Vivo had promised a shock announcement for this afternoon and the manufacturer did not lie. It has indeed just lifted the veil on the Vivo X60 Pro + , an elegant, powerful smartphone that could well redefine the contours of mobile photography.
Still little known in France, Vivo nevertheless stands out as one of the most innovative manufacturers on the market.
After launching one of the first smartphones without a notch with the Vivo NEX S and after being the first to offer a mechanically stabilized sensor on the X51 5G, the giant is therefore coming back to the charge with an extremely attractive flagship.
A Vivo X60 Pro + with a neat look
Aesthetically, to begin with, the Vivo X60 Pro + incorporates all the current codes: borderless curved screen, tiny punch, both thin and light chassis, it has nothing to envy to the large high-end devices on the market.
Better yet, Vivo even allowed a little coquetry by covering the back of his phone with a “vegetable leather” similar to that found on the orange version of the excellent Find X2 Pro . Leather available, this time, in two distinct colors: blue or orange.
The ergonomics remain close to that of the Vivo X51 5G, which we will come back to in detail at the end of next week. The physical buttons are all collected on the right edge. The fingerprint reader is obviously not forgotten and Vivo has chosen to integrate it directly into the phone panel for more convenience.
A technical sheet without compromise
The technical base remains formidable. The screen therefore reaches 6.56 inches and Vivo has of course opted for an AMOLED panel capable of displaying Full HD +, with the added bonus of a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The X60 Pro + will therefore go a little further than the X51 on this ground since the latter was confined to 90 Hz.
But the real difference lies above all in the SoC on board. The X60 Pro + naturally opts for a Snapdragon 888 and therefore for the latest high-end SoC from Qualcomm. A SoC supported, with the choice, by 8 or 12 GB of RAM. As for the storage, it is between 128 and 256 GB depending on the variants, in UFS 3.1, but without the possibility of extending it through a micro SD card.
Added to the list is a 4,200mAh battery compatible with 55W fast charging, facial recognition system, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, aptX HD, LDAC and AAC support , all under OriginOS 1.0 and with Android 11 on board.
However, it is not this processor alone that prompts respect. The X60 Pro + also has the particularity of going quite far on the photographic side.
An extraordinary photo module
The optics of the main sensor are of course developed in partnership with Zeiss and have thus undergone the optician's anti-reflective treatment. Processing which should, logically, have a direct impact on the quality of the shots delivered by the photo module.
As the main sensor, we find a Samsung ISOCELL GN1 reaching a definition of 50 million pixels and coupled with an optics with a completely crazy aperture, an aperture reaching f / 1.57. The sensor is also larger than usual and reaches 1 / 1.3 ″. Unsurprisingly, pixel bining responds present and it will thus be possible to merge four pixels into one to recover more light.
It will also be recalled that Vivo yesterday published a series of several photos taken with the X60 Pro + .
The second sensor is an IMX598 of 48 million pixels supplied by Sony and coupled to an optical equivalent to a 14 mm, with a field of view of the order of 114 ° and an aperture set at f / 2.2, but also an OIS operating on four different axes.
The third sensor is a bit special. It indeed reaches a definition of 32 million pixels and it is surmounted by an optical equivalent to a 50 mm with an aperture at f / 2.08. Entirely turned towards portraits, he should excel in this use.
The fourth and last sensor is limited to a definition of 8 million pixels, but it has the particularity of being coupled to a periscope zoom offering a 5x optical zoom, an OIS and an aperture at f / 3.4, with a superzoom function capable to achieve 60x magnification.
As for the front camera, it reaches 32 million pixels and it comes with an optics opening at f / 2.45.
Another interesting point, the four sensors placed at the back come with an autofocus and a video stabilization function. The Vivo X60 Pro + will also be able to shoot in 8K and output slow motion in 1080p.
A contained price
For the moment, only China will be able to benefit from it. The base model, with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, will be priced at 4,998 yuan, against 5,998 yuan for the version combining 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Or a price between 635 and 762 € by applying the conversion rates currently in force. Of course, with the additional taxes, the final European price should be a little higher, but it will be necessary to wait for an announcement from Vivo to have the confirmation.
Pre-orders will open in China this Saturday.