Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has announced a new foldable smartphone. Although the phone is not coming to Canada by any means, it is some interesting hardware worth looking into.
Dubbed the Vivo X Fold, the device folds like the Galaxy Fold 3, with a smartphone screen on the outside and a foldable tablet-sized screen on the inside. The outer display sports a 6.53-inch FHD+ 120Hz OLED panel that takes up the entire front. Plus, it has a 21:9 aspect ratio, similar to some of the thinnest handsets out there, like the Motorola One Vision and Sony Xperia 1 III. The foldable display sports an 8.03-inch 120Hz OLED panel with a resolution of 2160 x 1916 pixels.
Like Samsung, Vivo uses ultra-thin glass on the bendable panel that’s certified for up to 300,000 bends, which equates to up to 80 bends per day for ten years. Vivo also says that the inner screen has a “crease-free” design, which if true, is quite spectacular. Moreover, the handset is equipped with two in-screen ultrasonic fingerprint scanners, one for each screen. This is quite rare as most foldables still use physical fingerprint scanners. Moreover, the phone is equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 4600mAh battery, 66W charging and 50W wireless charging.
Besides these high-end features, the X Fold sports a 50-megapixel main shooter, a 48-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 12-megapixel sensor with a 2x telephoto lens, and an 8-megapixel 5x periscope shooter. Both screens have punch-hole camera cutouts with 16-megapixel sensors.
Finally, the X Fold comes with an alert/mute slider like OnePlus phones.