Update | Vivo X Fold Plus launch confirmation contains a first glimpse of the premium Android foldable device's new colorway
Update: Vivo has now gone ahead and finally set a date for the formal launch date of its X Fold+. The OEM now asserts that it owes its new symbolic suffix to its "evolved" form of strength, which probably refers to its premium, Galaxy Z Fold4-challenging specs.
On that note, Vivo has also now revealed that the X Fold+ will have pretty much the exact same build as its predecessor, right down to its OnePlus-esque Alert Slider. Therefore, it may be betting on fans who may want it for its new red colorway and potentially enhanced performance.
Its final details, price included, should be unveiled on September 26, 2022 at 19:00 Beijing time (13:00 CET).
Original Article: Now that the Vivo V2229A has hit TENAA, the OEM has decided to go ahead and affirm that the device will launch soon as the X Fold+, the late-2022 update to its original first-gen ultra-premium Android phablet.
Now, Vivo reportedly claims to have taken its specs and made them even better in the X Fold+. Then again, as the device will ship with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, those advancements may be incremental at best in that regard.
On the other hand, the X Fold+ is now backed to improve on its main party piece with a refreshed "aerospace-grade floating-wing" hinge rated to withstand up to 300,000 bending cycles (compared to 200,000 in the Galaxy Z Fold4).
It is also touted to hold opening angles of 30°, 90°, and 120° independently, in a manner similar to that of its closest rival from Samsung. Vivo has yet to comment on whether it will have the same displays as the original X Fold, although it claims that at least 1 of them has attained an A+ rating from DisplayMate already.
There is nothing new about that in all honesty; however, Vivo has now also confirmed that it will be powered with an 80W battery boosted to 4,730mAh of rated capacity. These nominal upgrades will at least land in a new color option, living up to its nickname of "Deep Red" from an earlier leak in a new teaser.
That image also alludes to Zeiss branding for the upcoming flagship device's quad rear cameras. Vivo has yet to mention when this premium foldable reboot will occur, although it can't be far away at this stage.