Vivo has revealed the X Fold, its first folding phone. The X Fold brings a similar approach to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold series and its competitors, with a large 8.03-inch folding screen for the tablet-style benefit and a more conventional phone-sized screen — in this matter, 6.53 inches — on the outside.
Like Samsung, Vivo’s folding display utilizes a layer of Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) produced by Schott, which should support durability. In addition, GSMArena reports that its hinge allows the phone to fold flat or propped open at angles between 60 and 120 degrees.
Finally, Vivo announced that the phone’s screen should endure 300,000 folds, which appears to be a significant increase over the 200,000 folds Samsung claimed for its most recent generation of foldable.
Beyond its folding stuff, the Vivo X Fold sports recognizably flagship specs. It possesses a 4,600mAh battery that can be charged at 50W wirelessly or 66W using a cable. Qualcomm’s flagship powers it Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, and screens support up to a 120Hz refresh rate and have ultrasonic fingerprint scanners assembled into them.
There are four cameras on its rear: a 50-megapixel primary camera, a 48-megapixel ultrawide, a 12-megapixel 2x telephoto, and an 8-megapixel 5x periscope, according to Android Authority. In addition, both inner and outer screens come with hole-punch selfie cameras with a resolution of 16-megapixels.
Vivo is part of the BBK supply chain empire, sharing ownership with Oppo, OnePlus, and Realme. Oppo released its first folding phone last year, the Find N, an impressive device with slightly smaller screens than the Vivo X Fold. Unfortunately, both of these devices are exclusive to China for now.
The Vivo X Fold’s price will start at ¥8,999 (around $1,413) for its 12GB RAM, 256GB storage model. There’s also a 512GB storage variant that’ll retail for ¥9,999 (around $1,570).
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