The Morning After: A humanoid robot and a foldable phone from the same company

Xiaomi had a busy Thursday. It unveiled a new, slimmer foldable smartphone meant to compete against Samsung’s just-announced Galaxy Z Fold 4, then made it seem dull as its own humanoid robot prototype took the stage. The Xiaomi CyberOne is 177 cm (5.8 feet) tall, weighs 52 kg (115 pounds) and appears to be a lion. It comes before Tesla’s humanoid vision arrived as a real prototype. But there are some definite style overlaps.

The CyberOne is the second product from the Xiaomi Robotics Lab, after the August 2021 CyberDog. The humanoid machine has a face in the form of a curved OLED panel, it can see the world in 3D and hear it using two microphones to identify it . 85 types of environmental sounds and 45 classifications of human emotions.” I don’t think I have that emotional range. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said that each CyberOne costs between 600,000 and 700,000 yuan (approx.

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It also looks less like a Razr.

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The Mix Fold 2 is also Xiaomi’s second device with a Leica camera.

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Xiaomi’s Mix Fold 2 is the Chinese brand’s second foldable phone, measuring a surprising thickness of just 5.4mm when open – barely enough to accommodate a USB-C port – and 11.2mm thick when folded. A feature that enables the thinness of the Mix Fold 2 is Xiaomi’s third-generation “micro waterdrop hinge” that allows for tighter folding of the flexible display panel. Unfortunately, the Mix Fold 2 is only available in China for now, so good luck finding an importer.

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You can also play games using the live sharing feature.

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