The Vivo X Fold is one of the best non-Samsung foldables out there, packing a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, a top-tier camera system, and ultra-thin glass (UTG) for improved screen protection. Now, Vivo has announced an iterative upgrade dubbed the X Fold Plus.
The foldable offers the same fundamental design as the original, but offers a few upgrades. For one, you’re getting a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC for better sustained performance and improved power efficiency. You’re also getting a 4,730mAh battery instead of a 4,600mAh capacity, as well as 80W wired charging instead of 66W speeds. Either way, you should expect a slightly bigger battery and much faster charging than the Z Fold 4.
A familiar foldable package
Other Vivo X Fold Plus features include 50W wireless charging, Bluetooth 5.2, an IR blaster, a physical alert slider, Origin OS atop Android 12 (no Android 13 just yet), and Wi-Fi 6. Just don’t expect an IP rating here, unlike the IPX8-toting Galaxy foldables.
Unfortunately the upgraded foldable is a China-only release for now, starting at 9,999 yuan (~$1,397) for the 12GB/256GB model. Expect to pay 10,999 yuan (~$1,537) for the 12GB/512GB variant. We’ve asked Vivo about a wider release and will update the article accordingly.