Vivo may not be as well known as other mobile brands. However, we think it is a brand worth considering when choosing a new mobile to buy.
Within Vivo we find its X range, a range that has always stood out for the high quality of its cameras. Now the new Vivo X80 has just been announced in Europe, it looks like they will continue to offer those great cameras that we have already seen in previous models.
The company has already introduced the X80 and X80 Pro in China, and an even more powerful X80 Pro+ is on the way later this year. But before that, consider the global launch of the new X80 and X80 Pro.
When will the Vivo X80 be launched worldwide?
Vivo introduced for the first time the X80 and X80 Pro in China on April 25. Both phones are already on sale there.
Equally important, Vivo launched the phones worldwide on May 18with a progressive deployment on different markets, which differs for each of the two models to date:
Neither phone will launch in the US, with only the Pro model coming to Europe, although we don’t yet know which European countries will get the phone. Country-specific release dates will be confirmed in due course.
In any case, it is an advance to know that we will have the Vivo X80 Pro in Europe since the previous model, the Vivo X70, was not marketed in this territory.
There is also another phone to consider. Vivo took advantage of the launch of the phones in China to announce a third in the series: the X80 Pro+. However, we will have to wait a little longer for this model, which will be launched during the third quarter, that is, between July and September. It is very likely that this model is exclusive to China.
It’s a little surprising to see the X80 series so soon, not because it doesn’t fit into the series’ usual release cycle, but because it comes just weeks after the company launched the X Fold. , the X Note and the Pad in China. .all at the beginning of April.
How much does the Vivo X80 cost?
At the moment we only have the prices in China and India of the X80 and X80 Pro, the latter of which we have also converted approximately into dollars, although it depends on how the exchange rate is at each moment:
- Long live X80: from ¥3,699/₹59,999 (735$)
- Vivo X80 Pro: from ¥5,499/₹86,999 ($1,065)
Of course, we still don’t know how much the Pro+ will cost. However, thanks to a leak of @Shadow_Leak, we know the X80 Pro+ will start at 6,499 yen.
Its prediction for the X80 Pro was pretty close (¥5,699), correctly qualifying the price increase over the X70 series, so we suspect the leak might be true.
What are the specifications of the Vivo X80?
The X80 and X80 Pro being now official, we can get closer to what we could expect from the Pro+ when it was announced. Next, we tell you the news of each of the three phones.
The Vivo X80 is the cheapest phone in the series, but it’s not far behind in terms of quality.
It comes in three colors: black, orange, and green (though orange is exclusive to China). The finishes vary not only in color, but also in materials: the black model has a glass back, the orange is in vegan leather and the green has a ceramic structure.
The X80 features the flagship chipset MediaTek Dimension 9000, with 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM there 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB storage.
The screen is a FHD+ OLED curve of 6.78 inches with a refresh rate of 120Hz and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, so it should be pretty smooth.
The energy comes from a 4500mAh batterywith 80W fast wired charging but no wireless charging support.
As for the camera, there’s a triple-lens setup on the back. All three feature Zeiss’ T* lens coating, which reduces glare. The main camera uses the new Sony IMX866 RGBW 1/1.49in sensor. 50 MP with an f/1.75 lens with OIS.
This camera is joined by a 2x zoom portrait camera with an f/1.98 aperture, which uses the Sony IMX663 sensor. 12 megapixels and 1/2 inch, with gimbal type stabilization. Finally, there’s an ultra-panoramic camera 12 megapixels with a Sony IMX663 sensor and an aperture of f/2.0.
As for the front, it has a camera selfie with a sensor 32MP 1/2.8 inch and an f/2.5 lens.
In China, the phone comes with Android 12 running Vivo’s OriginOS Ocean, though the international launch is more likely to use the company’s FuntouchOS skin.
Vivo X80 Pro
The X80 Pro is quite similar to the X80, but with a few key improvements.
The design is particularly similar, with the same color and finish options -although in this case only the black model is launched globally-. Otherwise, the only real difference is that the camera module is slightly larger, to house an additional lens below the main camera ring.
There’s another change to the build, though it’s not visible: the X80 Pro boasts an IP68 rating, meaning it’s just as safe as phones when it comes to protection against water and dust.
In China, you can buy the X80 Pro with either the Dimensity 9000 or the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 inside, although only the Snapdragon iteration is hitting the global market.
RAM and storage options are similar, with 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB or 512 GB of storage, although only the 12+256GB variant is released globally.
The screen is the same size as the X80, 6.78 inches, but it was upgraded to a AMOLED LTPO 2.0, meaning it can lower its refresh rate to 1Hz to save power, and it has a higher QHD+ resolution.
It also includes another improvement. While the X80 includes an under-display fingerprint sensor, the X80 Pro is upgraded to an ultrasonic sensor with a significantly larger detection area, making it easier to reach the right spot on the screen. screen to register a fingerprint.
The battery is also slightly larger, with 4,700mAhand while wired charging is the same, at 80W, 50W wireless charging is also possible, with support for reverse charging.
However, the camera is the one that has improved the most. The main camera is completely different: it is also 50 MPbut uses the 1/1.3-inch Samsung ISOCELL CNG sensor with a bright f/1.57 aperture and OIS.
The 2x zoom camera is the same as the X80, but with a slightly wider f/1.85 aperture. However, there is also a 5x zoom periscope camera, with a sensor of 8MP optically stabilized at f/3.4 aperture.
Finally, its wide-angle lens also benefits from a major evolution: towards a Sony IMX598 sensor of 48MP with an aperture of f/2.2. However, the selfie camera is the same, a punch of 32MP af/2.5.
Like the X80, the Pro comes with Android 12 and OriginOS Ocean.
Vivo X80 Pro+
The X80 Pro+ is likely to offer a few key improvements over the regular Pro, although we don’t know which ones.
Although we saw leaks for the Pro+ before the initial launch, some of them turned out to be for the Pro after all, making it clear that it could still refer to the next phone.
The camera is likely to get the bulk of upgrades, and an old leak predicted it will use Samsung’s GN1 sensor. 50 MP, with an even wider f/1.3 aperture. We have also heard of a camera selfie from 44MP, which has not been seen on any of the current X80 phones.
There aren’t many more Pro+ leaks that seem plausible after the launch of the X80 and X80 Pro, so it looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer for more updates on this phone.