Vivo has announced that its latest flagship, the X70 Pro+, is the world's first smartphone to feature optical image stabilization (OIS) across all four of its rear cameras.
The new model has Zeiss optics and Zeiss T* lens coating like previous models but the main camera is further enhanced by an SLR-grade high-transmittance glass lens to reduce chromatic aberration.
Vivo X70 Pro Plus
The X70 Pro+ comes with a 48-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, which is further stabilized by Vivo's now-signature micro gimbal; a 50-megapixel f/1.57 main camera powered by a large Samsung GN1 sensor (as featured on the X50 Pro+); a 12-megapixel f/1.6 portrait camera with the much newer Sony IMX663; and an 8-megapixel f/3.4 5x zoom periscopic camera.
All four cameras of X70 Pro support electronic stabilization for video shooting and the main camera can film at up to 8K resolution. It also packs Vivo's very own "V1" AI imaging chip for better noise reduction in low-light video recording, as well as more efficient motion smoothing in video playback and gaming.
Experts claimed that Vivo's selection of bokeh effects look fun, as they were apparently meant to mimic classic Zeiss lenses. The X60 series already introduced the "swirly" Biotar filter, and with the new X70 series, you also get the "anamorphic" Distagon, the "genuine" Planar and the "creamy" Sonnar. Apparently, Zeiss took part in developing these bokeh effects, so that should speak for their faithfulness.
There is a 32-megapixel f/2.45 punch-hole selfie camera at the top of a 6.78-inch screen on the other side of the X70 Pro+. This 3,200 x 1,400 AMOLED panel offers better colors (10-bit or 1 billion colors) and brightness than before, thanks to Samsung's latest E5 LTPO tech. It also delivers a refresh rate of up to 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of up to 300Hz, which should deliver some silky smooth scrolling and gaming.
The Android 11-based X70 Pro+ comes with many other flagship elements, namely a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ processor, fast LPDDR5 RAM, IP68 dustproof and waterproof, stereo speakers and a dedicated Hi-Fi chip. There's even an infrared remote feature to let you control home appliances the old-fashioned way.
It is also equipped with a 4,500mAh battery supported by Vivo's 55W FlashCharge and 50W Wireless FlashCharge. The latter requires a special charging stand, which packs two coils to handle both portrait and landscape orientations. The Qi pad can also be used with the trade-off being a slower charging rate, obviously. The phone itself does 10W reverse wireless charging, should you need to revive other phones, smartwatches, or wireless earbuds.
The Vivo X70 Pro+, buyers get the choice between 8GB RAm= 256GB storage variant for Rs 62,700, 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant for Rs 68,300 and 12GB RAm + 512GM storage variant Rs 79,700.
The Vivo X70 Pro Plus is available in black, blue, or orange colorways. The X70 and X70 Pro can be had in Artique White, Cosmic Black, or iridescent Aurora Dawn finishes. The X70 Pro version sold in China will be powered by a Samsung Exynos 1080, and it also includes a V1 chip.
In markets like India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates, among others, the Vivo's X70 series will initially roll out. The company did not give any details on European launch just yet but Vivo might want to plan one soon to keep up with the likes of Oppo and Xiaomi.