Among domestic mobile phones, Huawei pioneered the integration of satellite communication in smartphones, with other brands following suit. Currently, manufacturers such as ZTE, OPPO, and Honor have released related products, while vivo and Xiaomi are also gearing up to launch satellite phones.
Recently, a Xiaomi mobile terminal device with the model number 2311BPN23C has obtained the telecom equipment network access license. Information indicates that this phone supports satellite communication, making it Xiaomi’s first 5G satellite mobile terminal. Perhaps after the Spring Festival, we will see the release of Xiaomi’s 5G satellite mobile terminal.
According to rumors from some tech bloggers online, Xiaomi’s first 5G satellite mobile terminal is expected to be the Xiaomi MIX Flip, a vertically folding phone, which will also feature Leica imaging. Reports suggest that Xiaomi’s vertical folding phone was initially planned to be released in November last year, alongside the Xiaomi 14 series. However, the delay was due to the consideration of incorporating satellite communication.
It’s worth noting that there are currently no vertically folding phones with satellite communication on the market. By being the first to incorporate satellite communication in a vertically folding screen phone, Xiaomi might become the pioneer in this regard. The Xiaomi MIX Flip could then be promoted as “the first vertically folding phone with satellite communication,” a selling point that may continue to set it apart in the satellite folding phone race for some time.
Combining earlier rumors, the rear of the Xiaomi MIX Flip is expected to feature a horizontally arranged triple-camera module, including wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, and telephoto lenses, all enhanced by Leica imaging. With these features, its photography capabilities are expected to be impressive. Additionally, the back of the device will also have a secondary screen.