vivo just announced its flagship X50 family of smartphones – the vivo X50, X50 Pro and X50 Pro+. They are all defined by the exceptional photography capabilities and top-notch performance provided by the Snapdragon 865 chipset as well as 5G support thanks to the Snapdragon X55 modem.
vivo X50 Pro+
The vivo X50 Pro+ is the first phone to pack Samsung’s brand new 50MP ISOCELL GN1 1/1.3″ sensor. It’s the first to combine the ISOCELL and Tetracell and it can do 12.5MP stills in binned mode with huge 2.4µm pixels.
The company says that in combination with the motion deblur algorithm and continuous focus tracing make the videos and stills look amazing at night. Speaking of night, all X50 handsets support Super Night Mode and Astro Mode for clear pictures of the night sky.
A periscope zoom camera promises up to 60x hybrid zoom called Hyper Zoom. The camera itself has an 8MP sensor and F/3.0 lens with around 5x optical magnification (135mm). There’s also an 8MP ultrawide snapper with 120-degrees field of view that can also be used for macro shots since the camera is capable of autofocusing just 2.5cm away from the subject.
The fourth 13MP unit is a regular 2x zoom camera for those cases where 5x zoom is just too much.
vivo X50 Pro
The X50 Pro has another exciting setup – where the main camera has a gimbal-style stabilization that promises to deliver videos more stable than any of its competitors. It packs a slightly less impressive 48MP sensor – the Sony IMX598 – but offers a faster f/1.6 aperture. The gimbal system that extends the rotation angle and anti-shake area significantly compared to the standard OIS systems nowadays.
vivo X50 Pro
The other three cameras are almost identical with the small exception of the periscope module offering slightly slower f/3.4 aperture.
The vanilla X50 misses on the gimbal stabilization and the periscope zoom while the screen remains flat, without the curves to the sides. Still rocking the punch-hole in the upper-left corner of the screen, though.
The vivo X50’s key selling point is that it is the thinnest 5G phone with a thickness of just 7.49mm.
Pricing and availability
The vivo X50 Pro is offered in Black and Blue with just two memory variants – 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB. The proper X50 is also limited to just 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB coming in Black, Pink and Blue colors.