Vivo presented its first foldable smartphone, Vivo X Fold, in China and finally joined the foldable smartphone market along with Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo.
Vivo has just made its first folding smartphone official in China. The Asian company debuts in the segment, along with Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo, with a high-end folding book type device, something similar to what we already saw in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
The smartphone folds inwards and consists of two displays — the internal 8.03 inches with 2K resolution, while the external one measures 6.53 inches, AMOLED with FHD + resolution. Both support HDR10 + content and a 120Hz refresh rate. The internal display has a layer of ultra-thin glass (UTG) for added protection, and the crease is practically invisible.
When folded, the Vivo X Fold has measurements of 162 x 74.5 x 14.6 m. When unfolded, it goes to 162 x 144.9 x 6.3mm, doubling its width. We are thus facing a large terminal, more than 16 centimetres high and weighing 311 grams.
Onboard, we find Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC along with 12GB of RAM and 256 / 512GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. All this, in addition, with a 4,600 mAh battery with a fast charge of 66W and the promise of fully charging in 37 minutes. Wireless charging is 50W, and reversible wireless charging is 10W.
The design and materials are premium, and on the back cover, we find a large camera module that houses 4 sensors in collaboration with Zeiss — 50MP Samsung GN5 Main, 48MP ultra-wide-angle, 12MP f / 2.4 2X zoom (47mm), and 8MP 5X Periscope (up to 60X digital). It also includes two additional cameras for selfies: one located on the outer screen and another on the inner panel, in both cases with a resolution of 16 megapixels.
The hinge is made from 174 components and has been tested by TÜV Rheinland for durability; and has survived being opened and closed more than 300,000 times. The manufacturer’s own investigations have shown that a foldable smartphone is opened about 80 times a day so that the X Fold can be used reliably for up to 10 years.
The Vivo X Fold will initially be an exclusive product for China. It will be available in the colors — black, blue and gray at the introductory price of 8,999 CNY.