In April, Chinese smartphone maker vivo unveiled its vivo X Fold model, with prices starting from 8,999 yuan ($1,282). Recently, leaked information about the vivo X Fold+, a new iterative product within the series, has emerged. On September 19, Jia Jingdong, Vice President of vivo, posted a work note for the vivo X Fold+ on Chinese social media, offering several specific updates.
Jia wrote in the note, “The internal and external screens of the vivo X Fold+ foldable smartphone will support a refresh rate of 120Hz, with a built-in ultrasonic screen fingerprint sensor. Meanwhile, it will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ flagship chipset.”
According to Jia, the “vivo X Fold and X Fold+ to be released this time have solved the problem of foldable smartphones as never before. Vivo’s space-class ‘floating wing’ worry-free hinge innovative solution has passed the folding test of 300,000 times certificated by TÜV Rheinland, and has perfectly overcame the durability of the foldable screens.” At the same time, the vivo X Fold+ foldable phone will support free hovering functions at 30 degrees, 90 degrees and 120 degrees.
The new model will also be equipped with an imaging system and algorithms jointly developed by vivo and Zeiss.
The battery capacity of the vivo X Fold+ has increased by 130mAh to 4730mAh. It will support 80W wired fast charging and 50W wireless fast charging.
In addition, according to a post by Chinese tipster with a Weibo username “Digital Chat Station” on September 19, a picture in Jia Jingdong’s note indicated that the new model will have a “China red” colorway. The picture also shows that the Vivo X Fold+ is designed with red and black colors, also delivering a high-quality leather texture.
Meanwhile, vivo will release a new operating system in November, and its sub-brand iQOO will also release a straight-screen flagship model equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset in November.