what you need to know
- Vivo has launched the new X Fold+, a refreshed version of the X Fold that launched in early 2022.
- The phone features an identical design to its predecessor with several upgraded internals.
- The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and packs a larger 4,730mAh battery with 80W charging.
- The phone is available in China, although there’s no word on a global launch.
Vivo’s first foray into foldable devices didn’t go entirely unnoticed when it launched The X Fold earlier this year. The device was quite impressive and already had some improvements over Samsung’s top foldable at the time. Now Samsung has launched the new Galaxy Z Fold 4, and Vivo has followed up with its own new(ish) foldable to stay competitive.
The new Vivo X Fold+ looks almost identical to its predecessor, and as the name suggests, it’s essentially just a souped-up version of the X Fold. That’s not a bad thing, though, as our X Fold hands-on showed us that the device has all the makings of a real contender for Samsung’s best foldable phones, and the X Fold+ is no different.
The upgrades are mostly internal, with the phone now being powered by the newer Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset (hence the plus in the name). The battery has a larger capacity of 4,730 mAh compared to the 4,600 mAh of the previous model. It also supports much faster 80W wired charging. Yet even with the larger battery, the phone’s dimensions and weight somehow remain essentially the same.
Elsewhere the specs remain the same too, with the same impressive 50MP quad-camera setup with Zeiss optics and T* coating, 12GB RAM, up to 512GB storage and Wi-Fi 6. It has also the same eye-catching, grippy leather back as the original, now in three eye-catching colourways.
On paper, the Vivo X Fold+ is ahead of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, especially when it comes to battery and charging. For now, however, the phone is only available in China and there’s no word yet on a global launch.
https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/vivo-x-fold-plus-launch The Vivo X Fold is getting a refresh mid-year to take on the Galaxy Z Fold 4