vivo is working on two new foldables, the S Flip and V Flip

Ro, 22 September 2023

Two new trademark listings from vivo appeared on the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) website, both likely referring to future clamshell foldable smartphones named vivo V Flip and vivo S Flip.

As of now, the company has a standard foldable smartphone under the vivo X Fold2 name and a vertical foldable named vivo X Flip. And given that these two are the flagship models, it's quite possible that the future V Flip and S Flip models are some sort of midrangers.

Listings at EUIPO Listings at EUIPO
Listings at EUIPO

Motorola most recently launched its Razr 40 duo, with the vanilla one being a budget-oriented foldable and there's a rumor that Samsung considers making cheaper foldables too. So the rumor of two budget-friendly flip smartphones doesn't seem too far-fetched. Perhaps other OEMs are eyeing the still-untapped budget foldable segment.

As the foldable market matures and the foldable screen technology becomes more accessible, we will start seeing an influx of budget foldable smartphones and it seems like the trend is starting.

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Reader comments

  • George USA 299
  • 25 Sep 2023
  • IbI

I miss the daya when a Vivo and a Moto E both with FM radio plus tickets to the Charlotte Hornets game, a Charlotte Hornet BLTHornetBaconBurger, a slice of pizza, chicken tenders, two hot dogs, a month at the ritz calrton and a mercedes and cheesecak...

  • Anonymous
  • 23 Sep 2023
  • SpI

To be fair lots of products fail out of turn, this is anecdotal evidence but the real sign that the vast majority must be working (instead of the 1 or 2% factory faulty ones) is that they keep making them. Foldables are relatively expensive and if th...

I understand how you feel, (and yes, I know you never said they shouldn't be released so I'm not against you), but here's my opinion: You can't always wait until something is fully "ready" before releasing it out in...

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