Vivo X Fold Launched: Price and Specifications in Kenya

Vivo has now delivered what it has been promising us for so many months. The Vivo X fold is now the big name to be whispered by the brand for the coming months.

Vivo X Fold  Launched: Price and Specifications in Kenya
Vivo X Fold made Launched: Price and Specifications in Kenya

Already there were some hints online that clearly gave us some clues about what we were to expect about the Vivo X Fold smartphone. At least the Chinese brand has finally presented its phone therefore officially entering the race for the best foldable smartphone.

Vivo X Fold Specifications

General
Brand Vivo
Model X Fold
Release date 11th April 2022
Launched in Kenya No
Form factor Foldable
Dimensions (mm) 162.01 x 144.87 x 14.57
Weight (g) 311.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4600
Fast charging Proprietary
Wireless charging Yes
Display
Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Screen size (inches) 8.03
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1916x2160 pixels
Aspect ratio 21:9
Second display
Screen size (inches) 6.53
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x2520 pixels
Hardware
Processor 1.8GHz octa-core (4x1.8GHz + 3x2.5GHz + 1x3GHz)
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
RAM 12GB
Internal storage 256GB
Camera
Rear camera 50-megapixel (f/1.75) + 48-megapixel (f/2.2) + 12-megapixel (f/1.98) + 8-megapixel
No. of Rear Cameras 4
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 16-megapixel (f/2.45)
No. of Front Cameras 1
Software
Operating system Android 12
Skin OriginOS
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.20
NFC Yes
USB Type-C Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
5G Yes
Supports 4G in Kenya(Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
5G Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Sensors
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes

This presentation in due form came to confirm what was already known on the technical datasheet of the device. This one integrates very high-end: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, supported by 12 GB of RAM and internal storage of 256 GB or 512 GB. The battery size is 4,600 mAh, with a wired fast charge of 66 W, 50 W in wireless. 

Vivo's new folding phone is also strong on the photo side: the lenses, developed by Zeiss, are five in number. The main camera has a 50 MP sensor accompanied by four other sensors, including a 48 MP ultra-wide-angle, plus two other sensors of 12 and 8 Mp.

Its screens are also impressive: Vivo has integrated a large 8.03-inch AMOLED folding panel in 2K+, as well as a 6.53-inch outdoor screen, AMOLED too, and FHD+. The screens both benefit from a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. Two fingerprint readers are placed under the screens. These are not optical sensors, but ultrasonic sensors.

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Not surprisingly, the phone comes natively running Android 12 (OriginOS). In addition, and as expected, the Vivo X Note and the Vivo Pad were also presented.

 VIVO X FOLD: PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

But as often, Kenyans will not have to open their wallets for a while until it is officially presented here in the country. The initial prices are as follows in china:

  •  The Vivo X Fold 12+256 GB: KES 162,986
  • The Vivo X Fold 12+512 GB: KES 181,757

It will apparently be available from April 22, in two colors (gray and light blue). Obviously its launch prices in Kenya will be slightly lower than the ones provided above.