- Vivo has launched the Vivo X60 series in China.
- The two phones share many features in common.
- Expect the X60 Pro Plus to be unveiled in late January.
The Vivo X50 series marked a step up for the brand in some ways, with the Vivo X50 Pro in particular delivering a micro-gimbal camera setup. This resulted in excellent image quality in low light and video recording without a judge.
Vivo confirmed that the X60 series would arrive before the end of the year, adding that it would offer a camera setup designed in collaboration with Carl Zeiss. Today is the day, since the company has now launched the X60 and X60 Pro in China.
Vivo X60 Series: What Can You Expect?
Vivo’s two phones share several features, such as an Exynos 1080 upper medium-sized SoC, 33W charging and a 6.56-inch FHD + 120Hz OLED panel with a center-mounted hole punch (host of a 32MP sensor). The company also spied on a camera system designed in collaboration with Zeiss, and the two phones also share features in this department.
Expect to see a 48MP camera with a second generation micro-gimbal setup, a 13MP 2x portrait lens and a 13MP ultra-wide shooter (120 degree field of view) on both phones. But the Vivo X60 Pro also gets an 8MP 5x periscope zoom lens that can up to 60x digital zoom. Interestingly, the brand also adds a feature to restore black-and-white photos and the ability to color these snaps.
Other notable shared features include a fingerprint sensor on the display, camera-based face lock, NFC, Bluetooth 5.1 and Vivos OriginOS Android skin.
Otherwise, the two phones are different in several other areas, with the Pro with a 4200 mAh battery compared to the standard model’s slightly larger 4,300 mAh battery, and a curved screen compared to the vanilla variant’s flat screen. The X60 Pro also has a glass back with a so-called satin finish that does not attract fingerprint grease. Furthermore, the Pro variant’s most important 48MP camera has a huge f / 1.48 aperture compared to the standard variant’s f / 1.79 aperture.
Expect to pay 3498 yuan (~ $ 536) for the 8 GB / 128 GB Vivo X60, 3798 yuan (~ $ 581) for the 8 GB / 256 GB option and 3,998 yuan (~ $ 612) for the 12 GB / 256 GB variants. Meanwhile, the Vivo X60 Pro will sell for 4498 yuan (~ $ 689) for the only 12 GB / 256 GB variant.
There is no word on global availability for these phones, but Vivo confirmed on Weibo that it will launch the X60 Pro Plus “in late January 2021.” The company suggested a Snapdragon 800 series processor in tow, presumably as the Snapdragon 888 SoC.