Vivo X Fold Plus debuts in China with performance, efficiency and battery improvements
Vivo has refreshed the X Fold, its foldable flagship that it introduced in April. Now called the Vivo X Fold Plus, the device has been upgraded to the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, among other changes. Theoretically, the X Fold Plus should consume 30% less power than its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered predecessor, while also delivering up to 10% performance gains.
Additionally, Vivo has upgraded the X Fold Plus to a 4,730 mAh battery, which the device can recharge at 50 W wirelessly or 80 W via a wired connection. For reference, the X Fold relies on a 4,600 mAh battery that supports 66 W wired and 50 W wireless charging. Conversely, the X Fold Plus retains its predecessor's 8-inch foldable and 6.53-inch cover displays, along with its quad rear-facing camera set-up.
Elsewhere, Vivo has added a Huaxia Red colourway that has a faux leather texture. The X Fold Plus starts at CNY 9,999 (~US$1,398) with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Alternatively, Vivo offers the foldable with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage for CNY 10,999 (~US$1,538). Both configurations are available in Huaxia Red, Sunny Mountain Blue and Sycamore Ash colour options. The X Fold Plus will be orderable in China from September 29; Vivo has not confirmed whether it will release the X Fold Plus outside its home market, though.