The years when Samsung had a comfortable spot in the foldable segment are over! Since the last year, we saw the Chinese brands coming with full force to compete. Back in the last month, the Korean firm’s hegemony in the global markets started to get disrupted. The Oppo Find N2 Flip reached the global market to compete with the Galaxy Z Flip4, and the Honor Magic Vs came to threaten the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4. Now, there is a new Vivo X Flip foldable device coming to compete in the hectic “flip foldable segment”.
While there are just a few devices like the Galaxy Z Fold4 competing in the global markets, the situation is different with the Flip series. Samsung has to face Motorola and Oppo, and soon Vivo will be joining this trend. The Chinese brand made its entrance in the foldable segment with the Vivo X Fold. A few months later, it brought the Vivo X Fold+ with a better CPU and much better cameras. In fact, the Vivo X Fold+ had one of the most impressive camera setups in a foldable device. Now, the company aims to do the same with its first flip foldable phone, the Vivo X Flip.
Vivo X Flip leaked specifications and details
A new set of leaks come straight from the tipster Digital Chat Station. He brings interesting details about the new phone set to compete with the Galaxy Z Flip4. According to him, the Vivo X Flip will pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. Yes, it will stick with the last year’s flagship CPU. We assume that Vivo will leave the SD8 Gen 2 for a possible Vivo X Fold2. Moving on, the Vivo X Flip will have 12 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage. We assume that there will be more storage options, after all, 128GB is few for a flagship nowadays. According to leaked drawings, the phone will bring a large cover display and a dual camera island above it.
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The Galaxy Z Flip4 has a tiny cover display, and the competitors are trying to impress consumers by offering larger panels. The Vivo X Flip will also bring a good camera setup. It will bring a 50 MP Sony IMX866 main camera and a 12 MP IMX663 ultrawide snapper. There will be an additional camera in the inner display fitted inside a punch-hole cutout. The exact resolution is unclear, but we expect it to be decent. Just like the recently-released Vivo X90 series, the new device will get ZEISS tuning for its cameras.
As per the leaks, the Vivo X Flip will bring a Full HD+ inner display with 6.8 inches and a 120 Hz refresh rate. The device’s display may get similar to Oppo Find N2 Flip which has a 6.8-inch panel. The phone is said to pack a 4,400 mAh battery which is very good for this form factor. Moreover, it will pack 44W fast charging which is way beyond Galaxy Z Flip4. With this capacity, the phone will be flip-foldable with the largest battery. The phone will also have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The device is coming soon
According to reports, the Vivo X Flip will hit China pretty soon. The teasers may start to appear in the next week. Considering Vivo’s last year’s schedule, we can see a new round of foldable phones in April. Unlike the Vivo X Fold series, the Vivo X Flip will likely hit the global markets. As we’ve said before, the company also plans to launch the Vivo X Fold2. That one will be the new flagship foldable for the year 2023. It will bring significant improvements like the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. We also expect a powerful camera setup. We are curious to see if there will also be a new Vivo X Note joining the two foldable phones.