Vivo has had a tough time in Germany over the past few weeks, but the Chinese phone maker isn't letting global patent drama slow it down. This week, BBK Electronics' proprietary brand introduced two new foldable devices, the X Fold 2 and the X Flip.
The X Fold 2 won't be a major upgrade over its predecessor, but it will certainly be an important upgrade. The phone will have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC with a slightly more powerful Adreno 740 GPU. Storage and RAM capacity will be the same as the previous model, although the former will be slightly faster than the old model thanks to UFS 4.0.
Vivo X Fold 2 is available in Red, Blue and Black colors.
The internal display is over 8 inches and has maximum brightness, although other key display specifications are the same as the original version with a 120Hz refresh rate.
Vivo has slimmed this new device by around 1.5mm and reduced its weight to 30g, making it more comfortable than the original X Fold. Even in the smaller body, the company managed to pack a slightly larger 4,800 mAh battery with 120W wired fast charging and 50W wireless charging.
The phone's camera comes with a 50-megapixel primary sensor and Zeiss-powered Cinema mode, allowing users to capture hard-to-reach shots at night without the need for a camera. To stabilize the journey.
Vivo's second device, the X Flip, folds into the same shell as Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip model. Naturally, this device will be much smaller and slightly less powerful than the Xfold 2.
Vivo X Flip in Silk Gold, Diamond Purple and Diamond Black
The foldable model will have the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC with the same GPU as the original X Fold. Although the storage and RAM are the same as the X Fold 2, it only uses UFS 3.1.
The X Flip has a 6.74-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate, but the resolution is 1080 x 2520, which isn't as high as its foldable sibling. Although it doesn't have the sharpest display, the 4400 mAh battery should last all day.
The camera is the same as the X Fold 2, although the telephoto lens has been replaced with an ultra-wide one. Although Vivo claims that the X Flip can be folded 500,000 times, the actual results differ from lab reports.
Both phones are available for pre-order in China and are expected to go on sale on April 28. At the international level, it remains to be seen when it will start. Official US availability is unlikely, but we should see a European launch in the near future.
Vivo has become one of the first companies to launch its lineup this year by introducing its new foldable devices. If the leaks are to be believed, the Google Pixel Fold and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 rumors will make life difficult for those who want to use foldable phones.