Its folding mechanism is identical to that of its predecessor. While the patent document doesn't reveal much about the foldable phone, a previous rumor suggested that it would have a few improvements over its predecessor. For one thing, the hinge could be stiffer, making it as durable as Samsung's best foldable phones.
The device could also have a 108MP main camera. It may also use a 120Hz internal display and a 90Hz external screen built by Samsung. This is a significant improvement over the first-generation model, which only has a 60Hz inner display.
As for its moniker, the patent didn't specifically mention the "Mix Fold 2" name, and Xiaomi has remained mum about its next foldable phone.
It looks like 2022 will see a growing battle of foldables, with more companies stepping up their efforts to stay ahead of the competition. For example, Samsung is rumored to be exploring a new design for its Galaxy Z Fold lineup, while Motorola and Honor have previously teased their respective bets.
In addition, Xiaomi appears to be working on an upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 3 challenger as well. MySmartPrice has spotted another patent application by Xiaomi showing a foldable phone with a clamshell design.