Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo already have at least one foldable smartphone in their catalog of devices. The party was not yet joined by Vivo, which had just announced its first mobile phone with a flexible screen, the Vivo X-Fold. This terminal comes with a design very similar to the Galaxy Z Fold, Samsung’s foldable flagship. Also with very similar specifications, but with a small difference that will allow the Asian manufacturer to position its new model as a possible better alternative: it is more resistant.
The Vivo X Fold is a foldable mobile in “book type” format. That is to say that its screen folds and unfolds in landscape format. In this way, the terminal can maintain dimensions similar to those of any other smartphone when folded. Or, become a compact tablet when your screen is down.
Screen which, by the way, is of 8 inch with QHD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It is an ultra-thin glass panel (UGT, for its acronym in English), the same technology that Samsung uses in its smartphones. The difference from Samsung’s foldable is that the X Fold resists more bends: 300,000 compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s 200,000. It also incorporates water and dust resistance with an IP68 certification.
The Vivo X Fold also has a 6.53 inch outer panel. In this case, with Full HD + resolution, while maintaining the refresh rate of 120 Hz. This screen allows you to navigate the interface and view content when the main panel is folded.
The latest from Qualcomm and a quad camera from Zeiss
The Vivo X Fold does not compromise on performance. Nor the photographic section. The manufacturer chose a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with 12GB RAM and an internal memory of up to 512 GB, a more than sufficient configuration to be able to perform any type of task, even the most demanding. All this, in addition, with a 4,600 mAh battery that includes fast charging and wireless charging.
As far as cameras go, the Vivo X Fold has a 50 megapixel main lens signed Zeiss, German manufacturer of lenses and optics. It is accompanied by a 48-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, as well as two telephoto lenses. The first, of 12 megapixels, is able to capture images with a triple optical zoom. The second, with a resolution of 8 megapixels, can achieve up to 5x magnification in optical format. 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.
Price and availability of the new Vivo X Fold
The Vivo X Fold has been announced in China and will be available for purchase in the Asian market in April. At the moment, there are no plans for worldwide marketing. The smartphone will be available in two internal memory configurations, starting from 256 GB and up to 512 GB. These are their trade-in prices.
- Vivo X Fold with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of memory: 8,999 yuan (about 1,300 euros to change).
- Vivo X Fold with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of memory: 9,999 yuan (about 1,440 euros to change).