Xiaomi, the Chinese phone maker sometimes known as the “Apple of China,” has teased a new double-folding phone just two months after Samsung unveiled its own folding phone.
Earlier this month a leaked video suggested Xiaomi was working on foldable display technology. And now the company’s senior vice president has confirmed it.
Wang Xiang tweeted a video on Wednesday of the company’s founder and president Bin Lin using the “world’s first ever double folding phone.”
The video shows Bin holding a tablet-sized smartphone with a central panel, and two folding panels off to the side. That’s a little different from Samsung’s phone, which folds in the middle. The device is evidently a prototype, and the blurred video makes it difficult to see exactly how the folding phone works.
Xiaomi’s post comes two months after Samsung’s blockbuster unveiling of its foldable smartphone in November.
According to TechCrunch, Xiaomi still appears to be considering whether to turn the prototype into a real device and is toying with names.
The company is the fourth-biggest smartphone maker in the world behind Samsung, Huawei, and Apple, according to IDC.