The very popular Chinese smartphone brand Vivo is going global with its official flagship of 2020. Earlier today, the company unveiled its new lineup dubbed as X50. There are three phones in the series namely – Vivo X50, X50 Pro, and X50 Pro+. Interestingly only Vivo X50 Pro+ has the aforementioned gimbal system for stable video recording and Snapdragon 865. Let us take a look at what the new phones from Vivo have to offer.
Specifications and Features
Starting with the display, all three smartphones sport a 6.56-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution. The displays are HDR 10+ certified. The X50 has a 90 Hz display whereas the X50 Pro display gets a boost taking it to 120 Hz. The Vivo X50 has a flat display when the X50 Pro and X50 Pro+ has curved display panels. All three feature punch-hole setup on the top left corner of the display for the selfie camera.
The X50 and X50 Pro are powered by the Snapdragon 765G and the X50 Pro+ is having the flagship, Snapdragon 865 chipset. All three smartphones have an 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage option. The X50 has UFS 2.0 storage with this variant when the X50 Pro and X50 Pro+ has UFS 2.1 storage. Speaking of other variants all three phones offer 8 GB + 256 GB storage combination as well. The Vivo X50 Pro+ has an exclusive 12 GB RAM variant that comes with 256 GB of storage.
Coming to the camera department, the X50 and X50 Pro share a 48-megapixel custom-made Sony IMX598 as the primary sensor. The X50 Pro+ has a 50-megapixel custom-made Samsung ISOCELL GN1 as the main sensor. All three primary sensors share an aperture of f/1.6. The X50 Pro and X50 Pro+ support gimbal OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) whereas the X50 settles with a four-axis OIS without the gimbal ability. The secondary sensor across all three devices is a 13-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.46 aperture. The third lens in X50 is an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor with a FOV of 120 degrees and an f/2.2 aperture. The other two phones house an 8-megapixel periscope camera with f/3.4 aperture, supporting up to 60x Hyper Zoom. Moving to the fourth and final sensor, the Vivo X50 has a 5-megapixel super macro sensor with f/2.48, 1.5 cm lens. Here both X50 Pro and X50 Pro+ share an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor with a FOV of 120 degrees and an f/2.2 aperture. All three smartphones have selfie snapper with 32 MP resolution.
For connectivity options, they have SA and NSA dual-mode 5G, NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 6, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Type-C USB port onboard. The X50 Pro has support for the AK4377A Hi-Fi Sound chip and the X50 Pro+ has support for CS43131 Hi-Fi Sound chip. In terms of the battery department, Vivo X50 has 4200 mAh battery and 33W fast charger inside the box. The other two smartphones get a bump with a 4,315 mAh battery and a faster 44W charging. The units will ship with Android 10 OS with FunTouch OS 10.5 on top. The Vivo X50 weighs 170 grams whereas the Vivo X50 Pro and Pro+ weighs 181.5 grams which is remarkable considering how most other flagships often cross the 200-gram mark these days. All three sport in-display fingerprint scanner for biometric level security.
Pricing and Availability
Vivo X50 starts at CNY 3,498 ($490) for the 8 GB/128 GB variant. The 8 GB/256 GB variant is priced at CNY 3,898 ($546). Vivo X50 Pro starts at CNY 4,298 ($602) for the 8 GB/128 GB variant, whereas the 8 GB/256 GB variant is priced at CNY 4,698 ($658). The most expensive of the three, Vivo X50 Pro+ starts at CNY 4,998 ($700) for the 8 GB/128 GB variant, whereas the 8 GB/256 GB variant is priced at CNY 5,488 ($770). The maxed out 12 GB/ 256 GB variant is available at CNY 5,998 ($840).
The phones as of now been announced for the Chinese market. But Vivo had made it clear, that the X50 Series will be available for international markets including India soon.