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Vivo is launching X-series devices outside of China

Vivo is launching X-series devices outside of China

The X-series of smartphones has generally been Vivo’s camera-focused lineup. While still photography has generally been the primary focus for the X-series, Vivo has decided this time to focus on video stabilization as the key selling point of the X50 Pro. Not only that, but the Vivo X50 series represents the first time that Vivo is launching X-series devices outside of China.

We’re excited to finally get a chance to try out a Vivo X-series device ahead of its global release, especially considering the fierce competition from brands like Samsung, Xiaomi, and fellow BBK Electronics subbrands OPPO, Realme, and OnePlus. I’ve had the Vivo X50 Pro for about a week now, so I’m ready to share my review of its camera quality.

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Vivo X50 Pro Specifications

Specifications Vivo X50 Pro
Dimensions and Weight 158.46mm x 72.8mm x 8.04mm
Display 6.56″ FHD+ AMOLED
90Hz refresh rate
Curved display
Single-hole punch
HDR 10+
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
RAM and Storage 8GB LPDDR4X + 128GB UFS 2.1
8GB + 256GB
Battery and Charging 4315 mAh battery
33W fast charging
Rear Camera Primary: 48MP Sony IMX598 custom sensor, f/1.6, gimbal OIS
Secondary: 13MP portrait, f/2.46
Tertiary: 8MP periscope, f/3.4
Quarternary: 8MP ultra-wide-angle, 120° FoV, f/2.2, 2.5cm macro
Front Camera 32MP, f/2.45
Other Features NFC
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
SA & NSA Dual-mode 5G
In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
AK4377A Hi-Fi Sound chip
Android Version Funtouch OS 10.5 on top of Android 10

To quickly go over the camera specifications, the primary camera is a 48MP Sony IMX598 custom sensor with an aperture of f/1.6. This camera is stabilized by a “gimbal” OIS setup. Vivo says this setup is 3 times better at removing hand shakes compared to a conventional OIS setup. The secondary sensor is a 13MP portrait lens with 2x optical zoom and an aperture of f/2.46. The third senor is an 8MP 5X periscope zoom lens with an aperture of f/3.4. This zoom lens provides for 5x optical, 10x hybrid, and 60x digital zoom. The fourth and final sensor is the 8MP ultrawide angle sensor with an aperture of f/2.2. It has a field-of-view of 120 degrees and supports macro photography with a plane of focus of up to 2.5cm to the lens. All around, the camera hardware Vivo is using in the Vivo X50 Pro is top-notch and on par with other flagship smartphones in 2020.

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