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Vivo unveils the folding X Fold phone

Another folding phone is upon us as Vivo unveils its take on the last form factor, X Fold. However, there are some restrictions.

Vivo has joined the league of phone makers with a foldable device. The Chinese brand revealed the X Fold and its reply to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold and other devices. 

The new X Fold has a large 8.03 inches on the inside for a tablet experience and an outer 6.53 inches screen.

Apart from using a similar naming scheme, Vivo is using the same layer of Ultra-Thin Glass supplied by Schott. So you can expect similar durability from Vivo’s phone/tablet. The phone can open flat or be propped between angles of 60 and 120 degrees.

Vivo says the screen should last at least 300,000 folds, a significant improvement over Samsung, which can only guarantee 200,000 on the latest iteration of its foldable models. The company also claims there is no crease on the inner screen.

The X Fold has proper flagship specs. It sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, the best out there. There is a massive 4,600 mAh battery that can charge at 50 W wirelessly. However, you can charge at 66 W with a cable, taking only 37 minutes to reach 100 percent. The phone can charge other devices at 10 W.

The two screens have a 120 Hz refresh rate limit. Both also have ultrasonic fingerprint scanners embedded. This differentiates the X Fold from other foldables with fingerprint scanners on the power button. The inner screen is LTPO2 AMOLED E5, while the outer display is AMOLED.

The Vivo X Fold has four cameras on the back, comprising a 50 MP primary camera, 48 MP ultrawide lens, a 12 MP 2x telephoto lens, and an 8 MP 5x periscope lens. The two screens have hole-punch selfie cameras offering 16 MP resolution. There is Zeiss branding on the back, with a Zeiss mode offering Texture Portrait, Motion Capture 3.0, Zeiss Super Night Scene, Zeiss Nature Color, and more.

Vivo allows you to run two apps simultaneously on the larger inner screen. However, you can also run an open floating on another app, increasing your multitasking options.

It was a matter of time before Vivo released a foldable phone. The brand is owned by BBK, which also owns Oppo, OnePlus, and Realme. Oppo has released a folding phone; the Find N. The Oppo foldable has smaller screens than the X Fold.

Like the Find N, the X Fold is limited to China. The company has not revealed its plans for selling in other regions, meaning Samsung can continue its global foldable domination for now.

The Vivo X Fold costs about $1,413 for the 12 GB RAM, 254 GB ROM variant. The 512 GB version sells for $1,570.  You can get Black, Blue, and Grey color options.

Written by HackerVibes

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