Vivo X Fold 2, X Flip Launched: A Lineup To Take On Samsung's Best

Vivo X Fold 2, X Flip Launched: A Lineup To Take On Samsung's Best

TL; doctor

  • Vivo has launched the X Fold 2 and X Flip foldable phones in China.
  • Both phones offer Snapdragon and ZEISS silicon cameras.
  • Don't hold your breath for a global release soon if that's the case.

Vivo is no stranger to foldable phones, having launched the vivo X Fold and X Fold Plus in 2022. These were book-style foldables aimed at the Galaxy Z Fold series. Now the company has launched the vivo X Fold 2 with its first foldable case.

Both sophisticated devices have two things in common: ZEISS-branded cameras and the purely Chinese skin of OriginOS 3. But the devices are quite different in their offerings.

Vivo X Flip

The Vivo X Flip is the company's first foldable phone and features a 3-inch display. That's a much larger screen compared to the Galaxy Z Flip 4's tiny 1.9-inch bezel.

Open the X Flip and you'll be presented with a 6.74-inch 120Hz (FHD+, 1200 nits) OLED display with ultra-thin glass. The foldable device also has a Flex mode that allows you to multitask on the phone. Interestingly, Vivo claims that the X Flip's hinge can be folded and unfolded 500,000 times.

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Flip-flops don't have the most impressive camera systems, and the X Flip is no different. A dual rear camera system is expected, consisting of a 50MP primary camera (IMX866V with OIS) and a 12MP ultra-wide lens. The latter also has autofocus, so you can take macro shots with a super-fast shutter. There's also a 32-megapixel selfie camera on the foldable display, but you can also take selfies using the rear cameras along with the shutter.

Other specs include a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, a 4,400mAh battery with 44W wired charging (no wireless charging here), and a fingerprint scanner.

Vivo X Fold 2:

Want a tablet-sized screen in your pocket? That's where the vivo X Fold 2 comes in, with a book form factor 8.03-inch 120Hz LTPO OLED (1916 x 2160, 4:3.55 aspect ratio, 1800 nits/square meter) foldable display. The company claims that this screen has ultra-thin glass for extra protection.

The foldable Vivo retains its predecessor's Flex Mode feature, allowing the phone to make hands-free video calls, play videos or take photos. The company adds that the hinge is rated for 400,000 folds, but is tight-lipped on how much it folds for the screen.

Meanwhile, vivo X Fold 2 offers a 6.53-inch 120Hz (OLED, 120Hz) smart display. This gives it a 21:9 aspect ratio, which is more suited to traditional phone screens than Samsung's foldable devices.

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Like Vivo's previous foldables, the phone's foldable and display are equipped with ultrasonic fingerprint sensors. This is a departure from competing models, which typically have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

The foldable device also offers a 4800mAh battery, 120W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. Vivo believes that as a result you can charge to 100% in 26 minutes.

In terms of photography capabilities, the X Fold 2 offers a 50MP main camera (IMX866V with OIS), a 12MP ultra-wide lens and a 2x12MP telephoto camera. There is also a 16MP camera on the phone's screen.

Vivo X Flip and X Fold 2 prices and availability

Do you like vivo X Flip? It then starts at RMB 5,999 (~$872) for the base 12GB / 256GB model. Meanwhile, the vivo X Fold 2 starts at RMB 8,999 (~$1,308) for the entry-level 12/256GB variant.

Vivo previously told Android Authority that it currently has no plans for a global release of the X Fold 2. The company has since told us that it is not planning to release the X Flip either.

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