Vivo has announced the global launch of its latest flagship device, the X80 Pro. Like past Vivo flagships, the back of the X80 Pro emphasizes its imaging capabilities, including an impressive quadruple camera array and a custom Samsung ISOCELL GNV 50MP image sensor with optical image stabilization.
Since Vivo’s X80 Pro focuses a lot more on imaging capabilities, let’s start by breaking down the updated camera array and imaging features that Vivo’s latest flagship offers. The rear camera array is titled a custom 50MP ‘Ultra-Sensing’ Samsung ISOCELL GNV sensor that uses vivo’s sensor-shift optical image stabilization to stabilize the wide camera. The 48MP 1 / 2.0 ”UltraWide module and the 12MP 2x ‘Portrait’ camera module both look similar to the predecessors of the X80 Pro, but this year Vivo added sensor-shift optical image stabilization to the portrait camera for the first time. The same 8MP Periscope 5x telephoto camera module rounding the four-camera array. The front selfie camera uses a 32MP 1 / 2.8 ”-type sensor with a 26mm full-frame equivalent F2.5 lens on the front.
All the cameras in the rear array of the X80 Pro use Zeiss’ T * coating, which Vivo says’ increases the rate of visible light transmission, improves image quality and reproduces color more accurately. ‘ This coating works in conjunction with various anti-reflection components and other optical technologies to offer enhanced image capture.
Although sensors and optics play an important role in capturing images, all captured data is processed somewhere, and that’s where Vivo’s second-generation V1 + custom image signal processor (ISP) works. This ISPT is designed in-house to enhance the capabilities of Vivo’s photo and video features. The chip uses ‘equivalent 32MB host-level SRAM for faster data processing’ and ‘offers data throughput speeds of up to about 8GB / s (actual value) and theoretically 25GB / s (design value).’ This is done when using about 72% less power than other phones [image processing] Algorithm. ‘
Since Vivo’s partnership with Zeiss resumed in December 2020, the company has been constantly adding more Zeiss-brand features, and this year is no exception. In addition to the T * cover, Vivo is again using Zeiss-brand simulated bokeh rendering for its portrait mode features, including simulations inspired by Zeiss’ Biotar, Sonnar, Planar and Distagon lens lineup. This year’s new Zeiss cinematic video bokeh mode that works in both video and photo modes captures a simulated anamorphic look in a 2.39: 1 ratio, complete with signature oval bokeh and see we’re accustomed to being paired with an anamorphic lens.
The X80 Pro also has Zeiss Natural color rendering, which works with all camera modules to provide a more natural rendering of the scene. As you can see in the gallery below, Vivo’s native color rendering creates a very vibrant, saturated image, while Zeiss Natural Color mode reflects more accurately what your eyes are seeing in real life. Although we only had the phone for a few days, we captured a collection of sample images taken with different capture modes for each of the four rear camera modules. The description of each image explains which camera module it was shot with and which shooting mode was turned on.
On the video front, Vivo has added new AI-powered video enhancements for low-light scenes, a new Active Centering OIS system that uses OIS and Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) to help reduce the clutter when shooting handheld video and a new 360º Horizon. Leveling stabilization feature that uses the phone’s gyro sensor to better stabilize the video on the horizon when the phone is rotating.
With all the features of the camera out there, let’s take a look at what powers the whole device. The X80 Pro is built around a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset with advanced LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 solid state storage. To keep everything cool, Vivo uses an ‘Ultra Large Liquid Cooling Vapor Chamber’ for heat dissipation. On the front of all power is a 6.78 “LTPO3 AMOLED (120Hz, HDR10 +, 1500 nits peak) display with a resolution of 1,440 x 3,200 pixels (517ppi20: 9 ratio. The display includes a new ‘3D Ultrasonic Large Fingerprint Sensor’ made by Qualcomm which is bigger and faster than its predecessors. Due to its large size, it also has an extra security feature that allows you to scan two fingers at once for extra protection from accidentally unlocking your device.
The charging capabilities of the X80 Pro include 80W FlashCharge, as well as 50W wireless flash charge with compatible chargers. With 80W charging, the X80 Pro’s 4,700mAh battery can be fully charged in just 35 minutes. Connectivity includes Wi-Fi 802.11 (a / b / g / n / ac / 6), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, an infrared blaster and a single USB Type-C 3.1 port at the bottom of the device for charging and data transfer.
The Global Edition of Vivo X80 Pro is available in Cosmic Black, Blue and Orange colorways in three RAM / storage configurations: 8GB RAM / 256GB UFS 3.1, 12GB RAM / 256GB UFS 3.1 and 12GB RAM / 512GB UFS 3.1. Prices will vary depending on the market, but if past launches are anything like vivo global launches, we will probably see roll outs starting in India before moving to East Asia and Europe, with prices ranging from $ 900-1,400, depending on the configuration you go with. By