Vivo has been working on new phones. The company is ready to continue working on more user-centric innovations. It recently launched the Vivo X60 and Vivo X60 Pro and quickly followed up with the Vivo X60 Pro +. Vivo also began working with Zeiss to promote mobile imaging technology. In recent months, Vivo also introduced the new OriginOS to replace the Funtouch operating system. We’re just waiting for that foldable smartphone, especially since last December when we learned that Vivo, like other major OEMs, has started working on foldable phones.
A new set of proprietary images has emerged online, which gives us an idea of how Vivo is designing its first folding phone. Nothing is safe and official yet, but we see a bottom folding screen here that could probably double as a secondary screen. It could function as a viewfinder for taking selfies with the help of the rear cameras.
Vivo has filed several patents for the new foldable phone design. It has a flexible screen that can be folded from the bottom and can then be used as a secondary screen. The information and images we have here are from the Chinese patent site CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration).
Looking at the pictures, the device will not bend in half. It is a unique design that offers a small folding portion. It bends back. The small portion then becomes a screen. When opened or unfolded, the screen obviously gets bigger.
The images here show a four-camera system attached to a square camera module at the rear. Selfie camera not included. We assume that the rear camera system will double as the selfie shooter with the smaller screen functioning as the viewfinder. On the top edge of the device is the USB Type-C port.
There is no information on availability, prices and specifications yet. We’re not even sure if this proprietary folding phone will make it into production. Let’s wait and see the first Vivo folding phone.