Do you remember those days when we all used to have keypad phones? Then a decade and a half ago, we started expecting more from our phones, and tech giants introduced us to touch-screen phones, followed by more modern and technological advanced smartphones. However, they couldn’t satisfy our tech cravings, and the ultimate research operation began.
Then, to get over this situation, smartphone makers started developing foldable smartphones, the most recent one being the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Now, following the footsteps of other smartphone manufacturers, The BBK-owned smartphone brand Vivo unveiled their first foldable phone, dubbed the X Fold, along with a 7-inch Vivo X Note smartphone.
Vivo X Fold has an inward foldable display that can unfold into an 8.03-inch 1800x2200px LTPO2 AMOLED E5 display, similar to what the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold series offers and when folded, it offers a 6.53-inch AMOLED display. The outer display of the Vivo X Fold somewhat appears like any other regular smartphone, again more or less like Galaxy Z fold series smartphones.
The LTPO2 panel on the device offers allows the display to refresh between 1Hz and 120Hz to save some power. Also, the Vivo X Fold has a 120Hz refresh rate for both the displays and 300,000 folds for the hinge. The foldable phone uses Schott’s Ultra Thing Glass (UTG), and, as per the brand, it is the first smartphone ever to have a dual 3D ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner.
The Vivo X Fold is powered by a flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip with 12GB of RAM and backed by a 4,600mAh dual-cell battery with 66W fast wired charging support. The foldable phone sports a quad rear camera setup – a 50MP f/1.8 main camera, a 12MP f/2.4 2x (47mm) zoom camera, a 5x periscope zoom camera (with 60x digital zoom), and a 48MP f/2.2 114-degree ultrawide lens.
The inner and outer display of the foldable Vivo X Fold features a punch-hole camera which means the phone has two 16MP selfie cameras. Currently, the foldable phone is only available for sale in China at CNY 8,999 (approximately ₹1,07,207) with three colour options – Black, Blue and Gray but soon, the company will launch it globally.