fast charging support. The rest of the details of this upcoming foldable smartphone remains unknown, we can expect more information in the upcoming days.
Xiaomi M2011J18C - 3C
Earlier on February 26, 2021

Xiaomi is preparing for the launch of its first foldable smartphone and it’s no secret. The company has in the past demonstrated a video showcasing what the device could look like. In fact, a few months ago, we even saw a report depicting that Xiaomi is tipped to launch three foldable smartphones this year.

No other details regarding these devices are available as of now. However, recently a new Xiaomi smartphone (M2011J18C) has passed TENAA certification in China. Popular leaks channel Digital Chat Station on Weibo mentions that this device is the company’s first foldable smartphone. Let’s check what the TENAA listing has detailed:

If we go by the TENAA certification we can see that the newly certified Xiaomi device carries model number as the M2011J18C. The device is certified by the TENAA authority on February 2. This upcoming smartphone will even offer 5G support, as mentioned in the listing.

Xiaomi M2011J18C TENAA Details

No other details like its images or specifications have been revealed by the TENAA certification at the moment. Although Leakster Digital Chat Station had said earlier that Xiaomi will be launching three new flagship devices this year with a Snapdragon 888 chipset. He even had mentioned the model number of these handsets: M2102K1AC, M2102K1C, and M2011J18C. The TENAA certification has now listed the M2011J18C, which gives rise to the speculation that this is the first foldable smartphone from the company.

If we go by the past details shared by Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), he had mentioned in his tweet that the next foldable device to hit the market will likely be from Xiaomi. He had even mentioned that Xiaomi has three foldable phones in the pipeline which the company is supposed to launch this year. Furthermore, Young had laid out the foldable form factor of these phones in the same tweet. He mentioned the handsets could offer design types like out-folding, in-folding, and clamshell. Although, as of now, we don’t know the form factor of the foldable Xiaomi phone in the TENAA listing.

Xiaomi M2011J18C Specs

Specifications of the company’s first foldable smartphone are not 100% certain at the moment unfortunately. But a Chinese website had earlier speculated that the folding Xiaomi phones could be added to the Mix lineup and come with SD888 processor. The same report also stated that the phone could come with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 100MP+ primary camera.

However, now that the device has hit the TENAA certification, if the listing updates in the upcoming few weeks, we might get a clear idea of the phone and what the specs will look like.

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