New Android patents filed for Vivo X Flip phones

New Android patents filed for Vivo X Flip phones

The Vivo X Flip, powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, debuted in China in April, alongside the Vivo X Fold II. China's smartphone company is planning to add new clamshell-shaped smartphones to its portfolio. Vivo V Flip and Vivo S Flip have been spotted on the European Union Intellectual Property Office website ahead of any official confirmation. The new smartphones could be a direct rival to the Galaxy Z Flip 5 that was launched in September. It is not certain whether the foldables will even debut this year.

Vivo, a Chinese smartphone maker, has applied for a patent for a product on Vivo S Flip and Vivo V Flip monikers at EUIPO. As the names make abundantly clear, the firm is working on new clamshell-foldable phones. The applications were filed on 8 August with filing numbers 018911298 and 018911204. There is no other information about the Flip phones, and it is uncertain if Vivo S Flip and Vivo V Flip will be the name for the handsets when they go official.

The logos were spotted by different media outlets and independently verified by Gadgets 360. The Vivo S Flip and Vivo V Flip are expected to go up directly against the Galaxy Z Flip 5, Motorola Razr 40 Ultra, Oppo Find N2 Flip, and the recently launched Tecno Phantom V Flip 5G.

Vivo X Flip was introduced in April as the company's first attempt at a clamshell folding device. The 12GB RAM and 256GB storage model is now available in the Chinese market at a starting price tag of CNY 5,999.

Vivo X Flip has a 16.74-inch full HD+ AMOLED inner display with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Its exterior has a 3-inch AMOLED screen, which has a resolution of 682 x 422 pixels. The phone boasts a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS3.1 internal storage. The dual-rear camera unit, consisting of a 50-megapixel primary lens and a 12-megapixel super-wide lens, is part of the Huawei's dual rear camera setup. The front of the phone has a 32-megapixel selfie camera. It is powered by a 4,400mAh battery with a 44W fast charging port.