Vivo may be first to use Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC in a foldable phone
Vivo may actually be the first to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC in a foldable smartphone. This information comes from Digital Chat Station, a well-known Chinese tipster. He has a really good track record, so this is easily possible.
The Vivo X Fold 2 may be the first foldable phone to utilize the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
The tipster shared this info via Weibo, while also adding what device he was talking about. The device in question is the Vivo X Fold 2, a direct successor to the Vivo X Fold that arrived last year. The Vivo X Fold launched in April 2022, and its successor is expected to follow this year. Chances are it will launch around the same time, so we could expect an April launch.
The tipster also shared some spec info when it comes to that device. The Vivo X Fold 2 will feature a 4,800mAh battery, it seems. It will also support 120W wired charging, which will charge up that battery in no time.
That is basically everything he shared. Chances are we’ll get more information about the phone in the next month or so. We’re not even sure if Vivo plans to keep the design similar, or will we see significant changes.
The Vivo X Fold actually has a similar style to the Galaxy Z Fold 4. It’s a book-style foldable, with a larger inner and outer display. It includes an 8.03-inch main panel, and a 6.53-inch secondary display.
The device will likely have top-of-the-line specs, and hopefully be lighter than its predecessor
Its successor will likely include such large displays as well. They may be a bit smaller/larger, but around the same size. We’re also guessing that Vivo will utilize LPDDR5X RAM in the new phone, along with UFS 4.0 storage, but it remains to be seen.
The Vivo X Fold was truly heavy at 311 grams, so we’re hoping that Vivo will be able to shave off some of the weight from the Fold 2. Foldables are usually quite hefty, but not to that level. The Vivo X Fold is actually a lot heavier than most of its direct competition.
It also remains to be seen if the Vivo X Fold 2 will make its way to global markets. The Vivo X Fold and Vivo X Fold+ did not, they remained exclusive to China.