vivo unveils X Fold in China

vivo now has its own foldable, but it’s currently only available in China. The company launched the vivo X Fold in time for the X series’ 10th anniversary. It comes in the same form factor as the Galaxy Z Fold series and other tablet-like foldables.

The outer screen is a 6.53-inch AMOLED display with a 21:9 aspect ratio. In contrast, the folding display is an 8.03-inch AMOLED E5 LTPO screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Both come with a 120Hz refresh rate and are HDR10+ ready. The folding screen uses SCHOTT UTG (ultra-thin glass).

The hinge features an aircraft-grade floating wing hinge that allows it to close flat and stay open at angles between 60 and 120 degrees.

The camera setup on this X Fold is designed to rival Samsung’s foldables. vivo continues its partnership with Zeiss to develop its camera systems. You can expect advanced imaging features like OIS gimbal stabilization, a field of optics, and optical and digital zoom on this foldable’s cameras.

The vivo X Fold gets a 50-megapixel Samsung GN5 primary camera with OIS, a 12-megapixel 47mm zoom camera, an 8-megapixel 5x periscope zoom camera with a 60x digital zoom, and a 48-megapixel 114-degree ultrawide. There are two selfie cameras with 16-megapixel sensors. And yes, you get Zeiss T* coating here for anti-glare properties on the rear cameras. 

As expected from a 2022 flagship, it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip with 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. It has a slightly smaller 4,600mAh battery with 66W wired fast charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging at 10W. It uses Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic technology, which brings an in-display fingerprint scanner on the foldable display (a first for the segment). But there’s also a fingerprint sensor on the external display.

As mentioned, the vivo X Fold is only available in China with a starting price of CNY 8,999 (around USD 1,413). It comes in Black, Blue, and Gray.


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