Vivo X Fold 2, the successor to the Vivo X Fold+, is set to launch later this month. Although Vivo has confirmed the launch in April, the exact date of the launch event is still under wraps. The company has teased the design of the rear panel and some other details of the foldable phone. Ahead of the official launch, promotional images of the Vivo X Fold 2 have leaked online. According to Weibo blogger Dragon II Pro, the key specifications of the upcoming Vivo foldable phone have been revealed in these leaked images.
Specifications of Vivo X Fold 2
The Vivo X Fold 2 is speculated to sport an 8.03-inch E6 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 2,160×1,916 pixel resolution. For peak brightness, it will offer 1,800 nits. On the outside, the foldable phone will have a 6.53-inch E6 AMOLED cover screen, with 1,600 nits of maximum brightness and a 2,520×1,080 pixel resolution, offering a 120Hz refresh rate.
Processor and Storage
The upcoming Vivo foldable phone will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and the Vivo V2 chip found in iQoo 11, Vivo X90 series, among others. The device will feature LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage.
The Vivo X Fold 2 will pack a 4,800mAh battery with 120W fast charging and 50W wireless charging support.
The phone will sport a triple-camera setup on the back, with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX633 sensor with OIS support, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, according to the unboxing video uploaded on Weibo.
The upcoming foldable phone from Vivo will look similar to the Vivo X Fold+, with some hardware improvements, as per the leaked images.
Innovation in Foldable Phones
Phones with foldable screens were introduced a few years back by companies such as Samsung, Huawei, and Motorola. Although the technology is still in its early stages, the design and development of foldable phones have been quick to evolve.
The concept of foldable phones might seem new, but it is, in fact, a development of flip phones that were popular in the early 2000s. With the passage of time and advancements in technology, the screen size increased, and the devices got bigger. Foldable phones provide the option of a bigger screen while keeping the device size compact.
Impact on Smartphone Industry
The introduction of foldable phones to the smartphone industry will undoubtedly impact the design and usability of phones. With bigger displays that can fold, even the usability of tablets can be challenged.
Companies will have to invest more in research and development to create a more practical and durable design that is both user-friendly and cost-effective. They will also need to create efficient and functional software that takes advantage of larger screens.
Vivo X Fold 2 is an upcoming foldable phone that will feature an 8.03-inch E6 AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, a 4,800mAh battery with 120W fast charging and 50W wireless charging support, and a triple-camera setup on the back. The leaks suggest that the phone will look similar to the Vivo X Fold+ with hardware improvements.
Although foldable phones are still in the early stages of development, they have the potential to impact the smartphone industry by providing bigger screens and more compact designs. Companies will have to invest more in research and development to create efficient software and practical and durable designs that are user-friendly and cost-effective.