Vivo has officially announced its first foldable phone, which it calls the X Fold, taking its inspiration from the Galaxy Z Fold range.
A China exclusive for now, the X Fold tops out at an 8.03-inch screen, while there’s a 6.53-inch screen on the front for use in more standard situations. Both displays support 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+.
The company says the hinge allows the handset to fold almost flat and stay open at angles between 60 and 120 degrees. Interestingly, there are optical fingerprint sensors in both the outer and inner displays. The screen uses Schott’s ultra-thin glass, which is also used in Samsung’s foldable phones. Vivo says it’s good for 300,000 folds over its lifetime (via GSM Arena).
Elsewhere this is a flagship phone. It has the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor doing all the heavy lifting accompanied by 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. The 4,600 mAh battery benefits from 66W charging, which can fully charge the phone in 37 minutes. There’s also 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging, which can happen at the same time. Very handy.
There’s a 50-megapixel main camera with OIS, as well as a 12-megapixel camera with 2x zoom. The quad camera array is completed with a 48-megapixel ultra-wide sensor and a 5x periscope zoom camera. There are 16 megapixel selfie cameras on the outside and inside. The cameras are an area that Vivo has improved a lot in recent years, so we’re excited to see what this phone achieves.
There’s no word on if or when the device will launch in the UK or anywhere outside of China, but the Vivo X Fold is priced at ¥8,999, which is about £1,084. We’ll keep you posted if the company decides to launch the phone on UK soil.