Vivo X Fold2: New ultra-thin foldable debuts to take on Mate X3 and Galaxy Z Fold4
Vivo has announced the X Fold2, a replacement for the X Fold that has debuted alongside the X Flip and the Pad 2. As expected, the X Fold2 is a flagship contender for the likes of the Galaxy Z Fold4, plus the Mate X3 that Huawei launched earlier this year. Vivo's decision to equip the X Fold2 with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset means that its latest foldable will go toe-to-toe with the Galaxy Z Fold5 too when it lands this summer.
According to Vivo, the X Fold2 is 0.4 mm thinner than the Galaxy Z Fold4 when open. In other words, the X Fold2 is 5.95 mm thick when opened. However, its hinge design allows it to close without a gap, resulting in a 12.9 mm thickness, compared to nearly 15.8 mm in the case of the Galaxy Z Fold4. Vivo's foldables remain considerably heavier than Samsung's though. While the X Fold2 is 33 g lighter than its predecessor, it is still over 15 g heavier than the Galaxy Z Fold4.
Additionally, the X Fold2 has a 4,800 mAh battery that supports 120 W wired and 50 W wireless charging. Moreover, Vivo has included a 6.53-inch and 1080p cover display, as well as an 8.03-inch interior display that resolves at 2,160 x 1,916 pixels. For reference, both are AMOLED panels that operate at 120 Hz. Vivo continues to include two ultrasonic fingerprint sensors too, with one beneath each display.
Furthermore, the X Fold2 uses a Sony IMX866V as its primary camera, the same found in the X Flip, along with 12 MP telephoto, 12 MP ultra-wide-angle and twin 16 MP front-facing cameras. Unfortunately, Vivo has not confirmed whether it intends to offer the X Fold2 globally. For now, the company has only confirmed Chinese pricing, which starts at CNY 8,999 (~US$1,309) with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Alternatively, the device is available with the same amount of RAM but 512 GB of storage for CNY 9,999 (~US$1,455).