A schematic of vivo’s new X Flip foldable clamshell has been revealed by tipster Digital Chat Station. This is the Chinese phone maker’s first clamshell foldable that’s expected to be packing the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. The X Flip is expected to arrive to the Chinese market sometime in early 2023.Source: Digital Chat Station
The X flip will feature an external rectangular display, and it sits below a multi-camera cutout. A mockup illustration (seemingly photo-chopped from renders of other vivo) of the X Flip shows a four-camera setup, triple LED flash, and Zeiss branding for the camera, though the latter two are yet to be confirmed. All we know from the alleged schematic is that the camera cutout will be round.vivo X Flip mockup
We can speculate that perhaps there will be either two or three cameras and an LED flash all within the same circular cutout for the cameras. Plus, the use of Zeiss branding would be an interesting choice by vivo, as clamshell foldables from competitors don’t typically excel in photography as well as their flagship counterparts do.
We don’t know much more about the mystery clamshell foldable. Just earlier today, the same tipster revealed the bit about the X Flip equipping a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, but that’s as much as has been revealed.
Looks wonky, but I highly support there being more than just the 2 cameras on flip phones. The Flip4 is in sore need of a telephoto lens, even if it's just a 2x
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