vivo just announced its flagship X50 family of smartphones – the vivo X50, X50 Pro and X50 Pro+. The last two are defined by the exceptional photography capabilities, while the first one is the slimmest 5G phone to date.
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 f/2.5 unit is a dedicated portrait camera and judging by the focal length, it offers 2x optical zoom so you don’t have to get in the face of the subject..
Beyond photography we are looking at a 6.56″ OLED display and a Snpadragon 865 chipset. The Pro+ runs Funtouch OS 10.5 on top of Android 10.
vivo X50 Pro
The X50 Pro has another exciting camera 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.
The other three cameras are almost identical with the small exception of the periscope module offering slightly slower f/3.4 aperture. And the selfie cam is 32MP with f/2.5 aperture.
While the X50 Pro shares the extremely curved OLED of 1080 x 2376px resolution with built-in fingerprint sensor, it comes with a Snapdragon 765G chipset.
A 4,315 mAh battery keeps the lights on and supports 33W fast charging with the charger in the box. While not explicitly confirmed we believe the Pro+ has the exact same battery capacity and charging speeds.
The vanilla X50 misses on the gimbal stabilization and the periscope zoom and has design as its key selling point.
In fact the vanilla vivo X50 is the thinnest 5G phone measuring just 7.49mm. It too runs on the Snapdragon 765G chipset and packs a 6.56-inch AMOLED of the same resolution as its siblings, only this time the panel is flat.
The punch-hole houses a 32MP camera just like on the X50 Pro and X50 Pro+. There’s the smallest of differences in the aperture – the X50 has an F/2.48 lens vs F/2.45 for the Pro phones.
Around the you get the same 48MP sensor with f/1.6 aperture as on the X50 Pro but it uses standard OIS instead of the advanced solution on the more premium phone. The ultrawide and the 13MP “short” telephoto cameras remain the same.
The juice is provided by a 4,200 mAh battery that can be charged at 33W with the included charging brick.
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.