Immediately after the presentation of the Xiaomi Mix Fold smartphone, which is equipped with a folding screen, the device became available for pre-order in China. Real sales will start on April 16th.

The Xiaomi Mix Fold version with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is offered for $1,520, the 12/512GB version costs $1,670, and the older version with 16/512GB of storage is priced at almost $2,000.

Chinese bloggers said that 22,000 Mix Fold smartphones were instantly purchased on pre-orders across various platforms. The new Xiaomi Product Manager Wang Teng Thomas confirmed on his page on the Chinese social network Weibo that the entire Xiaomi Mix Fold launch batch was sold out in a few seconds.

In the case of other smartphones, this news is not surprising. Xiaomi Mix Fold is an expensive flagship, but the high price was not enough to reduce the desire of fans to purchase a novelty among the first.

The Xiaomi Mix Fold has a large 8.01-inch flexible screen as well as a 6.52-inch AMOLED screen on the outside. The manufacturer claims that the hinge has been tested for 200,000 folding and unfolding cycles. However, in general, the hinge is designed for 1 million cycles. The main camera uses image sensors with a resolution of 108, 13 and 8 MP. It is the first smartphone with a liquid lens that allows you to use a single 8-megapixel camera for both optical zoom and macro photography.