Vivo Pad, Vivo X Fold, and Vivo X Note are now OFFICIAL in China!

It represents the company’s firsts. In particular, the first foldable and the first tablet.

Three products from Vivo are highly anticipated, as two of them represent the company’s firsts, and the other is a top-notch full-fledged flagship! The Vivo X Fold is the company’s first foldable while the Vivo Pad is its first tablet. Their foldable compete with devices like the Huawei Mate X, Xiaomi Mix Fold, and Samsung Galaxy Fold 3, while the Vivo Pad is a performance tablet aimed to compete with the Xiaomi Pad. It also has similar specs as the Oppo Pad.

Vivo X Fold

The Vivo X Fold has been manufactured so that Vivo can get a taste of that sweet foldable phone money as it is a gradually growing market in China.

As with many flagships, it comes with an AMOLED screen. The outer screen measures 6.53in. and also has an integrated ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. The main display is 8.03in. It is an LTPO2 Samsung E5 AMOLED with 2K (2160x1916px) resolution. The main display can potentially be down to just 1Hz. Both are also HDR10+ ready and have a total of 120Hz refresh rate. The folding glass is a SCHOTT UTG. Schott manufactures Samsung’s Ultra-Thin Glass display.

The hinge is also torture-tested and folded several times to ensure that there are little to no creases are seen when folding and unfolding. It is an aircraft-grade floating wing hinge that allows the foldable to close flat and to open at around a 60-degree to 120-degree angle.

As expected from a flagship, it will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset with 12GB RAM and either 256GB or 512GB internal storage.

The cameras are also no-joke especially now that Vivo has got its hands on Zeiss-coated optics. The main sensor is a 50mp Samsung GN5 sensor with OIS. This sounds promising as Samsung mainly manufactures for midrangers. It is complemented with a 12mp 2x zoom camera, an 8mp periscope camera with 5x optical zoom and 60x digital zoom, and a 48mp 114° ultrawide camera. The camera specs are already better than what you can get on a Samsung Fold. The Zeiss collaboration also includes modes like Texture Portrait, Motion Capture 3.0, Zeiss Super Night Scene, Zeiss Nature Color, and others.

The foldable comes with a 4600mAh battery with 66W fast charging, 50W fast wireless charging, and 10W reverse charging. Through the 66W cable, you can top the battery from empty to full in just 37 minutes.

Because it is essentially a tablet, you can have two apps (laughs in PC) running at the same time on either side of the screen. Floating tabs are also possible thanks to the large screen. A waist-level viewfinder is also available for the tab. Pretty useful for long-exposure shots on a flat surface.

It is available in Chinese retailers like and the 12/256 version sells for CNY 8,999 (~Php 73.6K) while the 12/512 configuration sells for CNY 9,999 (~Php 81.7K). It comes in Grey and Blue.


  • Main Display: 8.03in. 2K (2160x1916px) LTPO2 AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, DisplayMate A, 16.7 million colours, 8,000,000:1 contrast ratio
    • Secondary Display: 6.53in. FHD+ (2520x1080px) AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm)
    • 50mp (main), f/1.75, Samsung GN5, OIS
    • 48mp (ultrawide), f/2,2, 114° FOV
    • 12mp (telephoto), f/1.98, 47mm, 2x optical zoom
    • 8mp (periscope), f/3.4, OIS
    • FRONT: 16mp (main), f/2.45
    • Zeiss Optics, Zeiss optimization, Zeiss T* lens coating, 8K@30fps, 4K@60fps, gyro-EIS
  • 4600mAh, 66W fast charging, 0-100 in 37 minutes (as advertised)
    • 50W fast wireless charging
    • 10W reverse charging
  • Origin OS Ocean based on Android 12
  • 5G services, Dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 6, NFC
  • Stereo Speakers, no 3.5mm jack, Ultrasonic In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Grey, Blue
  • PRICE:
    • 12/256: CNY 8,999 (~Php 73.6K)
    • 12/512: CNY 9,999 (~Php 81.7K)

Source: GSMArena

Vivo X Note

Not really into folding phones but still want a Vivo flagship with Zeiss lenses, which is a specifically odd dilemma? Look no further, as the Vivo X Note is exactly that. It also comes with a leather back so it feels soft in the hands yet also durable.

Well maybe not identical in specs but it is still flagship-level nonetheless. The name “note” is there not because it’s useless (e.g. Redmi Note) or it has a pen (e.g. Samsung Galaxy Note) but rather it is intended for its rather large 7in. Samsung E5 AMOLED screen. The only other phone with that size we’ve seen so far that’s recently available was the Tecno POVA, and that’s a budget phone.

This screen has a QHD+ (3080x1440px) resolution, quite fitting for its size as FHD+ in this size makes pixels slightly more visible than usual. It has an unusual 21:10 aspect ratio that Vivo claims is very useful for media consumption. It is HDR10+ ready, has 120Hz variable refresh rate, and is DisplayMate A+ rated. Vivo said the screen has 1500nits of peak brightness which is awfully very bright. To monitor colour temperature changes, there is a dedicated sensor mounted on the front.

Just like the Vivo X Fold, this one has an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. The surprise is that its large size meant it can register two fingerprints at once. It also increases security 50,000 times more than just a single fingerprint according to Vivo. Though, this fingerprint sensor is still not as large as the one available on the Vivo APEX concept. The first phone with a pop-up camera.

To everyone’s no surprise, it uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor paired with 8 or 12GB RAM and either 256 or 512GB internal storage. The chipset inside the phone has the so-called Security Processing Unit allowing for an increased level of security. This was not announced prior to this device. There is also a massively large vapour cooling chamber that helps your phone not die whenever it plays the highest graphics settings for Genshin, for instance.

There is a quad-camera setup at the back. The main camera is a 50mp Samsung ISOCELL GN1 with OIS. Its main advantage is its high f/1.57 aperture allowing for a bright picture even at night. This camera is paired with a 48mp Sony IMX598 ultrawide camera with 114-degrees field of view, a 12mp Sony IMX663 telephoto camera with 47mm lens, and a periscope camera with 60x digital zoom and OIS. Vivo did not specify the resolution but it’s probably 8mp, like the Vivo X Fold. The front camera is 16mp. Aside from the ZEISS Lens coating, these cameras are powered by Vivo’s own ISP, the Vivo V1, not to be confused with the first-gen Vivo V-series phone also called the V1.

For a 7in. device, the battery is small, only the standard 5000mAh used on multiple 6in. devices. This is compensated by the 80W fast wired charging and 50W fast wireless charging, along with 10W reverse charging. This is also one of the very rare instances where Vivo passively adds an Infrared port on their devices. Useful for controlling appliances with an Infrared Sensor on them.

All three colours of the phone (Black, Blue, Grey) all come with a leather back on a faux stitch. Like the Vivo X70 Pro+, the rear has a full camera panel.

In China, it’s available on retailers like and is available starting at CNY 6,000 (~Php 49K) for the 8/256 version. If you want the 12GB RAM option, it’s going to cost you CNY 6,500 (~Php 53K) and finally, the 12/512 configuration will cost CNY 7,000 (~Php 57.2K). Up until 24th April, you can also get a wireless charging dock for only CNY 100 (Php 817.30) and Vivo Care which offers warranty and other liability protection, is discounted for the X Note, at CNY 470 (~Php 3.8K). Pre-orders start 15th April, Friday.


  • 7in. QHD+ (3080x1440px) Samsung E5 AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, DisplayMate A+, 21:10 aspect ratio, 1500nits peak brightness
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm)
    • 50mp (main), f/1.57, Samsung ISOCELL GN1, OIS, 1/1.3″ sensor
    • 48mp (ultrawide), f/2.2, Sony IMX598, 14mm, 114° FOV
    • 12mp (telephoto), f/1.98, Sony IMX663, 47mm (2x optical zoom), Sony IMX663
    • 8mp (periscope), f/3.4, 60x digital zoom, OIS
    • FRONT: 16mp (main), f/2.5
    • ZEISS Optics, ZEISS T* Anti-reflective coating, ZEISS Optimization, Vivo V1 Image Signaling Processor
  • 5000mAh, 80W fast charging
    • 50W fast wireless charging
    • 10W reverse charging
  • 5G services, Wi-Fi 6, Dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, IR Blaster
  • OriginOS Ocean based on Android 12
  • Stereo Speakers, no headphone jack, Ultrasonic In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Faux Leather design
    • Black
    • Grey
    • Blue
  • PRICE:
    • 8/256: CNY 5,999 (~Php 49K)
    • 12/256: CNY 6,499 (~Php 53.1K)
    • 12/512: CNY 6,999 (~Php 57.2K)

SOURCE: Vivo (in Chinese), via GSMArena

Vivo Pad

The 7″ screen of the X Note isn’t enough for you? Well, Vivo has launched its first tablet and will compete directly against tablets like the Xiaomi Pad 5.

Like the X Note, it also uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chip since it’s already optimized and ready for use in tablets. It also runs a modified version of Origin OS called “Origin OS HD”. It has NFC which you can use to pair the Pad with other Vivo phones, a neat and convenient feature when you need to transfer files seamlessly. Prefer using wires? The USB-C 3.1 allows for transferring of files up to 5Gbps, and you can also use it to connect external displays up to 4K@60Hz.

The Pad has two cameras, the main camera is 13mp with f/2.2 aperture and 1.13µm pixel size and the other is an 8mp ultrawide with 112° FOV and f/2.2 aperture. The front camera is 8mp at f/2.0 aperture and 1.12µm pixels. The rear cameras can take 4K videos at 30fps.

The tablet has an aluminum build and Vivo has developed a new form of tech in-house to cover the antenna lines. This resulted in the Pad looking quite clean and sleek. It is also slim, only 6.55mm thick, and it’s lightweight too, only a sliver of 500g. To be exact, 498g.

The screen is an 11in. 2.5K (2560x1600px) IPS LCD with 120Hz refresh rate. It has HDR10, Dolby Vision, 1 billion colours, and DCI-P3 colour gamut support. In addition to that, it has a temperature control sensor that automatically changes the brightness and temperature of the display depending on the environment.

It also has pen and keyboard support. The tablet has magnets that allow it to connect the magnetic keypad to the tablet. Both are sold separately of course. The keyboard has a trackpad so the tablet can also function as a netbook.

It has an 8040mAh battery complemented with 44W fast charging which is oddly slower than the one the Vivo X Note has. Logically speaking, the Vivo X Note should have this 44W charging rate while the tab should have the latter’s 80W charging.

The tablet starts at CNY 2,499 (~Php 20.4K) for the 8/128 configuration. Alternatively, the 8/256 option will cost you CNY 2,999 (~Php 24.5K). The tablet comes in Azure Blue and Space Grey.


  • 11in. 2.5K (2560x1600px) IPS LCD, 120Hz, 1 billion colours, HDR10, Dolby Vision, DCI-P3 Colour Gamut, 276ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (7nm)
    • 13mp (main), f/2.2, 1.12µm
    • 8mp (ultrawide), f/2.2, 112° FOV, 1.12µm
    • FRONT: 8mp (main), f/2.0, 1.12µm
  • 8040mAh, 44W fast charging, USB-C 3.1
  • OriginOS HD based on Android 12
  • No LTE services, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos, Pen and keypad support
  • Azure Blue, Space Grey
  • PRICE:
    • 8/128: CNY 2,499 (~Php 20.4K)
    • 8/256: CNY 2,999 (~Php 24.5K)

Source: GSMArena