Samsung is the currently the largest foldable smartphone brand in the world, and it doesn’t look like other brands can even come close to the South Korean firm in terms of sales in the next few years. However, several Android OEMs are trying their best launch foldable phones with better specifications and competitive prices. The latest smartphone set to compete with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is this Vivo X Fold+a small upgrade of the Vivo X Fold that launched earlier this year.
The Vivo X Fold+ has better hardware than the Galaxy Z Fold 4
The new foldable phone from life features a faster and more stable Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, Ultrasonic fingerprint reader, a larger battery and faster charging. It features a 6.53-inch OLED cover display with Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The internal foldable screen measures 8.03 inches diagonally and features an LTPO panel (1Hz-120Hz ) and HDR10+. It has two 16MP selfie cameras, one on the cover screen and the other on the internal foldable screen. It even features ultra-thin glass (made by Schott) over its foldable screen.
On the back, the Vivo X Fold+ has a 50 MP (ISOCELL GN1 1/1.57 inch) primary camera, similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 4. However, it has a larger ultrawide camera (48MP 1/2-inch) and two telephoto cameras (12MP 2x zoom and 8MP 5x periscope zoom) instead of one on the Galaxy Z Fold 4. Although it’s 4K-60 -fps video from its primary camera, 2x telephoto and ultrawide cameras, it’s limited to 1080p video recording on its selfie and 5x telephoto cameras.
The Vivo X Fold+ runs Android 12 based OriginOS Ocean. It has stereo speakers, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, a USB 3.2 Type-C port and a 4,730 mAh battery. That’s 330mAh more than the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s 4,400mAh cell. It also charges much faster (80W) and can be fully charged in 35 minutes. It also charges much faster (50W) with a wireless charger. It
But none of this means anything if Vivo can’t launch its foldable phone outside of China
All things considered, the Vivo X Fold+ has a bigger screen, better camera hardware, better fingerprint reader setup, a bigger battery, and faster charging. And all for a price of CNY9,999 ($1,415), which is $200 cheaper than the Galaxy Z Fold 4. However, the phone will not be launched outside of China and lacks a formal IP rating for water resistance. Also the software will probably be nowhere as good as Samsung’s A user interface 4.1.1which is based on Android 12L.
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