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Vivo is ready to launch the X80 series this week ahead of the X70 series. Chinese smartphone maker has partnered with German optical major, ZEISS alike. Vivo will launch two new phones under this new series; X80 and X80 Pro. Both of these smartphones have different processors and camera configurations.
The Vivo X80 series will be launched via Flipkart in India on May 18. The company has been busy promoting phones by all means. The leading smartphone in this series is likely to compete with the OnePlus 10 Pro integrated with Hasselblad.
At that point, the Vivo X80 could see the MediaTek Dimension 9000 SoC integrated with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The phone will come with Android 12. The X80 may use a 50MP large lens based on a 12MP wide lens and a 12MP large sensor. It can get a 32MP selfie lens. The phone may run on a 4,500mAh battery with an 80W charger.
The Vivo X80 display is expected to be 6.7 inch with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The Vivo X80 Pro will have the same display and the same specifications. The AMOLED display may receive a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset or a similar MediaTek processor and a Vivo V1 + image processing unit. RAM will be 12GB and 512GB of internal storage. It will also work on Android 12 and OriginOS on it.
The difference here is in the camera door. The X80 Pro will get a quad rear camera setting. The main lens will be 50MP shooting and ultra-wide 48MP sensor, 12MP portrait lens with gimbal stabilization and 8MP periscope sensor that can zoom up to 60X. The selfie camera may always look like the X80, a 32MP lens.
The Vivo X80 Pro battery can be slightly larger than the basic variant, the 4,700mAh battery backed by the same 80W fast charger.
Initially, the Vivo X80 series brings back two things; ZEISS lens on the phone and on the rear camera island, which may look strange or impress others. ZEISS has been known in the past for Nokia phones.
Prices for phones start in the premium category. The X80 may start at around R37k while the X80 Pro may last more than R50k in brackets in India.
The continued incentive for Chinese smartphone products to integrate into the pay-per-view category has pushed the defined price barrier.