Vivo X Fold Goes Toe to Toe With Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Series

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Vivo X Fold Goes Toe to Toe With Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Series

Today, at 4:30 p.m. PKT, Vivo launched its long-awaited Spring launch event. The business live-streamed and officially introduced its first-ever foldable phone, directly competing with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold series, after months of speculations and hints.

There are numerous parallels between them. Let’s get started.

Design & Display

The Vivo X Fold is the company’s first folding phone, featuring a design that resembles luxury foldable phones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Huawei Mate X2.

The phone has a 6.53-inch Full HD+ exterior display and an 8.03-inch 18002200 resolution LTPO 3.0 interior folding E5 AMOLED panel. SCHOTT UTG is used for the inside display, which is similar to Samsung’s Ultra-Thin Glass foldable screens.

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Both panels have in-display fingerprint readers and a variable refresh rate of up to 120Hz (the inner display may dip as low as 1Hz).

The hinge is built of an “aircraft-grade floating wing hinge,” according to Vivo. This allows it to fold at different angles, allowing you to expand it up to 60 or 120 degrees.

The phone comes in three colors: grey, blue, and black.

Internals & Storage

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor is combined with 12GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage in the foldable phone.

The device runs the Origin OS Ocean, which is based on Android 12. Vivo’s inner display allows you to run two apps on either side of the screen, as well as floating windows (like YouTube) on top of them, for multitasking.

Camera

Unlike any other foldable phone on the market, the Vivo X Fold has an outstanding quad-camera configuration. The unit was created in partnership with Zeiss and features the company’s famous T* coating, which is contained in a large block on the back.

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A 50MP 1/1.57-inch primary camera with OIS, a 48MP ultrawide lens, a 12MP portrait lens with 2x zoom, and an 8MP periscope lens with 5X optical zoom and up to 60x digital zoom is included in the circular quad-camera module.

A 16MP camera is housed in a punch-hole cutout on the outside, but the resolution of the interior selfie camera is unclear.

Battery & Pricing

Vivo has excelled themselves with the X Fold, which is the first foldable smartphone with a 4,600mAh battery that supports 50W wireless charging. 66W wired charging is also supported by the phone.

The standard model will cost $1900, while the top-of-the-line model will cost $2050.

Vivo X Fold Specifications

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Adreno 730
  • OS: Android 12, Origin OS Ocean
  • Supported Networks: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
  • Display: 8.0 inches, Foldable LTPO3 OLED, HDR10+, 120Hz + 6.53 inches, Cover display: OLED, 120Hz
  • Memory
    • RAM: 12GB
    • Internal: 256GB or 512GB
    • Card Slot: N/A
  • Camera
    • Rear: 50 MP, f/1.8, (wide) + 48 MP, f/2.2, 114˚ (ultrawide) + 12 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto) + 8MP, f/3.4, (periscope telephoto)
    • Front: 16MP
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Grey
  • Fingerprint Sensor: Side-mounted
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Battery: Li-Po 4600 mAh, 66W fast charging, 50Wwireless charging
  • Price: $1900-$2050
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