Samsung is the biggest foldable smartphone brand in the world right now, and it doesn’t look like any other brands can even come close to the South Korean company in the next few years in terms of sales. However, several Android OEMs are trying their best to release foldable phones with better specs and competitive prices. The latest smartphone to compete with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the Vivo X Fold+, which is a minor upgrade to the Vivo X Fold launched earlier this year.
Vivo X Fold+ has better hardware than Galaxy Z Fold 4
Vivo’s new foldable phone features a faster and more stable Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, ultrasonic fingerprint readers, bigger battery and faster charging. It has a 6.53-inch OLED cover display with Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The internal foldable display measures 8.03-inches diagonally, with an LTPO panel (1Hz-120Hz ) and HDR10+. It has two 16MP selfie cameras, one on the cover screen and the other on the internal folding screen. It even features ultra-thin glass (made by Schott) on its foldable display.
On the back, the Vivo X Fold+ has a 50MP main camera (1/1.57-inch ISOCELL GN1), similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 4. However, it has a larger ultrawide camera ( 48MP 1/2 inch) and two telephoto lenses. cameras (12MP 2x zoom and 8MP 5x periscope zoom) instead of one on the Galaxy Z Fold 4. Although it can record 4K 60fps video from its main, 2x telephoto and ultra wide cameras, it is limited to 1080p video recording on its selfie and 5x telephoto lenses.
The Vivo X Fold+ runs OriginOS Ocean based on Android 12. It has stereo speakers, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, USB 3.2 Type-C port and a battery of 4730mAh. That’s 330mAh more than the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s 4,400mAh cell. It also charges much faster (80W) and can be fully charged in 35 minutes. It also charges much faster (50W) with a wireless charger. This
But all of that means nothing if Vivo can’t launch its foldable phone outside of China.
Overall, the Vivo X Fold+ has a bigger screen, better camera hardware, better fingerprint scanner setup, bigger battery, and faster charging. And all of that comes with a price tag of CNY 9,999 ($1,415), which is $200 less than the Galaxy Z Fold 4. However, the phone won’t launch outside of China and it’s missing an IP rating. formal for water resistance. . The software, too, probably won’t be as good as Samsung’s One UI 4.1.1, which is based on Android 12L.
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