The Vivo X Fold+ will be a minor upgrade over the original model
Samsung dominates the foldable market, but it doesn’t necessarily have the best device on the market. Oppo, Huawei and other Chinese companies have all released much more attractive foldable phones, but they’re only available in a handful of markets. Vivo jumped on the foldable bandwagon with the launch of the Vivo X Fold in China in April. Less than six months later, the BBK-owned company is gearing up to release its successor: the Vivo X Fold+.
Vivo confirmed in a post on Weibo that it will launch the X Fold+ on September 26 (via GizmoChina) at an event scheduled for 7pm local time. The announcement is accompanied by an image revealing the design of the foldable phone. It also confirms that the company will release the phone in a new red shade this time around.
The Vivo X Fold+ will not be a radical upgrade over the X Fold. The AnTuTu list of the device has already appeared online and confirms the main specs. The biggest upgrade would be the move to the faster and more power-efficient Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. This should help with both battery life and improving sustained performance. Aside from Qualcomm’s latest chip, the Vivo X Fold+ comes with 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage and Android 12 out of the box.
The cover and foldable display are not expected to get any upgrades. Thus, the duties of the cover screen should be done by a 6.53-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED panel, while opening the device will reveal an 8.03-inch 120Hz LTPO OLED folding screen. Like the original model, the X Fold+ should have two ultrasonic fingerprint scanners – one embedded in each screen. The battery capacity is rumored to not go beyond 4,600 mAh, although the charging speed could improve to 80W. The three-camera setup with the Zeiss branding and consisting of a 50MP GN1 primary shooter with OIS, a 48MP ultra-wide angle, a 12 MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom and an 8 MP periscope camera with 5x zoom is expected to remain unchanged.
Just like the original X Fold, don’t expect Vivo to launch the X Fold+ outside of China.