vivo is gearing up to announce its first-ever foldable smartphone, aptly named vivo X Fold. It will become official on April 11 at an event in China. In the meantime, a photo of a marketing booth for offline stores has leaked, revealing many of the specs of the phone. Look:
So the vivo X Fold is confirmed to have an 8-inch “2K” internal folding display with a 120Hz refresh rate and LTPO 3.0 technology for varying that refresh rate, a 6.53-inch FHD+ 120Hz outer display , the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset on the helm, LPDDR5 memory, UFS 3.1 storage, Android 12 on board and a 4,600 mAh battery with support for 66W wired and 50W wireless charging.
The phone comes with a quad rear camera with Zeiss branding and T* coating, with a 50MP Samsung GN5 main snapper with OIS. The rest of the cameras are a 48MP ultrawide with a 114-degree field of view, a 12MP portrait lens (by which we mean 2x zoom), and a 60x OIS periscope camera. Wi-Fi 6 and NFC have also been confirmed in the vivo X Fold.
The materials also state that the screen of the X Fold 19 DisplayMate has matched or broken A+ records, while the hinge is certified to operate for 300,000 fold/unfold by TUV Rheinland. As you can probably tell from the fact that this is all in Chinese, the vivo X Fold is launching first in China. Hopefully it will reach global markets at some point, unlike the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold and the Oppo Find N, but we wouldn’t hold our breath.
It seems that Chinese companies are betting big on foldable products, but only for their home market, for reasons we can’t quite fathom. That’s a shame because it means there’s a lot less competition in this space globally than there could be.
Source (in Chinese) | Through