VIVO X Fold+ Released, Starting at 9,999 yuan ($1,399)

VIVO X Fold+ red

It’s already been a couple of years since various top brands designed and launched folding screen smartphones. VIVO is among those. The company released the VIVO X Fold in April this year, and it has been actively working on a follow-up model. Today, following the schedule, the manufacturer launched the enhanced version of its foldable, namely the VIVO X Fold+.

VIVO X Fold+ colors

Design

Externally, the VIVO X Fold+ inherits the X Fold’s style. However, the company has optimized various design elements. First, there is now a red variant, which looks outstanding. We guess the company did this specifically for Chinese customers.

VIVO X Fold+

At the same time, the weight of the device is controlled under 311 grams. It is also 14.91mm thick when folded and only 7.4mm when unfolded.

VIVO X Fold+

Screen

The X Fold+ also sports a 6.53-inch external screen with a 2520×1080 resolution and an aspect ratio of 21:9. By the way, this is the largest external screen among all foldable on the market. The internal screen is 8 inches and has a 4:3.55 aspect ratio and a resolution of up to 2160×1916.

VIVO X Fold+ screen

Both the internal and external screens support a high refresh rate of 120Hz. Thus, when switching between them, users won’t feel any difference or inconvenience. Also, both screens come with a new generation of fingerprint recognition technology – a 3D ultrasonic dual-screen fingerprint. The latter has more vital anti-environmental interference ability, faster unlocking speed, and higher security.

The company has also optimized hinges, creases, etc. The hinge has 174 parts; it uses six-layer aerospace-grade materials; it is lightweight but durable. The company proves, in the laboratory tests, it exceeded 300,000 times bending. At the same time, the phone got the TUV Folding Worry-Free Certification.

For creases, the VIVO X Fold+ uses zirconium alloy floating mid-plate, UTG ultra-tough glass, and the industry’s smallest 2.3mm bending radius.

It eliminates not only creases but also the hinge system supports multi-angle hovering. The manufacturer has developed various application scenarios for this.

VIVO X Fold+ hovering

Hardware and Performance

Inside, the phone hosts the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 platform. We have talked about this chipset many times. So let’s skip the part when we praise the most powerful chip in the Android camp.

VIVO X Fold+ fast charging

At the same time, the phone has a larger battery and a faster-charging speed. There is a 4730mAh battery, which supports 80W wired fast charging and 50W wireless fast charging. The battery life of the whole machine has been increased by more than 20%. The battery can be fully charged in 53 minutes.

The packaging includes a gallium nitride PD charger and a 1.5m fast charging data cable.

Camera

The VIVO X Fold+ uses Zeiss professional imaging. The camera module comes with Zeiss optical lenses and a T* coating. There is a Zeiss full-focus quad-camera, consisting of a rear 50-megapixel main camera lens, 48-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, 12-megapixel 2x telephoto lens, and 8-megapixel periscope telephoto lens. The camera supports up to 60x zoom and algorithmically supports master-level Zeiss effects, including night scenes, portraits, and videos.

VIVO X Fold+ camera

Wrap up

VIVO claims that the X Fold+ has become the industry’s first folding screen phone that supports dual 5G dual-card dual-pass. In simple words, there will be no missed calls, the calls will be clear, and the phone will provide constant internet access.

The 12+256GB version of the VIVO X Fold+ costs 9,999 yuan ($1,399), while the 12+512GB version is priced at 10,999 yuan ($1539).

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