The market of foldable smartphones is gaining traction with more players joining the segment. Last year, we saw the arrival of brands like Vivo in this segment. The Chinese brand launched the Vivo X Fold in April 2022 and launched an update a few months later with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with the Vivo X Fold S moniker. Now, we’re pretty sure the brand is working on the next generation. At the same time, it is developing another foldable smartphone with a flip design – the Vivo X Flip.
Back in December, Oppo introduced the Oppo Find N2 and the Find N2 Flip. The latter was the company’s first take in the flip design for foldable smartphones. Now, it seems that its sister brand Vivo will go through a similar route. This year, the Galaxy Z Flip series will get another competitor dubbed Vivo X Flip. Apparently, the phone will also explore a new design language for the secondary display. As a result, we’ll have something that looks different in comparison to the Find N2 Flip and the Galaxy Z Flip4.
Vivo X Flip design details
Thanks to design schematics we know what the phone will look like. The Vivo X Flip’s design language will resemble the current Vivo X90 series. That’s the right shot since the similarities with regular smartphones are what makes flip foldables so attractive. The device will have an inner foldable display and an external flatter display. This panel will be placed below the circular camera island, which brings two lenses and the ZEISS logo. It will not take the largest part of the rear as we see on some phones. This external display will be 682 pixels wide and will look like a rectangle with round corners. The device will also have a silver hinge separating the back.
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The inner display will bring a regular 1080p resolution and we can expect a 120 Hz refresh rate. Through the schematics, it’s not possible to know if the phone has a selfie camera in the panel, could it be an in-display camera? For now, we’ll have to wait. Worth noting, that the main camera setup can also be used for selfies. After all, you can use the secondary display as a viewfinder. It’s less practical, so we’ll bet on a punch-hole camera just like the Oppo Find N2 Flip.
Thanks to Digital Chat Station, we have a nice-looking render that gives us a glimpse of the phone’s look in real life. The power buttons and volume rocker sit on the right side of the device. Apparently, the power button will double as a fingerprint scanner.
Right now, the specs are open to speculation, but we expect the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 to be at the helm.