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Vivo X Flip real-world image appears online (Updated: Plenty of specs)

Update: The vivo X Flip is looking like a pretty solid clamshell foldable phone according to these specs.

Published onApril 7, 2023

Digital Chat Station Vivo X Flip resized
Weibo/Digital Chat Station
  • A real-world image of the vivo X Flip has appeared online.
  • The picture shows a clamshell foldable phone in line with a leaked schematic.
  • A vivo executive has since revealed loads of X Flip specs.

Update: April 7, 2023 (3:06 AM ET): Vivo executive Jia Jingdong has dished out loads of X Flip specs on Weibo ahead of the clamshell foldable’s launch.

The executive notes that the phone is equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, 50MP main camera with OIS, a 32MP selfie camera, and a Flex Mode-style option for hands-free use. There’s still no word on a launch date though, or if the handset will come to global markets.

Original article: April 3, 2023 (4:39 AM ET): Vivo is expected to launch the X Flip smartphone in the coming months, and this would be the firm’s first clamshell foldable phone. We’ve already seen a leaked schematic and leaked specs, but it looks like we’ve got our first real-world look at the device.

A professional photo of actress Wang Ziwen holding the vivo X Flip was posted online, leaker Digital Chat Station reported on Weibo. Check out the image below with the cropped version above.

A photo of Chinese actress Wang Ziwen holding the vivo X Flip.
Weibo/Digital Chat Station

The photo shows a folded device that’s in line with the previously leaked schematic. That means a landscape-oriented cover display that seems much larger than the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 cover screen. We hope this larger screen size means a more versatile cover display without the need for an app like CoverScreenOS.

Otherwise, a closer look at the vivo X Flip also shows a circular ZEISS-branded rear camera housing. Vivo’s flagship phones tend to get the camera company’s special lens coating as well to reduce glare, so we’re guessing this is the case here as well.

We can’t glean much else from this image, but a previous leak points to a 6.8-inch 120Hz folding screen, a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, and a 50MP+12MP rear camera system. Vivo is expected to launch the X Fold 2 next month, so it stands to reason that the X Flip could debut at the same event.

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