Chinese smartphone maker Vivo just launched its sub-brand iQoo in its home-country, and now, the company’s other plans related to iQoo have come to light. It has been reported that Vivo will be launching a new foldable phone under its iQoo sub-brand. The leaked photos of the upcoming smartphone have been spotted on Weibo.
According to the leak, the iQoo phone can be unfolded into a tablet. Once opened, the device will feature two screens and when conjoined together, it will form a tablet. In the image, it can also be seen that when the device is folded into a smartphone, it has four icon columns on the screen.
Furthermore, it can be seen that the smartphone will come with an almost bezel-less front panel and since there are no holes for the front-facing sensor, it is being assumed that the device would come with a pop-up selfie camera.
The iQoo foldable phone is tipped to be priced around CNY 5,000, which becomes approximately Rs 53,000 upon conversion.
However, as of now, there is no word on when exactly Vivo’s sub-brand iQoo will launch the foldable phone. Although the images have surfaced on Weibo, the company has not officially said anything about the launch or availability of the upcoming smartphone.
Speaking of foldable smartphones, Samsung is going to launch its foldable smartphone at the on February 20 at its Unpacked event in San Francisco. The foldable smartphone will reportedly be called Samsung Galaxy F and will work like a tablet as well as a smartphone. Previous reports suggest that the Samsung Galaxy F will come with a 7.3-inch display and have a resolution of 1,536×2,152 pixels. Once folded the display of the phone becomes 4.58-inches in size.
Other companies that will be seen launching foldable smartphones this year include Oppo, Xiaomi, Huawei and Motorola. We should mention that Huawei’s foldable phone will come with 5G connectivity and is expected to be showcased at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, that is scheduled to begin on February 25.
We should also mention that Xiaomi’s foldable phone’s screen will not fold once like most other phones, but instead would fold twice. The company said that it will take some time before it launches the smartphone because it is currently working on some issues.