Vivo to Launch a Folding Phone this Year

Foldable smartphones are starting to become common as extra manufacturers hop in on the development. Xiaomi recently unveiled its Mi Mix Fold and google rumored to announce its own iteration soon.

Vivo may also be becoming a member of the get together this year with the VIVO Nex Fold. This report comes from notable tipster Ice Universe who claims that there will be no Vivo Nex 5 this year. Instead, we will be getting the Vivo Nex Fold to compete with different foldable phones available in the market. It will make it the first folding phone from Vivo.

Ice Universe is not the only one who has hinted on the Vivo Nex Fold. CEO of Show Provide Chain Consultants, Ross Young replied to the tipster’s tweet, saying that the Nex Fold would be the largest in-folding machine when it comes to show size. Which means the primary show will be larger than the Mi Mix Fold and the Huawie Mate X2 which measure 8.01-inches and 8.0-inches respectively.

He also adds that the foldable will launch in January next year. This might mean that it will likely be introduced in December or go on the market later, or a China launch will occur earlier than the worldwide launch.

Other than its in-folding design, we don’t know a lot else about the Vivo Nex Fold since it is only an early rumor. However, we expect to listen to more within the upcoming months.