Vivo X Fold with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Launched in China

After confirming the launch late last month, Vivo released its first foldable gadget, the Vivo X Fold, in China. Also, the company launched the Vivo X Note and Vivo Pad in its home country at the same time. If you want to see what the new Vivo phones and tablets have to offer, look at the list below!

Vivo X Fold, Vivo X Note, and Pad were launched in China.

Vivo X Fold

This is Vivo’s first-ever foldable phone. Samsung and Oppo, two big companies in the market, will be competing with each company by making a high-end foldable phones.

A 6.53-inch OLED screen is on the outside of the Vivo X Fold. It has a Full HD+ screen. You can see what’s inside when you open the device. It has an 8-inch 2K Samsung E5 LTPO UTG (Ultra-thin Glass) screen. 

The cover screen and the foldable panel have a 120Hz refresh rate, making the UI experience smooth. However, because the secondary screen has LTPO technology, it can automatically change the refresh rate to save battery power.

Vivo X Fold has a quad-camera setup at the back with lenses made by Zeiss and a coating called T-lens that makes them better at taking photos and videos. 

It has a 48MP ultra-wide lens with a 114-degree field of view, a 12MP telephoto lens, and a 5MP periscope lens. Inside, the 8-inch screen has a single 32MP selfie camera with a hole in its middle—a Samsung GN5 sensor with OIS.

Under the hood, the Vivo X Fold has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset that can run like a high-end phone. With 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage, the processor is paired with a lot of power.

 Vivo has also made the phone more secure using Qualcomm’s new SPU unit inside the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU. This makes the phone faster. Unfortunately, there isn’t a slot for a microSD card.

The device has a 4,600mAh battery that can charge wires at 66W and wirelessly at 50W. With the USB-C port, you can charge your phone while using it, and there’s an in-display fingerprint scanner with Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic technology.

 This makes the X Fold the first foldable smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner on its foldable screen. Also, it has the most up-to-date Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 technologies for better wireless connectivity.

The Vivo X Fold runs Android 12 out of the box, and it comes in two colours: blue and black, both of which can be used to make the phone. Now, let’s talk about the price. The base model costs CNY 8,999 (about $1,07,000). The 512GB model costs CNY 9,999 (about $1,19,000).

Vivo X Note 

The Vivo X Note has a 7-inch QHD+ Samsung E5 AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and LTPO technology. It has a 120Hz refresh rate. 

There is a selfie camera on the front with a 32MP punch-hole lens that can take a picture. The back of the phone has three cameras: a 50MP primary sensor, a 50MP ultra-wide lens, and a 13MP telephoto lens.

Under the hood, the Vivo X Note has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU and a V1 chip made by Vivo. In terms of storage, the device comes in three different sizes. 

There are eight gigabytes and 256 gigabytes, 12 gigabytes, and 512 gigabytes of storage. Inside, there is also a 5,000mAh battery that can charge at 80W wired and 50W wirelessly. The device can also do reverse wireless charging.

Also, a fingerprint scanner is built into the screen, a USB-C port for charging and data transfer, stereo speakers, and support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. A Funtouch 12.0 based on Android 12 comes with your X Note when you buy it.

It costs CNY 5,999 for the 8GB + 256GB model, CNY 6,499 for the 12GB + 256GB model, and CNY 6,999 for the 12GB + 512GB model.

 Vivo Pad 

The Vivo Pad is the first tablet made by Vivo, and it’s on the way. It has an 11-inch IPS LCD screen that can run at 120Hz and has HDR10+ technology. 

The panel also supports Dolby Vision, which allows it to show accurate colours and give you a more immersive viewing experience. You will also find an 8MP selfie camera and a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor on the front of the phone.

 In terms of the rear cameras, there is a primary 13MP lens and an 8MP ultra-wide lens with a 112-degree field of view.

People who buy this phone get Vivo’s origins HD right out of the box. Inside, the tablet has a Snapdragon 870 processor and an Adreno 650 GPU, which work together to make the tablet run faster. With 8GB of RAM, you can have as much space on your phone as 256 GB. In addition, there is a battery that can charge at 44W.

Other than these, the Vivo Pad has a metal chassis and a 6.55mm width, which makes it look like a high-end tablet. Vivo has also released a keyboard accessory for the tablet that magnetically attaches to it to make it look and work like a laptop, making it easier to use.

In China, the 8GB + 128GB model costs CNY 2,499 (Rs 29,750), while the 8GB + 256GB model costs CNY 2,999 (Rs 35,700).