• November 26, 2022

vivo has officially unveiled its first foldable phone—the vivo X Fold—in China, on the 10th anniversary of the vivo X series.

Featuring a smartphone screen on the outside and a tablet-sized folding display on the inside, the X Fold comes with a powerful set of cameras and the latest Qualcomm chipset.

The external screen is a 6.53-inch FHD+ OLED panel (2520 x 1080, 21:9), while the foldable main display is an 8.03-inch 120Hz LTPO OLED panel (2160 x 1916, 4:3.55).Both operate at up to 120Hz and are HDR10+ ready.

The foldable display uses Schott UTG (ultra thin glass), which should help with durability. Both screens have in-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanners.

The X Fold’s hinge is an aircraft-grade floating wing hinge that allows the phone to close flat and to stay open at angles between 60 and 120 degrees. According to Android Authority, Vivo advertises that the phone’s screen should survive 300,000 folds, or equivalent to folding and unfolding the device 80 times a day for 10 years.

This flagship foldable is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip paired with 8 or 12GB of RAM. Its 4600mAh battery supports 66W wired charging and 50W wireless charging, along with 10W reverse charging.

On the camera front, the vivo X Fold is equipped with a 50MP Samsung GN5 main camera, a 48MP ultrawide, a 12MP 2x telephoto, and an 8MP 5x periscope zoom camera with 60x digital zoom.

As with other recent vivo flagships, the camera bears Zeiss branding and support for a few Zeiss camera modes including Texture Portrait, Motion Capture 3.0, Zeiss Super Night Scene, and Zeiss Nature Color.

There are also two 16MP hole-punch selfie cameras: one on the outer display, and one on the inner.

The initial release will be exclusive to China starting at CNY8,999 or about $1,415 for the 8GB + 126GB variant. No word yet as to the global or Philippine release.

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