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Vivo X Fold launched: All key questions about Vivo's first-ever folding phone answered

Gadgets Now Bureau12 Apr, 2022, 04:26PM IST

Vivo X Fold launched: All key questions about Vivo's first-ever folding phone answered
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The Vivo X Fold is here. This is the second folding phone from a BBK-owned company, after Oppo's Find N that launched last year. China's BBK Group owns Vivo, Oppo, OnePlus and Realme. Vivo X Fold takes on Oppo and Samsung's folding phones. While Samsung's folding phones' series Fold and Flip have global presence, folding devices from Oppo and Vivo are so far China exclusive. However, the phones do give a glimpse of how the folding phones market has evolved and what buyers can expect in upcoming such devices in India. Here's answering all key questions about Vivo X Fold smartphone:
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​How many screens the Vivo X Fold has

The Vivo X Fold has two screens -- there's a 6.53-inch AMOLED display outside and a folding 8.03-inch AMOLED E5 display inside that opens like a tablet. Both offer 120Hz refresh rate and are HDR10+ ready. The folding display uses SCHOTT UTG (ultra thin glass). Schott is the same company that manufactures Samsung's UTG.

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​Is there a fingerprint sensor on screen

Yes, unlike other foldable phones, there are two in-display fingerprint scanners on Vivo X Fold. Both are ultrasonic scanners. The company claims that the inside screen is crease-free.

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​How does the phone's hinge work, can it be rotated

Vivo claims the hinge to be of aircraft-grade floating wing. It allows the Vivo X Fold to close flat, and rotated at angles between 60 and 120 degrees (like a laptop).

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​What is the processor inside Vivo X Fold

Vivo X Fold runs on the fastest Android processor, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip with 12GB of RAM.

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​Can users charge Vivo X Fold wirelessly

Vivo X Fold can wirelessly charge at up to 50W and reverse wirelessly charge at 10W at the same time. It comes with a 4,600mAh battery.

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​How are the cameras on Vivo X Fold

The Vivo X Fold has 50MP f/1.8 main camera with OIS in front of a 1/1.57-inch Samsung GN5 sensor, a 12MP f/2.4 2x (47mm) zoom camera, a 5x periscope zoom camera (with 60x digital zoom), and a 48MP f/2.2 114-degree ultrawide. Vivo retains Zeiss branding on its foldable phone.

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​How many selfie cameras are there

Vivo X Fold comes with two selfie cameras -- one on the inside and another outside.

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​Does Vivo X Fold support multi-tasking?

Yes, users can have two apps running side by side on the inner display. At the same time, there can also be floating windows on top. The viewfinder splits the screen in an L-shape.

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​How much is Vivo X Fold priced and when will it launch in India

It is highly unlikely that Vivo X Fold will launch in India. At least for now, Vivo X Fold is exclusive to China. The phone comes in Black, Blu, and Grey for CNY 8,999, around Rs 1,08,000.