Rumor | Vivo X Fold2 floats to top of AnTuTu rankings ahead of official announcement
Vivo is sponsoring the ongoing Forum for Asia (held in Boao, Hainan, China this year) and has thus introduced the X Fold2 as the event's "official phone". Despite this announcement, footage of the next-gen foldable at the conference has yet to emerge.
Nevertheless, the OEM has taken the opportunity to tout the inaugural X Fold's successor as a device of "unique", thin and light design with an even more "powerful" display compared to its first-gen forebear. (Update: Vivo has provided a photo of the device today (March 30, 2023) that reveal the X Fold2 as actually rather similar to its predecessor on this first look, although its round Zeiss-branded camera hump loses its 2022 glass backdrop to make way for the new rear-panel accent strip next to it.)
According to AnTuTu's Weibo account, it may still have the same 120Hz refresh rate, however. The benchmarking group claims to have spotted the X Fold2, under the model number PD2266, on its database with 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM, 512GB of UFS 4.0 internal storage and an up-to-date Android 13-based OS.
Combined with these top-end specs, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor is allegedly as capable of reaching top-end performance (or ~1.3 million points as a result of AnTuTu testing) in this new form-factor as in conventional candy-bar phones such as the OnePlus 11.
Whether this configuration really belongs to the X Fold2 (and not, say, another new flagship from Vivo sub-brand iQOO for example) remains to be seen, as the new premium device is now slated to see more hype from April 2023.