This smartphone has been awaited by many, and today it has been officially unveiled. Vivo X Fold is the latest model in the segment of smartphones with flexible screens. There are two of them, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, Huawei Mate X2 and Oppo Find N, but there is one fundamental point (at least for Vivo marketers): both displays, both external and flexible internal, support a frame rate of 120 Hz.
The outer screen features a 6.53-inch diagonal and Full HD+ resolution, while the inner flexible screen is 8.03 inches and 2160 x 1916 pixels. Both screens are OLED-based and both support HDR10+.
Another feature of the Vivo X Fold is the presence of two fingerprint scanners at once. One is placed under the outer screen, and the other under the inner screen. And the system is set up so that after unlocking the smartphone with one sensor, you can immediately switch to the second screen – no re-authorization is required.
The developers say the Vivo X Fold can easily withstand 300,000 folding and unfolding cycles. The smartphone can be folded and unfolded 80 times a day every day for 10 years. Of course, the smartphone will become obsolete faster than it will break.
The internal screen can be set up like a laptop screen, with a 60° or 120° opening angle. Vivo emphasizes that there is no crease on the screen when unfolded. And on the example of Oppo Find N we know that this is indeed possible.
The Vivo X Fold is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 single-chip system, has a 4,600 mAh battery with 66W wired charging, 50W wireless and 10W reverse wireless.
The Zeiss-branded main camera is the highlight of the Vivo X Fold. This model arguably has the best set of modules of any model in the segment. The main sensor is the 50-megapixel Samsung GN5, which debuted last fall (it has OIS). There’s also a module with a 48-megapixel sensor and an ultra-wide angle lens, a module with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX663 sensor and a portrait lens, and an 8-megapixel periscope module with 5x optical zoom and optical image stabilization. There are two front-facing cameras, each with a 16-megapixel embedded in the outer and inner screens.
The Vivo X Fold runs Android 12 with OriginOS’ proprietary interface. The smartphone comes in two color options (black and blue) and two memory configurations: a base with 12GB RAM and 256GB of flash storage for $1,415 and a top-of-the-line one with 12GB RAM and 512GB of flash storage for $1,570. Sales in China start April 15.