Chinese smartphone vendor Vivo is targetting photography enthusiasts with its latest 5G-enabled handsets X30 series.
Priced from 3,298 yuan ($470), the X30 series features what the company calls a "super telephoto periscope" lens that supports a 60x zoom.
It is powered by the Samsung Exynos 980 chip, which is jointly developed by Vivo and Samsung. Exynos 980 supports both nonstandalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) networking modes. The Exynos 980 chip has has an integrated 5G modem, which can enable peak downloading speeds of 2.55Gbps in a sub-6GHz spectrum. It can also improve energy efficiency.
The two models are almost the same phone, the major difference is that the Pro has a 5x periscope camera. It shoots 12MP photos at a native focal length of 135mm, but digital zoom can go up to 60x magnification.
A defining feature of the X30 camera setup is the 50mm portrait camera. It has a high resolution 32MP sensor and a bright f/2.0 aperture. The autofocus locks onto the eyes of your subjects and will track them as they move. There’s a bokeh feature too.
Note that since the 50mm portrait cam on the non-Pro model is its only zoom camera, it tops out at 2x optical and 20x digital zoom.
The main camera of both phones packs a 64MP sensor and a 26.4mm lens with f/1.8 aperture. The Super Night mode can stack 12-16 photos to reduce the noise in the dark. There’s also “Hyper HDR”, which specializes in shooting against the sun or bright lights at night.
Then there’s the 8MP ultrawide-angle camera, 16mm or 108° (after perspective correction), which takes 8MP photos. Finally, the 32MP selfie camera lives in a tiny punch hole.
Both smartphones have a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display (2,400 × 1,080.) It boasts 800 nits of brightness, going up to a maximum of 1,200 nits local brightness. The phones run on the Funtouch OS 10 OS (based on Android 9.0) and feature USB Type-C, Wi-Fi, and 3.5mm stereo mini-jacks.
Both phones feed off a 4,350mAh battery, which supports 33W Flash Charge through the USB-C port. There’s also a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack.
The two phones come out in China later this month. The vivo X30 Pro comes out first (December 24) and will cost CNY 4,000 for the 8/128GB model and CNY 4,300 for the 8/256GB option.
The vivo X30 will be available only in 8/128GB configuration at first, starting on December 28 at a price of CNY 3,300. There’s an 8/256GB version in the cards targeting CNY 3,600.
Vivo has already unveiled several 5G devices in China, such as the iQOO Pro that targets middle-range consumers. The NEX 3 5G model is also positioned to appeal to the premium segment.