This morning, a well-known Weibo tipster disclosed some interesting information about a folding screen smartphone. Though he didn’t mention a concrete phone name, judging from the comments, this folding screen should be the vivo NEX Fold.
The blogger revealed the screen configuration of the vivo NEX Fold. The outer screen adopts a single-hole slightly curved design. It supports FHD resolution and has a normal ratio. As for the inner screen, the right half is centered with a single hole. It supports QHD resolution, but the ratio is close to square. And both the internal and external screens support a 120Hz adaptive high refresh rate.
Prior to this, a few years ago, we heard that VIVO’s first folding screen smartphone will come with “the industry’s first new hardware technology. Also, the screen, camera, and charging will reach the ceiling of the market.”
Moreover, vivo has applied for trademarks for “NEX Fold”, “NEX Slide”, and “NEX Roll”. This simply means that the company has been preparing its entrance into the folding screen mobile phone market and will meet consumers soon.
Recently, vivo NEX 5 has also been spotted. But we have no idea whether these two innovative smartphones will hit the market simultaneously.
vivo’s foldable screen smartphone is no accident
When talking about folding screen smartphones, we should point out that apart from Samsung and Motorola, a couple of China-based first-tier smartphone brands have already entered this market. Among them, we can mention Huawei and Xiaomi. Also, we shouldn’t forget about the Oppo Find N which will be available exclusively in China. In this sense, VIVO’s foldable smartphone is the logical continuation of this chain.
The first time we heard about the vivo folding screen smartphone was a few months back, when Ross Young tweeted that both Xiaomi and Vivo are gearing up to release their foldable devices and even shared expected screen sizes of these two smartphones.
Xiaomi’s folding screen is reality. It has an 8.1-inch display. In this regard, the Vivo foldable phone could be smaller with an 8.03-inch screen when unfolded.
Lastly, we have seen vivo’s patent application of an extendable display. This simply means vivo doesn’t sit tight and might launch rollable, expandable, foldable, and other kinds of ultra-premium smartphones.
This is quite reasonable as its main rivals such as OPPO have already shared a concept phone, Oppo X 2021 with a rollable screen.