Vivo unveiled its new folding phone and is called X Fold which will first be launched throughout China. It will come with a large 8.03-inch folding screen sporting a layer of Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) produced by Schott – 120Hz LTPO OLED panel (2,160 x 1,916, E5, HDR10+, 4:3.55). The folding phone can be opened at angles between 60 and 120° and the folding mechanism should be good for about 300,000 folds according to the company.
Other features of the Vivo X Fold include a 4,600mAh battery, 50-megapixel main camera, 48-megapixel ultrawide lens with a 140° field of view, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and an 8 megapixel 5x periscope camera for selfies and video calls.
“Much like the Galaxy Z Fold series, Vivo says the phone’s inside screen can be rotated between 60 degrees and 120 degrees like a laptop (enabling use-cases such as video calling and using the camera without a tripod or watching videos without propping the phone up against something). The company is also claiming that the inside screen has a crease-free design, although we’ll need to spend time with a review unit to figure out if that’s indeed the case.”
The Vivo X Fold is available in China with a faux leather back, starting at 8,999 yuan (~$1,413) for the 12GB/256GB model. There’s also a 9,999 yuan (~$1,570) variant, packing 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Meanwhile, the Vivo X Note starts at 5,999 yuan (~$942) for the base 8GB/256GB model, while the Vivo Pad starts at 2,499 yuan (~$392) for the entry-level 8GB/128GB option.”