At the end of March, Xiaomi introduced its first foldable smartphone Mi Mix Fold. Usually, when releasing such gadgets, the question of its reliability arises, so Xiaomi decided to conduct an unusual stress test for the Mi Mix Fold.
What did they come up with
Although the manufacturer guarantees 200 thousand folds, the experiment showed that the design has a much better indicator. To test the strength of the hinge, the smartphone was opened and closed every 1.6 seconds, as a result of which it withstood 400,000 folds.
If we take an average of 100 openings per day, then the service life of Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold is about 10 years. Of course, modern smartphones do not last that long, facing other problems in operation. But in this case, at least you don’t have to worry about the design.
In addition, the entire experiment was broadcast live. The broadcast lasted 7 days, but with a fairly large audience — the broadcast gathered about 2 million viewers.