vivo launches vivo X Fold, its First Foldable Phone

vivo recently unveiled its first foldable phone, the vivo X Fold. It boasts of a series of innovations in display technology, chip performance, battery life, and camera system.

vivo launches vivo X Fold, its First Foldable Phone

Multi-dimensional Hinge enables vivo X Fold to withstand over 300,000 bends

A key component in foldable smartphones, the hinge directly impacts the overall performance of foldable phones. The multi-dimensional hinge in vivo X Fold is durable and reliable, and can withstand 300,000 bends, according to a TÜV Rheinland test, where the crease control remains excellent after testing. 

For average users who fold the device 80x a day, vivo X Fold can function properly for 10 years. The vivo X Fold hinge is made up of 174 parts made, and using sixfold aerospace-grade materials such as zirconium alloys and FS53 Aviation-level High Strength Steel, allowing for robust performance in smoothness, strength, and shock resistance.

vivo X Fold uses a floating medium plate design to optimize the screen crease. When the phone opens, the floating medium plate ascends, lifts the crease in the center of the screen and makes the screen flatter. When the phone folds, the floating medium plate descends, providing ample space for the screen to bend, while providing protection and durability for the device. 

In addition, vivo X Fold also adopts ultra-resilient Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) in a unique staggered structure, and sports a waterdrop-shaped hinge structure at the smallest bend radius of 2.3mm (folding left and right) in the industry. The combination of multiple technologies ensures the crease remains narrow and straight over time, and eliminates the common issue of bulging.

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vivo X Fold Boasts Excellent Inner and Outer Screens

As a flagship foldable smartphone, vivo X Fold harnesses top display technology in both inner and outer screens. The 8.03-inch inner foldable screen is one of the industry’s largest screens, delivering tablet-like viewing and operating experiences, ideal for work and productivity. 

The 6.53-inch slightly curved outer screen with an aspect ratio of 21:9 is the largest in the industry, offering the user an option to seamlessly use the device as a conventional smartphone when folded. Owing to the exceptional screen quality, vivo X Fold is the world’s first smartphone to obtain DisplayMate A+ level certification for 19 performance items, proving the top-notch quality of its display capabilities.

Unlike conventional smartphones, a foldable phone requires higher color and display consistency on both screens as the device needs to switch between screens. Both inner and outer screens on vivo X Fold support a 120Hz refresh rate and use E5 luminescent material. Paired with the company’s self-developed color calibration schemes, the screens can achieve higher brightness, smoothness, and color consistency. The device solves the issue of visual inconsistency in previous foldable screens, resulting in more visual coherence and smoothness when switching between the two screens. The inner screen with LTPO adaptive refresh rate guarantees a satisfactory display effect and excellent power control.

vivo launches vivo X Fold, its First Foldable Phone

In addition, vivo X Fold is the world’s first foldable phone with 3D Ultrasonic Dual Fingerprint Sensors on both screens. The device breaks away from the commonly used side button unlock, and supports unlocking functions on both screens, notably enhancing both convenience and security. The 3D Ultrasonic Dual Fingerprint Sensors on vivo X Fold achieve nearly 100% 3D information recognition accuracy, and 38.7% unlock speed boost over traditional photoelectric fingerprint sensors.

vivo X Fold Specs

  • Display: 8.03-inch Foldable LTPO AMOLED display, 1916 x 2160 pixels, 360 ppi, 120Hz, HDR10+ / Cover display: 6.53-inch AMOLED, 1080 x 2520 pixels, 120Hz, 21:9 ratio
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • 3GHz Octa-core CPU
  • Adreno 730 GPU
  • 12GB+256GB and 12GB+512GB, UFS 3.1
  • microSD support: None
  • Quad rear camera: 50MP, f/1.8 main with Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, OIS + 8MP, f/3.4 periscope telephoto with PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom + 12MP, f/2.0 telephoto with PDAF, 2x optical zoom + 48MP, f/2.2 114˚ ultrawide
  • Front camera: 16MP, f/2.5
  • Videos: up to 8K@30fps (rear), 1080p@30fps (front)
  • Features: Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, Dual-LED flash (rear), HDR (front)
  • Loudspeaker with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Nano SIM
  • 5G, 4G/LTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
  • Bluetooth v5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C, USB OTG
  • Fingerprint (under display, optical)
  • Origin OS Ocean, based on Android 12
  • Dimensions: Unfolded - 162 x 144.9 x 6.3 mm; Folded - 162 x 74.5 x 14.6 mm
  • Weight: 311 grams
  • Li-Po 4600 mAh battery, 66W Fast charging + 50W Fast wireless charging + 10W Reverse wireless charging
  • Black, Blue colors

Top-of-the-Line Flagship Performance

vivo X Fold is built to deliver the ultimate performance and versatility. The device is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with customized SPU built using 4nm MEP process. The new flagship chipset offers 10% CPU performance improvement and 30% GPU rendering speed increase compared to the previous-generation Snapdragon 888 processor, scoring past 1 million points in AnTuTu. Paired with a UFS3.1 flash memory and enhanced LPDDR5 RAM, vivo X Fold offers cutting-edge speed. vivo X Fold is also equipped with the company’s self-developed Triple Performance Engine, which ensures the device run smoother, more stable, and saves more power.

vivo X Fold holds a 4600mAh large-capacity battery within its slim design, which can support 20.55 hours of continuous calling, 12 hours of video conferencing, and 8 hours of massive multiplayer game. Additionally, vivo X Fold also comes with 66W dual-cell FlashCharge that can charge the device from 0% to 50% in 17 minutes. 

Furthermore, the device also supports 50W wireless FlashCharge, a first in a foldable phone, that can charge the battery from 0% to 10% in 5 minutes and to 100% in 53 minutes, for fast and convenient charging. At the same time, vivo X Fold also supports 10W wireless reverse charging.

Hardware-Level Reinforced Protection Redefines Efficient Business Experiences

To deliver more efficient business experiences and comprehensive user privacy protection, vivo X Fold supports hardware-level reinforced protection. For the first time, full-featured security design is used with the customized SPU in Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 at the hardware level, and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SPU is adapted for full-featured design at the software level. In addition, vivo X Fold also ensures operation security at chip, core, framework, and application levels through the Thousand Mirror security architecture.

In terms of software, vivo X Fold is paired with Origin OS Ocean system, providing local storage, private browsing, backend protection features, and better interactive user experiences. vivo also unveiled the Thousand Mirror trust engine that ensures overall privacy protection in all scenarios. This engine is able to do comprehensive analysis and computation on the chip, core, system and application layers, integrate key security indicators, provide trusted security judgment, and safeguard user, device, and data access. Other features like remote SIM card lock, smart privacy protection, Unlock before Shutting Down, and Password Coffer help fully protect user privacy at the application level.

To better meet business needs, vivo X Fold supports multi-angle hover, hover video calling, hover video watching, hover motion and hover input at 60° to 120°. Combined with more efficient multitasking modes such as split-screen and small window, its features can help free hands and improve productivity. Lastly, vivo X Fold also offers a one-stop office solution, with a series of new features like Amber Scan and Quantum Kit, making office work easier for its users.

Flagship ZEISS Optics Highlights Exceptional Imaging Performance

In addition to fully satisfying user needs with flagship specs and powerful processing, vivo X Fold also provides industry-leading professional smartphone photography capabilities. With ZEISS Optics and ZEISS T*Coating on the entire series, vivo X Fold has improved overall lens performance, effectively addressing light dispersion issues with strong anti-glare capabilities, maximizing the performance of high-resolution sensors and helping users capture photos with better light and shadow effects.

vivo X Fold has added several new shooting methods by building off the nature of foldable phones. The device can display the photo preview on both screens at the same time, allowing the subject to see a preview before taking the photo to adjust posture and expression, thereby making it easier for the user to take photos. Moreover, with the waist-level viewfinder (WLVF), rear selfie camera, and Hover Photography Mode, vivo X Fold brings a unique and interesting experiences to consumers.

Last but not least, vivo X Fold is equipped with ZEISS Quad Camera setup in full focal length range, a rarity among flagship smartphones, to meet user needs in all photography scenarios. With ZEISS Portrait Effects like ZEISS Natural Color, ZEISS Superb Night Camera, and ZEISS Superb Portrait, vivo X Fold can take clear and authentic shots, up close or far away. With an AI Group Portrait feature, the device can also optimize subjects’ faces for taking group photos of up to 30 people, ensuring that the group photo is presented in the best quality.

Exquisite Design, Craftsmanship, and Processes Inspired by the “Circle-Square” Design Philosophy

vivo X Fold’s design concept was inspired by the Chinese concept of “Round Sky and Square Earth,” in which the circle and square element bring forward traditional beliefs and architectural practices of Ancient China. By incorporating both square and circle elements with Continuous Curved Glass, the materials and texture highlight the majestic nature of the vivo X Fold design. 

Other design features, such as the colored mute button, matte frame, dual-tone splicing, and embossed texture processes, are utilized in vivo X Fold to create superb visual aesthetic and high quality touch for its users.

vivo X Fold comes in two colors, Mountain Blue and Parasol Tree Gray, and is priced at RMB 8,999 and RMB 9,999 for the 12GB+256GB and 12GB+512GB editions, respectively.

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