Vivo unveiled the X Fold in China in April, featuring the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. According to the latest news from trusted tipper Digital Chat Station, the Vivo X Fold 2 will be the world’s first foldable smartphone powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
Because the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 offers significant improvements over its predecessor, the X Fold 2 could become one of the most battery-efficient phones to date.
The X Fold 2 will have a 4,800 mAh battery, which is an improvement of 200 mAh and 70 mAh over the X Fold and X Fold Plus, respectively.
In comparison to the X Fold and X Fold Plus, the new foldable will have faster wired charging capability, with a charging speed of 120W. In comparison, the X Fold has a charging speed of 66W, while the X Fold Plus has an 80W charging speed.
Meanwhile, the Vivo X Fold+ is a China-only foldable smartphone that is similar to the X Fold but has an upgraded SoC, faster wired charging, and an additional red color option. It remains to be seen whether the upcoming X Fold 2 will be released in the global market.
Oppo, Vivo’s sister company, has already released its foldables in the international market, so there’s a chance we’ll finally have some competition for Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold series.
In that vein, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 are expected to make their debut in the middle of the year at Samsung’s next major Galaxy Unpacked event. The Z Flip 5 is expected to outperform its Oppo counterpart’s (Find N2 Flip) cover screen with a larger panel on the outside.