vivo X Fold2 unboxing confirms design, improved UI

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The vivo X Fold2 teasers continue to come from the 2023 Boao Forum for Asia, taking place at Hainan Island in China. A local blogger took the device for an unboxing, later reposted by vivo on Weibo, clearly as a coordinated marketing event, allowing fans to learn more about the upcoming foldable.

The new phone will have a 3/4 red leather panel on the back, while the remaining 1/4 has a glossy finish. During the handling of the X Fold2, we saw some new UI features of the OriginOS Ocean, including a taskbar for better app handling, multi-window modes and easy gestures – none of which were available in the previous X Fold phones.

The device clearly comes with two under-display fingerprint scanners – one on the cover display, another on the foldable screen in the lower right corner. This is the first time we see a confirmation of the feature, which is a first for a foldable smartphone.

vivo X Fold2 unboxing confirms design, improved UI

The hinge of the vivo X Fold2 is also improved, the blogger reveals. It now stays in all positions and angles, making up a neat kickstand for watching video content or taking photos and videos. It is also about 10% lighter, which will be a huge improvement over the predecessors that weigh over 310 grams.

vivo X Fold2 unboxing confirms design, improved UI

The official unveiling of the vivo X Fold2 is taking place sometime in April. We expect to learn the launch date in the next couple of days, given the fact the phone is practically ready for sale.

vivo X Fold2 unboxing confirms design, improved UI

The event is also supposed to be the landing stage for an incoming tablet, vivo Pad 2, which made a sneaky appearance in the video and has been part of the vivo booth at the business conference.

Source (in Chinese)

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