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Vivo X Fold2 proves surprisingly easy to disassemble and re-assemble in new video

The X Fold2 post-teardown. (Source: WekiHome via YouTube)
The X Fold2 post-teardown. (Source: WekiHome via YouTube)
At a starting price of well over US$1,000, the Vivo X Fold2 is probably the world's most expensive new foldable smartphone. It is also the first of its kind that packs 120W wired charging and 50W wireless charging into its thin and light form-factor. Then again, according to a new online tear-down, it should be relatively easy to fix, at least.

Motorola is currently rumored to try and help make foldable smartphones more affordable in 2023; however, that attempt definitely does not apply to the Vivo X Fold2. It has emulated its predecessor with a premium price-tag of at least 8,999 yuan (~US$1,307) in China. The teardown specialist channel WekiHome set out to find out where all that money goes in a new video.

As the clip shows, part of it went into making the Vivo X Fold2's internals relatively accessible, with a build not much more difficult to open and dissect than the average non-foldable flagship smartphone. The device even exhibited color-coded screws in some cases, as well as a lot of copper, graphite and thermal paste for its top-end components.

On that note, WekiHome verified the presence of LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage chips to go with its Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and V2 chip for its triple Zeiss-lensed rear cameras. The X Fold2 also has dual batteries for a combined, increased 4,800mAh rated capacity and an updated hinge found to be 10.9 grams (g) lighter than its predecessor in the X Fold.

Despite all its extra internals, the X Fold2 was also capable of being put back together, perhaps thanks in part to the metallic reinforcements for its large 2K AMOLED main screen. Accordingly, the latest Vivo foldable flagship might be a step toward mainstream status for flexible-display technology, despite how unattainable it might be in other ways right now.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-04-23 (Update: 2023-04-23)