Vivo X Fold First Folding Smartphone
The Vivo X Fold is the company’s first folding smartphone, and it’s definitely no slouch. Featuring an 8.03″ inside screen, 6.53″ outside screen, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 System-on-Chip (SoC), 12GB of RAM, up to 512GB of internal storage, a quad rear camera system (50MP Main + 48MP Ultrawide + 12MP 2x Telephoto + 8MP 5x Periscope), two 16MP hole-punch selfie cameras on each screen, and a 4600mAh battery, all running on Android 12. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on look.

iQOO Pro 9 BMW M Motorsport Edition Smartphone
Vivo subsidiary iQOO’s 9 Pro BMW M Motorsport Edition might be the best smartphone you’ve never heard about. BMW’s iconic three stripe livery has been found on their race cars since the 1970s, and one feature that sets the iQOO 9 Pro apart from the competition is its gimbal-stabilized rear camera system. The triple camera consists of a gimbal-stabilized 50MP Samsung GN5 main, 50MP 150° fisheye wide-angle and 16MP telephoto sensors. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.

Vivo Tri-Fold Smartphone Virtual Keyboard Leak
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Vivo Mobile Communication is attempting to bridge the gap between smartphone, tablets and laptops, or at least according to a patent that was uncovered recently. It was filed with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) for a ‘terminal device’ and published on November 11, 2021. The sketches appear to show a tri-fold smartphone with a light-sensitive projection keyboard. Read more to see the patent sketch, a video and additional pictures.

Vivo Smartphone Detachable Camera Leak
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Vivo Mobile Communication’s recently uncovered utility patent with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) was released on September 2, 2021, and the 20-page document titled “Electronic device” includes several sketches of a smartphone-like device with a detachable camera system as well as a small touchscreen. That’s right, the dual camera with flash module is inserted at the top of the device and magnetically held in place. Read more to see the sketches and for additional information.

Vivo Smartphone Pop-Up Super Zoom Camera Leak
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Smartphone cameras come in all shapes and sizes these days, but Vivo could be working on something you’ve never seen before. The company applied for a patent with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) for a ‘Camera module, electronic device and camera module control method’, and with this comes a 23-page document that shows a super telephoto zoom pop-up smartphone camera. Read more for the patent sketches and additional pictures.

Vivo Smartphone Detachable Drone Camera
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Vivo Mobile Communication filed a patent for an “electronic device” with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), and the 20-page documentation included sketches that showed what appears to be a smartphone with a detachable drone-like camera. At first glance, it looks like any other handset, but at the push of a button, a quadcopter device sporting a hidden camera system with a double camera, three infrared proximity sensors, four propellers and an extra battery, pops out. Read more for the sketch and additional information.