Vivo’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 competitor is coming next month

Vivo plans to announce a new foldable smartphone next month, a competitor to the Galaxy Z Fold 4. The name of this device will be the Vivo X Fold S, according to a well-known tipster.

Vivo plans to announce a Galaxy Z Fold 4 competitor next month

This information was shared by Digital talk station, via Weibo. However, he didn’t really share much information about the device. Based on the name, however, we assume it will be somewhat similar to the Vivo X Fold.

The Vivo X Fold launched in April, and it’s still limited to China. Vivo opted not to launch it outside of its home country, but the ‘S’ model may see a different faith. If we had to guess, we’d say this phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.

Its name suggests it will be a successor to the Vivo X Fold, but not the next-gen one for 2023. We’re expecting a very similar design and spec, with an improved SoC, and likely a few other upgrades.

The Vivo X Fold was a solid offering, but limited to China

The Vivo X Fold managed to grab a lot of attention when it launched earlier this year. The phone offers a very nice design and a powerful set of specs. The only problem was his availability, of course.

That’s the problem with most foldables from Chinese companies. They remain exclusive to China, which allows Samsung to operate almost without competition in global markets. The next OPPO foldables will change that, and hopefully this Vivo phone too.

We expect both of its screens to feature a 120Hz refresh rate, and both will be AMOLED panels. Based on the Vivo X Fold, the main screen will be at least 8 inches and the cover panel around 6.5 inches.

LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 flash storage are expected, along with four cameras on the back of the device. Zeiss optics will also be part of the package, as will stereo speakers.

The Vivo X Fold offered 66W wired, 50W, and 10W reverse wireless charging. We expect this phone to at least match that, if not better. We will see.

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