vivo is preparing to announce its first foldable smartphone, aptly named vivo X Fold. It will be official at an event in China on April 11th. Meanwhile, a photo of a marketing stand for offline stores has been leaked, revealing many of the phone’s specs. Just look:
The vivo X Fold thus has an internal 8-inch “2K” folding screen with 120Hz refresh rate and LTPO 3.0 technology to vary this refresh rate, a 6.53-inch FHD+ 120Hz external display and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset at the helm, LPDDR5 storage, UFS 3.1 storage, Android 12 on board, and a 4,600mAh battery with support for 66W wired and 50W wireless charging.
The phone comes with a quad rear camera setup with Zeiss branding and T* coating with a 50MP Samsung GN5 main snapper with OIS. The rest of the cameras are a 48MP ultra-wide camera with a 114-degree field of view, a 12MP portrait lens (which we take as 2x zoom) and a 5MP 60x OIS periscope camera. Wi-Fi 6 and NFC are also confirmed in the vivo X Fold.
The materials also mention that the X Fold 19 DisplayMate A+’s screen has met or broken records, while the hinge has been certified by TÜV Rheinland for 300,000 folds/unfolds. As you could probably tell from the fact that this is all in Chinese, the vivo X Fold will be launched in China first. Hopefully it will make it to global markets at some point, unlike the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold and Oppo Find N, but we wouldn’t hold our breath.
It seems like Chinese companies are betting a lot on foldable devices for reasons we don’t quite understand, but only for their home market. That’s a shame because it means there’s a lot less competition in this space globally than there could be.
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