Vivo has announced its second foldable smartphone, the Vivo X Fold+. This handset is a direct successor to the Vivo X Fold which arrived earlier this year. It is, in fact, very similar to that phone in many ways.
The Vivo X Fold+ is official, with a number of improvements over the Vivo X Fold
Think of the Vivo X Fold+ as an improved version of the Vivo X Fold. They do share the design, and quite a few specs, but there are some notable improvements here. Vivo upgraded the SoC, boosted charging speed, and more.
Let’s focus on the most notable improvements first, shall we? The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 replaces the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. That is a major boost in various ways, but most importantly, battery life. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 has proven to be a lot better at power consumption.
The phone comes with a better SoC, larger battery, and faster charging
This smartphone also packs in 4,730mAh battery, over a 4,600mAh battery of its predecessor. That battery capacity boost, plus the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, should be able to deliver much better battery life.
Vivo also boosted wired charging from 66W to 80W, while the phone retains 50W wireless charging. The phone also has Vegan Leather on its back, and a new red color variant, which really pops.
That’s basically it as far as changes are concerned. The Vivo X Fold+ retained the same displays, camera setup, and so on. Read on if you’d like to know more about that.
It includes two AMOLED LTPO panel with 120Hz refresh rates
An 8.03-inch 2160 x 1916 E5 AMOLED LTPO display is included as the phone’s main panel. It has an adaptive refresh rate, as it can jump between 1 and 120Hz. It also offers a 140Hz touch sampling rate in game mode. SCHOTT’s flexible ultra-thin glass (UTG) is used here as protection.
The second display is a 6.53-inch fullHD+ (2520 x 1080) panel. This is also an E5 AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. It offers a 240Hz touch sampling rate in game mode, and SCHOTT’s Xensation α (Alpha) glass protection.
The device packs in 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB / 512GB of UFS 3.1 flash storage. OriginOS Ocean comes pre-installed on Android 12, by the way, in China. This phone did launch in China only, for now.
There are two SIM card slots on the inside, and also stereo speakers. Vivo used the CS43131 Hi-Fi chip here. 5G is enabled, while Bluetooth 5.2 LE is also a part of the package. 10W reverse wireless charging is also on offer.
It features the same camera setup as its predecessor, along with ZEISS additions
What about the cameras? Well, on the back, you’ll find a 50-megapixel main unit (Samsung’s GN1 sensor, f/1.57 aperture, OIS, ZEISS T* coating). The second camera is a 48-megapixel ultrawide unit (114-degree FoV, Sony’s IMX598 sensor, f/2.2 aperture). The third camera is a 12-megapixel portrait unit (Sony’s IMX663 sensor, f/1.98 aperture). The fourth, and last unit, is an 8-megapixel periscope camera (f/3.4 aperture, OIS, 5x optical zoom, 60x super zoom, laser autofocus). The company also included a V1 chip for image processing.
A 16-megapixel selfie camera (f/2.45) sits on both the main and cover displays. Speaking of which, you’ll also find an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner under each of the phone’s displays.
The Vivo X Fold+ measures 162.01 x 144.87 x 6.28-7.40mm when unfolded, and 162.01 x 74.47 x 14.57-14.91mm when folded. It weighs 311 grams, so it’s not exactly the lightest foldable around.
There’s still no word on global availability
The Vivo X Fold+ comes in Red, Mountain Blue, and Black color options. Its pricing starts at CNY9,999 ($1,398) in China, and it will go on sale on September 29. There’s still no word on global availability. If this handset does not become available globally, chances are its successor will.