Vivo last week launched its first flip case, the Vivo X Flip. It has a large 3-inch curved screen and benefits from the company's innovation in folding design. The second-generation horizontal foldable, the vivo X Fold2, has also been announced, bringing many improvements (and some improvements).
While the two foldables have been launched in China, Vivo has not yet shared plans to sell them in other markets. And if so, will it offer both or do what Oppo did and offer the Flip to a wider audience?
We can only speculate for now, and while we're at it, do you think it's a missed opportunity not to sell the X booklet internationally? In other words, would you buy it if it was available in your area?
Vivo's new hinge design helps the X Fold2 shrink to 12.9mm when folded, 1.7mm less than the X Fold+, though both are the same thickness when extended (6.0mm vs 6.0mm). .3 mm. The phone is 33G lighter to boot.
The company has upgraded the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset to 120W wired charging (from 80W), so a full charge takes 26 minutes instead of 35 minutes like the previous model. (compared to 4,800 mAh and 4,730 mAh battery capacities)
While the X Fold+ had some of the best cameras on a foldable, the X Fold2 takes a step back in that regard. Gone is the 125mm periscope, replaced by a simpler 47mm portrait camera (at just 12MP resolution, the sensor doesn't offer much in the way of digital zoom). Also, the 48MP ultra-wide camera has been replaced by a 12MP unit with a narrower field of view (16mm by 14mm).
vivo did this for one reason: the company has one key problem with foldables, and that's price. The base model X Fold+ (12/256GB) is priced at CNY 10,000, while the X Fold2 starts at CNY 9,000 for the same memory configuration. But is a 10% discount on great telephoto and ultra-wide cameras really worth losing? And is the price enough to attract those who find brochures too expensive?
A quick look at the competition shows that even the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 starts at CNY 9,000 for the 12/256 GB model, while the Oppo Find N2 is cheaper than CNY 8,000 (for the 12/256 GB model). 9000 will give you 16/512 GB). The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 has the largest footprint available and is priced at CNY 13,000 (12/256GB) in China.
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 • Oppo Find N2 • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
With all this in mind, are you interested in vivo X Fold2?
The Vivo X Flip has a large screen cover for real usability (it can handle text messages, maps, social media apps, etc.) and unlike the Galaxy Note, it has an LTPO panel for the main screen. It uses the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and comes with 50+ 12MP cameras (preferably the X Fold2 setup without a fixed lens). Vivo has used a teardrop strap designed to hold the phone at different angles.
Vivo X Flip starts at CNY 6,000 for the 12/256GB unit, doubling the storage is only a CNY 700 upgrade. The Oppo Find N2 Flip is priced at CNY 6,400 in the 12/256GB configuration, while the Galaxy Z Flip4 (8) costs a bit more. /256GB) is priced at CNY 7,500, Motorola Razr 2022 (8/256 GB) is priced at CNY 5,600.
Oppo Find N2 Flip • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 • Motorola Razr 2022
What do you think - Vivo X Flip, yes or no?