Vivo was one of the last major smartphone brands to offer a folding phone. But that is no longer the case. The company introduced the model to its home market in China Vivo X Fold. It is a conventional smartphone-minitablet puzzle solution with an internal flexible and external classic display, which Samsung has been using for several years with its folders under the same name Fold.
The first jigsaw puzzle of the Chinese brand Vivo is called X Fold
The design was successful for the Chinese manufacturer, and the device makes a significant premium impression. The back side, which has a leatherette finish and either blue or anthracite with a longitudinal stripe, is dominated by a distinctive camera module. In addition to the hinge and side edges, the entire device then forms displays.
Both displays at the Viva are of the AMOLED type. The internal flexible LTPO 2.0 panel from Samsung spreads on a diagonal of 8 inches at a resolution of 2K + (exactly 2,200 × 1,800 dots). Vivo protects the display with thin Schott UTG glass. When closed, you control the hybrid with an external, already rigid Full HD + display with a 6.5-inch diagonal. The advantage of both panels is the higher refresh rate up to 120 Hz.
Fingerprint reader in flexible display
Probably the biggest innovation of the whole device is also connected with the display. This means that the ultrasonic readers are built into both the outer and inner flexible panels. None of the manufacturers has offered this feature before, the readers of the puzzles usually put in a side unlock button, which is accessible both in the open and closed state.
Vivo cared about the elaborate hinge construction, using elements made of very durable zirconia. Not only is it, of course, designed and tested to last several years of operation when used regularly, but ergonomics have also been considered, which is particularly important for this type of device.
In addition to the fully closed and fully open state, it will be possible to leave the device firmly open anywhere between angles of 60 to 120 °. This is useful, for example, when watching a video in the middle of the screen (the messenger may be running in the other) or when taking a video with the built-in slow shutter camera.
It will definitely not suffer from a lack of equipment performance. As expected, it is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor from Qualcomm, accompanied by 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage. 5G connectivity is a matter of course. The 4,600 mAh battery uses fast charging (66 W wired, 50 W wireless).
Zeiss is again signed under the camera
The circular module of the main quadruple camera is embedded in a black rectangle. Today, Viva’s permanent photo partner, Zeiss, supervised the optics and tuning. The 50 + 48 + 12 + 8 Mpx camera assembly (primary, wide angle, 2 × optical zoom, 5 × periscope zoom) is intended to ensure universal use in all photographic conditions. By the way, the use of a periscope in a jigsaw puzzle is another hussar piece by Viva engineers.
It is clear that the manufacturer will have to pay properly for this premium piece of electronics. In the Chinese market, the lower memory version is starting to sell for 32 thousand crowns, but that is the price without tax. If Vivo decided to sell the puzzle in Europe, the price tag would increase by at least a third. At the moment, the X Fold remains an exclusive issue for China only, as do many other Viva models.
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Source: Vivo, via GSMArena.com