*Update as of 7/17/2020 – Vivo X50 series will launch in India, Indonesia, Russia, and other markets. However, the X50 Pro+ will only available in China.
Finally, Vivo has taken the wraps off its X50 series — the newest flagship lineup that, for the first time, will become available globally. Consisting of the Vivo X50, X50 Pro, and X50 Pro+, the first two are powered by Snapdragon 765G, with the latter with Snapdragon 865 which utilizes X55 modem for enabling 5G connectivity. Vivo has not announced the availability of the devices globally but in China, the prices were already revealed:
- X50 – 8GB/128GB – CNY 3498(~P24,700)
- X50 – 8GB/256GB – CNY 3898(~P27,500)
- X50 Pro – 8GB/128GB – CNY 4298(~P30,300)
- X50 Pro – 8GB/256GB – CNY 4698(~P33,200)
- X50 Pro+ – 8GB/128GB – CNY 4998(~P35,300)
- X50 Pro+ – 8GB/256GB- CNY 5498(~P38,800)
- X50 Pro+ – 12GB/256GB- CNY 5998(~P42,300)
Vivo X50, X50 Pro, and X50 Pro+ Now Official
Dubbed as Gimbal Camera System, Vivo is touting professional-level stabilization on the X50 Pros. Given the hype that the company has put on this feature, we are expecting it to be better than Samsung’s Ultra Steady. For starters, the X50 Pros have an on-screen radar that lets you see the movement of the gimbal and even shows when the shot is stable. It’s able to achieve gimbal-level stability due to the module moving to the opposite of the shake and by widening the rotation angle and anti-shake area. And while incredibly steady videos are expected to be the main gist of the feature, you can also take advantage of the steadiness when capturing photos. With great stabilization, your subjects can appear detailed and crisp.
Speaking of, the X50 Pro+ is featuring the new Samsung 50MP ISOCELL GN1 sensor. Capability-wise, it lets you shoot 100MP-like photos and 8K videos. However, we have yet to confirm if Vivo allows 8K recording. As for the rest of the cameras, Vivo said to expect Super Wide-Angle, Super Macro, Super Night Mode, Astro Mode, and 60x Hyper Zoom. Unlike the most expensive model, X50 and X50 Pro are left with a 48MP Sony IMX598 main sensor. And on the X50, you only get four-axis OIS. Nevertheless, the Pro models sport 13MP portrait lens, 8MP periscope for 60x Hyper Zoom, and 8MP ultrawide. The non-Pro model swaps out the periscope lens for 5MP macro.
For the rest of the specs, all three come with 6.56″ FHD+ AMOLED with 90Hz refresh (120Hz for X50 Pro+). Furthermore, only the vanilla version has a flat panel. A pinhole is present for the 32MP selfie camera. As per usual, the X50 series runs on FunTouch OS 10.5 based on Android 10. And while NFC and in-display fingerprint scanner are present, there’s no headphone jack. Alternatively, CS43131 Hi-Fi Sound chip should provide better sound quality through the speakers.
Vivo X50, X50 Pro, and X50 Pro+ specs, price, availability in the Philippines