Vivo has finally entered the foldable smartphone market with the introduction of the Vivo X Fold. Similar to other contenders like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Huawei Mate X2, Honor Magic V, Mi Mix Fold and the Oppo Find N, the Vivo X Fold gets a cover display and it opens up to a larger screen on the inside.
The device features a 6.53” 21:9 AMOLED display which pushes a 2520×1080 pixels resolution.
For the big-screen experience, the internal screen uses a flexible 8.03” AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2160×1916 pixels in a 4:3.55 aspect ratio, and it supports HDR10+.
Vivo boasts that the X Fold is the world’s first device to feature a 120Hz refresh rate for both internal and external displays.
According to leading tech portal SoyaCincau, the internal screen features LTPO adaptive refresh rate which can go to as low as 1Hz, which Vivo says can provide up to 32.4 per cent reduction in power consumption.
In addition, Vivo X Fold is also claimed to be the world’s first device to have a 3D ultrasonic fingerprint sensor on both internal and external displays.
Similar to the Oppo Find N, the X Fold can close completely flat without any noticeable gap.
Apparently, the hinge also gets TUV Rheinland certification and it can survive with over 300,000 folds.
Inside, the phone gets a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip which is similar to the Honor Magic V. It gets 12GB of quad-channel LPDDR5 RAM and a choice of either 256GB or 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
If you need more RAM, you can extend up to 4GB extra using the Virtual RAM Extender feature.
In the camera department, the Vivo X Fold has a pretty versatile camera system with Zeiss optics.
The rear gets a quad-camera setup housed in a large circular camera bump and it consists of a 50MP f/1.75 main camera with a 1/1.57” sensor, a 48MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera, an 8MP f/3.4 periscope telephoto camera that does 5x optical and 60x superzoom, and a 12MP f/1.98 portrait lens.
Both main and telephoto cameras come with optical image stabilisation.
For selfies, it gets a 16MP shooter that sits in a tiny punch-hole. Similar to most foldable devices, you can use the main camera for selfies while using the cover display as a viewfinder.
Powering the device is a 4,600mAh battery, which is bigger than the Oppo Find N’s 4,500mAh battery but smaller than Honor Magic V’s 4,750mAh capacity.
It supports 66W flash charging via USB-C and a blazing fast 50W wireless charging.