We learned about Vivo’s first foldable, called the X Fold, now thanks for the leak and Vivo’s own teaser. Although the day has finally come here, since the company has just launched foldable in China, along with Vivo Pad tablets and Vivo X Note smartphones.
The new foldable Galaxy Z Fold 3 takes the route of a smartphone screen on the outside and a tablet-sized folding display on the inside. The former screen is a 6.53-inch FHD + 120Hz OLED panel (2,520 x 1,080, E5, 21: 9, HDR10 +), while the foldable display is an 8.03-inch 120Hz LTPO OLED panel (2,160 x, 120Hz, HD1, 1,96) , 3.55).
Fortunately, Vivo is providing ultra-thin glass on the folding screen for safety measurements. In addition, the company claims that this screen is certified up to 300,000 folds – which is equivalent to folding and opening the device 80 times a day for 10 years.
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Much like the Galaxy Z Fold series, Vivo states that the screen inside the phone can be rotated 60 degrees to 120 degrees like a laptop (enables video calling and using a camera without a tripod or watching videos without propping the phone. Against anything). The company further claims that the inside screen has a crease-free design, although we will have to spend time with a review unit to find out if this is true.
The X fold is different because of the use of two ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensors, including one for each screen. This is a significant departure from all other large foldables on the market, as they offer a side fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button.
Otherwise, the Vivo Foldable is equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 flagship SoC, a 4,600mAh battery, 66W wired charging (bringing the phone to 100% in 37 minutes), and a 50W wireless top-up.
Vivo’s first foldable last year’s X70 Pro Plus features a well-known rear camera setup, featuring a 50MP main shooter (Samsung GN5), a 48MP ultraviolet lens (114-degree field-of-view), and a 12MP 2x telephoto lens. (IMX663). , And an 8MP 5x periscope camera. Hosting a 16MP camera on the smartphone’s display and a 16MP shooter on the folding panel, we also get punch-hole cutouts on both screens.
The Vivo X Fold also comes with a warning / mute slider (pictured above), only China OriginOS Android skin and 10W reverse wireless charging.
What else has Vivo announced?
Two more big products from the BBK-approved brand were due to be unveiled that day, as it unveiled the Vivo X Note and Vivo Pad.
Starting with the phone, the Vivo X Note goes all-in on a larger screen with a 7-inch LTPO OLED display (3,080 x 1,440, 21:10, 120Hz). A large screen usually refers to a large battery and you get a 5,000mAh battery here The phone also has 80W wired charging, which promises 100% charge in 32 minutes. Otherwise, available in 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging devices.
For the camera experience, here you will find a quad rear camera system that is almost like the Vivo X fold. However, the only change here is to switch from a 50MP GN5 main camera to a slightly larger GN1 camera sensor.
Other notable Vivo X Note features include a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, IP68 rating, an ultrasonic under-display fingerprint sensor with a large scanning area, a mute slider, cross-device support with PCs, OriginOS and 8.37mm.
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Moved to tablets, the Vivo Pad offers a Snapdragon 870 chipset, 8,040mAh battery with 44W charging, and an 11-inch 120Hz 2,560 x 1,600 display. Camera responsibilities are handled by an indefinite dual rear camera system. Interestingly, the Vivo Pad is equipped with a 3D ToF camera on the front for secure face unlock.
The Vivo’s tablet supports an optional stylus (provides pressure up to 4,096 levels) and an optional keyboard case.
Vivo X Fold Price and Availability
The Vivo X Fold 12GB / 256GB model is available in China from 8,999 yuan (~ 4 1,413) with a faux leather back. There’s also a 9,999 yuan (5 1,570) variant packed with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Meanwhile, the Vivo X Note Base starts at 5,999 yuan ($ 942) for the 8GB / 256GB model, while the Vivo Pad starts at 2,499 yuan (2 392) for the entry-level 8GB / 128GB option.
Vivo had earlier told us last month that there were no plans for Foldable at the moment to get a global launch. We hope that this change can be made by Samsung in the face of global competition.
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