vivo Announces X Fold, Its First Foldable Phone

SHENZHEN, China, 19 April, 2022

vivo recently unveiled its first foldable phone, the vivo X Fold, a premium device built for efficiency, convenience and exciting new user experiences. vivo X Fold is a superior foldable smartphone that integrates a multitude of industry-leading technologies to outperform previous foldable products in terms of screen crease optimization and hinge durability.

Boasting a series of innovations in display technology, chip performance, battery life and camera system, the vivo X Fold ushers in a new era of foldable devices. In addition to the vivo X Fold, the flagship lineup includes the vivo X Note, its smartphone featuring a large display, as well as its first flagship tablet, the vivo Pad.

Boasting a large 7-inch display with a golden aspect ratio of 21:10, the X Note is purpose-built for productivity. It features enhanced security features such as remote SIM card lock, 3D Ultrasonic Large Fingerprint Sensor and Qualcomm Secure Processing Unit (SPU) chipset-level security protection to effectively guard user privacy and security. With dedicated mobile office features and its ZEISS Camera System, the X Note redefines the large-screen business flagship smartphone space by combining business functionalities, exceptional camera system, flagship performance and design embedded with traditional Chinese design elements.

vivo's first flagship tablet, vivo Pad, was also announced at the launch event. An upgrade from its predecessor, the vivo Pad boasts flagship specs with a fully optimized operating system for larger-screen devices and includes features tailored for various user scenarios such as work and office use as well as educational purposes to provide a dynamic yet refined user experience.

Multi-Dimensional Hinge Enables vivo X Fold to Withstand Over 300,000 Bends

The hinge is a key component in foldable smartphones as it impacts the overall performance of all foldable phones. The multi-dimensional hinge in the vivo X Fold is durable and reliable, and is measured to be able to withstand 300,000 bends according to a TÜV Rheinland test[1], where the crease control remains excellent after strenuous testing. For the average user who would potentially fold the device up to 80 times a day, the vivo X Fold is slated to function properly for 10 years. The vivo X Fold hinge is made up of 174 parts, using sixfold aerospace-grade materials such as zirconium alloys and FS53 Aviation-level High Strength Steel, allowing for robust performance in smoothness, strength and shock resistance.

The vivo X Fold uses a floating medium plate design to optimize the screen crease. When the phone opens, the floating medium plate ascends, lifting the crease in the center of the screen and makes the screen flatter. When the phone folds, the floating medium plate descends, providing ample space for the screen to bend, while providing protection and durability for the device.

In addition, the vivo X Fold also adopts ultra-resilient Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) in a unique staggered structure and sports a waterdrop-shaped hinge structure at the smallest bend radius of 2.3mm (folding left and right) in the industry. The combination of multiple technologies ensures that the crease remains narrow and straight over time, eliminating the issue of bulging.

vivo X Fold Boasts Excellent Inner and Outer Screens

As a flagship foldable smartphone, the vivo X Fold harnesses top display technology for both inner and outer screens. The 8.03-inch inner foldable screen is one of the industry's largest screens, delivering tablet-like viewing and operating experiences making it ideal for work and productivity. The 6.53-inch outer screen is slightly curved with aspect ratio of 21:9 making it the largest in the industry, offering users the option to seamlessly use the device as a conventional candy bar smartphone when folded. Owing to the exceptional screen quality, the vivo X Fold is the world's first smartphone to obtain a DisplayMate A+ level certification for 19 performance criteria, proving the top-notch quality of its display capabilities.

Unlike conventional smartphones, a foldable phone requires higher colour and display consistency as the device needs to switch between both inner and outer screens. Both screens on the vivo X Fold are capable of 120Hz refresh rate and uses E5 luminescent material. Paired with the company's self-developed colour calibration algorithm, the screens can achieve higher brightness, smoothness and color consistency. The device solves the issue of visual inconsistencies faced in other foldable screens, resulting in more visual coherence and smoothness when switching between screens. The inner screen with LTPO adaptive refresh rate guarantees a satisfactory display effect and excellent power control.

In addition, the vivo X Fold is the world's first foldable phone with 3D Ultrasonic Dual Fingerprint Sensors on both screens which allows users to unlock the phone easily, notably enhancing both convenience and security. The 3D Ultrasonic Dual Fingerprint Sensors on the phone achieved recognition accuracy close to a 100%, and a 38.7% unlock speed boost over traditional photoelectric fingerprint sensors.

The vivo X Note also has an Ultrasonic Large Fingerprint Sensor, featuring a fingerprint recognition area 11.1 times larger than single-point photoelectric fingerprint sensors, which allows for faster, more accurate unlocking.

Top-of-the-Line Flagship Performance

The vivo X Fold is built to deliver the ultimate performance and versatility. The device is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with customized SPU built using 4nm MEP process. The new flagship chipset offers a 10% CPU performance improvement and 30% GPU rendering speed increase compared to the previous-generation Snapdragon 888 processor, scoring over 1 million points in AnTuTu.

Paired with a UFS3.1 flash memory and enhanced LPDDR5 RAM, the vivo X Fold offers cutting-edge speed. Adding on, the phone is equipped with the vivo's self-developed Triple Performance Engine, which ensures that the device will function smoother with enhanced stability and saving more power.

The vivo X Fold holds a 4600mAh large-capacity battery within its slim design, supporting 20.55 hours of continuous calling, 12 hours of video conferencing and 8 hours of massive multiplayer gaming. Additionally, the vivo X Fold comes with a 66W dual-cell FlashCharge that can charge the device from 0% to 50% in 17 minutes.

The device supports 50W wireless FlashCharge - a first in a foldable phone, that can charge the battery from 0% to 10% in 5 minutes and achieve full charge in 53 minutes, ensuring fast and convenient charging for users. At the same time, the vivo X Fold also supports 10W wireless reverse charging, allow it to charge other devices that support wireless charging.

vivo X Note is also powered by the flagship chipset Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and features customized SPU and the vivo's V1 imaging chip. With the help of both chips, the device reduces power consumption and has greatly improved visual capabilities, which includes photography and frame interpolation for gaming.

Hardware-Level Reinforced Protection Redefines Efficient Business Experiences

To deliver more efficient business experience and comprehensive user privacy protection, vivo X Fold supports hardware-level reinforced protection. For the first time, a full-featured security design is used with the customized SPU in Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 at the hardware level. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SPU is adapted for full-featured design at the software level. In addition, the vivo X Fold also ensures operation security at chip, core, framework and application levels through its Thousand Mirror security architecture.

In terms of software, the vivo X Fold is paired with Origin OS Ocean system, providing local storage, private browsing, backend protection features, and better interactive user experiences. vivo also unveiled the Thousand Mirror trust engine that ensures overall privacy protection in all scenarios. This engine is able to conduct a comprehensive analysis and computation on the chip, core, system and application layers. From this analysis, the vivo X Fold is able to integrate key security indicators, provide trusted security judgment, and safeguard user, device, and data access. Other features like remote SIM card lock, smart privacy protection, Unlock before Shutting Down and Password Coffer help to fully protect user privacy at the application level.

To better meet business needs, the vivo X Fold supports multi-angle hover, hover video calling, hover video watching, hover motion and hover input at 60° to 120°. Combined with more efficient multitasking modes such as split-screen and small window, these features can help to improve productivity with hands-free accessibility. Lastly, the vivo X Fold offers a one-stop office solution, with a series of new features like Amber Scan, and Quantum Kit, making work more convenient for its users.

Flagship ZEISS Optics Highlights Exceptional Imaging Performance

In addition to fully satisfying user needs with flagship specs and powerful processing, the vivo X Fold also provides industry-leading professional smartphone photography capabilities. With ZEISS Optics and ZEISS T*Coating applied on camera systems across the entire series, the phone has improved its overall lens performance, effectively addressing light dispersion issues with strong anti-glare capabilities, maximizing the performance of high-resolution sensors and helping users capture photos with better light and shadow effects.

vivo X Fold has added several new shooting methods by building off the nature of foldable phones. The device can display the photo preview on both screens at the same time, allowing the subject to have a preview of their image, allowing real-time adjustment to the background, posture and expression before taking their photo. With the waist-level viewfinder (WLVF), rear selfie camera and Hover Photography Mode, the vivo X Fold brings a unique and interesting photography experience to its consumers.

Finally, the vivo X Fold is equipped with a ZEISS Quad Camera setup across various focal lengths, a rarity among flagship smartphones, to meet user needs in all photography scenarios. With ZEISS Portrait Effects like ZEISS Natural Color, ZEISS Superb Night Camera and ZEISS Superb Portrait, vivo X Fold can take clear and authentic shots, be it up close or far away. With an AI Group Portrait feature, the device can also optimize subjects' faces for taking group photos of up to 30 people, ensuring that the photo is presented in the best quality.

vivo X Note is equipped with the flagship Samsung GN1 Sensor to deliver additional excellent image processing quality. Due to the excellent performance of the company's V1 imaging chip, the phone delivers superior power efficiency in video scenarios and supports Real-Time Extreme Night Vision and Super Night Video.

Exquisite Design, Craftsmanship and Processes Inspired by the "Circle-Square" Design Philosophy

vivo X Fold's design concept was inspired by the Chinese concept of "Round Sky and Square Earth"(天圆地方), in which the circle and square elements bring forward traditional beliefs and architectural practices of Ancient China. By incorporating both square and circle elements with Continuous Curved Glass, the materials and texture highlight the majestic nature of the vivo X Fold design. Other design features, such as the colored mute button, matte frame, dual tone splicing and embossed texture processes, are utilized in the phone to create superb visual aesthetics.

While ensuring top flagship performance, the ultimate thin design of vivo X Note leverages its large size to divide its weight throughout the entire device, delivering a refined and high-quality feel to users.

The vivo X Fold comes in two colors, Mountain Blue and Parasol Tree Gray; while the vivo X Note comes in three colors, Mountain Blue, Earth Gray and Night Black.

vivo Pad runs a fully optimized Origin OS HD operating system and includes various application scenarios such as "sharing screens among multiple platforms", "Origin Notes" and "children's education" to optimize its performance to give users a convenient and professional experience. Weighing only 489g and measuring 6.55mm in thickness, the device is sturdy and durable, perfect for users who are constantly on the go. With an 11-inch 2.5K 120Hz ultra-vision display and four-channel large-amplitude ultra-linear speakers, the vivo Pad is optimized for superb audiovisual experiences, gaming and entertainment.

vivo X Fold is priced at RMB 8,999 and RMB 9,999 for the 12GB+256GB and 12GB+512GB editions, respectively.

X Note is priced at RMB 5,999, RMB 6,499 and RMB 6,999 for the 8GB+256GB, 12BG+256GB and 12GB+512GB editions, respectively.


vivo Pad is priced at RMB 2,499 and RMB 2,999 for the 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB editions, respectively.

(Please note that the vivo X Fold, X Note and vivo Pad are only available in Mainland China.)


About vivo

vivo is a technology company that creates great products based on a design-driven value, with smart devices and intelligent services as its core. The company aims to build a bridge between humans and the digital world. Through unique creativity, vivo provides users with an increasingly convenient mobile and digital life. Following the company's core values, which include Benfen*, user-orientation, design-driven value, continuous learning and team spirit, vivo has implemented a sustainable development strategy with the vision of developing into a healthier, more sustainable world-class corporation.


While bringing together and developing the best local talents to deliver excellence, vivo is supported by a network of R&D centers in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Xi'an, focusing on the development of state-of-the-art consumer technologies, including 5G, artificial intelligence, industrial design, imaging system and other up-and-coming technologies. vivo has also set up an intelligent manufacturing network (including those authorized by vivo), with an annual production capacity of nearly 200 million smartphones. As of now, vivo has branched out its sales network across more than 60 countries and regions and is loved by more than 400 million users worldwide.

*"Benfen" is a term describing the attitude on doing the right things and doing things right – which is the ideal description of vivo's mission to create value for society.

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[1] Disclaimer: The data is from TÜV Rheinland lab. After 300,000 bends, the crease condition meets the certification standards.