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15 Feb 2019

This could be our first look at Vivo's foldable smartphone

Vivo to launch foldable phone under iQoo sub-brand

In the race to launch a real, functional foldable phone, Chinese tech giant Vivo is joining the likes of Samsung and Huawei with its recently announced iQoo sub-brand.

Several images of a purported iQoo foldable phone have been leaked on micro-blogging site Weibo, revealing the design of the handset and hinting at its imminent launch.

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Vivo to launch foldable phone under iQoo sub-brand
Here's everything we know about Vivo's foldable phone

An overview

Here's everything we know about Vivo's foldable phone

While specifications of the device remain unknown, leaked pictures reveal lots of details about Vivo's iQoo foldable phone.

In the tablet form, the device will feature all-screen design with ultra-slim bezels. However, when folded in, the device will transform to a regular candy bar shape with three flat sides and one curved edge.

All-screen look

Vivo's foldable phone could feature in-screen or pop-up cameras

As per the images, the device features an all-screen look with no holes or notches.

Hence, Vivo may either embed the selfie camera under the screen or opt for a pop-up mechanism. However, another possibility is that the phone may simply come without a front camera.

Lastly, the images also reveal that the company has also made its software ready to leverage foldable design.

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Tipster suggests the phone could be priced at 5,000 yuan

Pricing

Tipster suggests the phone could be priced at 5,000 yuan

While we do know a bit about Vivo's foldable phone, there's plenty in the unknown.

We still don't know about the device's specifications, its network compatibility (5G-ready or not?), and even details about its availability.

But, as per a tip-off, the phone could be priced at 5,000 yuan in China or roughly Rs. 53,000 in India.

Future is here

Meanwhile, Samsung and Huawei will soon unveil their foldable phones

Last year in November, we saw the world's first foldable phone from a lesser known company called Royole. And days later, Samsung briefly teased its foldable device.

And now, with just weeks into 2019, Samsung and Huawei have announced to showcase their devices.

Moreover, Xiaomi has also teased, what could be, the world's first dual-folding phone.

Surely, the future is foldable and, it's here.

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When will Vivo launch its foldable phone?

Asked on 15-02-2019 by Navya Patil

Answered by NewsBytes

We currently do not have formal details about the launch of Vivo's foldable smartphone. However, a fresh leak suggests the foldable phone could be launched under the company's brand new iQoo sub-brand.

What will be the price of Vivo's foldable phone?

Asked on 15-02-2019 by Divya Sharma

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Vivo's iQoo foldable phone is expected to be priced at 5,000 yuan or roughly Rs. 53,000.

When will Samsung's foldable phone launch in India?

Asked on 15-02-2019 by Aditya Dasgupta

Answered by NewsBytes

Currently, we don't have any formal details about the launch of Samsung's foldable phone in India or elsewhere. However, as per official teasers, we expect the company to unveil its device on February 20.

When will Huawei launch its foldable smartphone?

Asked on 15-02-2019 by Rakesh Sharma

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Huawei will launch its foldable smartphone on February 24 in Barcelona.

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