The Vivo X Fold 3 series has been confirmed for an imminent launch in China. The series will include Vivo X Fold 3 and Vivo X Fold 3 Pro. Previous leaks and reports have suggested some key specifications of the alleged phones. Now, the company has confirmed the launch date of the series and a senior official has also teased some important features of the phones, including its design and color options. The book-style foldable range is also confirmed to launch alongside a new smartwatch and new TWS headphones.

Vivo China banner website and a post on Weibo has confirmed that the Vivo X Fold 3 series will be launched in China during an event on March 26 at 7:00 PM local time (4:30 PM IST) at the Shanghai World Expo Center. The Vivo Watch 3, Vivo TWS 4 and Vivo Pad 3 Pro are too set will be unveiled alongside the foldable smartphones.

The design of the Vivo X Fold 3 range was teased in the launch date announcements. Vivo Vice President Jia Jingdong has too shared promotional images of the phones, suggesting that the models will come in at least two colors – black and white.

Vivo X Fold 3 series model in black color
Photo: Weibo/Jia Jingdong

The official claims that the Vivo X Fold 3 series phones will be the “thinnest and lightest” flagship foldable phones to date and will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. The Pro model will feature the Samsung E7’s 8.03-inch display, Vivo’s V3 imaging chip and a 50-megapixel Zeiss-backed camera, similar to those seen in the Vivo X100 range.

The Vivo X Fold 3 series will be equipped with the ‘Armor Feather’ design language for foldable smartphones. They are said to be the first foldables in the world to come with a five-star SGS anti-drop certificate. The models also have an IPX8 rating for splash resistance, the Vivo representative confirmed.

According to the company’s executive, the Vivo X Fold 3 phones will carry “Blue Ocean” battery systems, which are said to offer users longer battery life. The phones are also said to be equipped with Vivo’s “Blue Heart” AI model.

Previous leaks claimed that the Vivo X Fold 3 smartphones will be lighter than the iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max models, which weigh 187g and 221g respectively. The upcoming phones are also likely to ship with Android 14-based OriginOS 4. For optics, they are tipped to get a 50-megapixel primary sensor, a second 50-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide lens, and a 64-megapixel periscope shooter, with support for optical stabilization at the image (OIS). They are expected to be backed by 5500mAh batteries with support for 120W wired and 50W wireless charging.

The vanilla Vivo X Fold 3 is believed to be priced at CNY 7,999 (Rs 92,100 approx) in China, while the Pro model may start at CNY 9,999 (Rs 1,15,100 approx).

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