A dust-resistant foldable phone might be launched by Vivo before Samsung

The first company to release a foldable smartphone with an IPX7 water resistance rating was Samsung. Vivo, which is said to be preparing to introduce the first foldable phone with dust and water protection, may soon overtake it, though.

The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro might be resistant to water and dust:

The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro, which is slated for release in China later this month, may be the first foldable smartphone in history to be certified water and dust resistant. Although Samsung has been able to resist water damage on its foldable phones for the past three years, the South Korean company has not been able to add dust protection to its Galaxy Z collection. This year, this weakness might end up being a pain in the rear for Samsung.

A Chinese report (via TheTechOutlook) suggests that the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro would be an upgraded model of the X Fold 3. It is said to include an 8.03-inch OLED panel certified for Dolby Vision, with 2K+ resolution and a configurable refresh rate of 1-120Hz. It is rumored to include a 6.53-inch Full HD+ OLED cover panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz.

It might have three cameras: a 50 MP ultrawide, a 64 MP telephoto with a 3x optical zoom, and a 50 MP primary back camera (1/1.3-inch). It might have 32MP front-facing and hidden selfie cameras. On both of its panels, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint readers may also be installed. The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro is expected to have stereo speakers as well.

The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro is anticipated to use a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor that can support up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. A large 5,800mAh battery with 120W fast wired and 50W rapid wireless charging features may power it. GPS, 5G, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, NFC, and a USB Type-C connector are possible additional features.

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro may still lose out against the Galaxy Z Fold 6:

The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro may surpass the Galaxy Z Fold 6, which is expected to feature weaker telephoto and ultrawide cameras, a smaller battery, and slower charging times, if this claim is true. Samsung may be able to surpass Vivo X Fold 3 Pro by quite a bit because to the Galaxy Z Fold 6’s greater availability, potential seven years of Android OS upgrades, and superior software and user interface.

According to certain rumors, Samsung is working on a more advanced model of the Galaxy Z Fold 6, which may go by the name Galaxy Z Fold 6 Ultra. It might have improved cameras, a S Pen, and a larger screen.