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Vivo X Note: Flagship Android smartphone launched with a 7-inch Samsung E5 display, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and more

The Vivo X Note has a 7-inch display and is available in three memory configurations. (Image source: Vivo)
The Vivo X Note has a 7-inch display and is available in three memory configurations. (Image source: Vivo)
Vivo has unveiled the X Note, a cheaper alternative to the X Fold. The Vivo X Note has a 7-inch display, Qualcomm's latest flagship SoC and impressive camera hardware. The X Note starts at CNY 5,999 (~US$943) in China and will be available in three memory configurations.

Vivo has revealed the X Note, a more conventional alternative to the X Fold. As expected, the X Note has a 7-inch display and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. According to Vivo, it has equipped the handset with a Samsung E5 panel, the same one found in the X Fold. Accordingly, the X Note offers a 2K native resolution with a 120 Hz refresh rate. However, the X Note utilises LTPO 2.0, not the newer LTPO 3.0 like the X Fold does.

Still, Vivo complements the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with UFS 3.1 flash storage, LPDDR5 RAM and a 5,000 mAh battery. Also, the X Fold can recharge its battery at up 80 W over a wired connection or 50 W wirelessly. Like the X Fold, the X Note has a 50 MP primary camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS).

(Image source: Vivo)
(Image source: Vivo)
(Image source: Vivo)
(Image source: Vivo)

For some reason, Vivo has opted for the ISOCELL GN1 with the X Fold though, a larger camera sensor than the ISOCELL GN5 in the X Fold. Seemingly, the X Note and the X Fold feature the same 48 MP ultra-wide, 12 MP and 8 MP periscope cameras. For reference, the latter camera offers up to 5x optical zoom and OIS.

The Vivo X Note starts at CNY 5,999 (~US$943) with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, making it considerably cheaper than the entry-level X Fold. Moreover, Vivo sells the X Note with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB or 512 GB of storage for CNY 6,499 (~US$1,021) and CNY 6,999 (~US$1,100), respectively. All memory configurations are available in three colours and will be orderable from April 15. Vivo is already accepting reservations in China, but a global launch remains unknown at this stage.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-04-11 (Update: 2022-04-11)