Foldable phones are the future, and the recent reveal of Vivo’s X Fold 3 Pro is turning heads. This powerhouse device is setting a new standard for foldable excellence, and it’s got me wondering – can the upcoming Pixel Fold 2 rise to the challenge?

Let’s break down what makes the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro so formidable. It boasts a stunning 8.03-inch Samsung E7 foldable AMOLED display, delivering crystal-clear visuals with its 2K resolution. It’s got power to spare with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. The camera system is top-notch too, featuring a 50MP OV50H main sensor, a 50MP JN1 ultrawide, and even a 64MP OV64B telephoto periscope zoom lens. All of this packaged into a surprisingly thin and lightweight design. In fact, even the standard X Fold 3 seems promising.

While the Pixel Fold 2 remains shrouded in some mystery, rumors are swirling about potential specs. Google’s foldable will likely feature the Tensor G4 which is expected to perform better and run cooler than previous iterations. However, some whispers suggest it might have a slightly smaller internal display than the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro.

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Where Google has a chance to truly excel – and where Pixel fans are likely keeping their fingers crossed – is with the camera. If Google can leverage their legendary computational photography magic, the Pixel Fold 2’s camera system could easily rival and even outshine the competition. But Vivo’s new flagship foldable is no slouch in the camera department either. It’ll be interesting to see a head-to-head comparison between the two once Google launches the Pixel Fold 2 later this year.

Of course, a foldable phone isn’t just about raw specs. The Pixel Fold 2 has a secret weapon: software. Google’s integration of Android and its AI prowess are unmatched. If optimized for foldable experiences, the Pixel Fold 2 could offer unparalleled productivity and seamless multitasking.

The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro is an impressive feat of engineering, setting an incredibly high benchmark for any competitor. At present, the phone is only selling in China, however, the company’s president reportedly said that a global expansion will be the focus this year. Whether the Pixel Fold 2 can ultimately match or exceed it remains to be seen. One thing’s for sure: the foldable smartphone race is heating up in 2024, and Pixel fans are in for a wild ride.

Inline image source: OnLeaks / Smartprix

Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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