vivo announces X50, X50 Pro and X50 Pro+ with unique cameras

Ro, 01 June 2020

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.

vivo X50-series debut, gimbal-stabilized cam for the Pro, new 50MP sensor for the Pro+

The company says that in combination with the motion deblur algorithm and continuous focus tracking 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.

vivo X50-series debut, gimbal-stabilized cam for the Pro, new 50MP sensor for the Pro+

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 Snapdragon 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.

vivo X50 Pro vivo X50 Pro
vivo X50 Pro

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.

vivo X50-series debut, gimbal-stabilized cam for the Pro, new 50MP sensor for the Pro+

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.

vivo X50

The vanilla X50 misses on the gimbal stabilization and the periscope zoom and has design as its key selling point.

vivo X50-series debut, gimbal-stabilized cam for the Pro, new 50MP sensor for the Pro+

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.

vivo announces X50, X50 Pro and X50 Pro with unique cameras

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.

vivo announces X50, X50 Pro and X50 Pro with unique cameras

Around the back 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 vanilla vivo X50 is available in 8GB/128GB version for CNY3,498 ($490) and 8GB/256GB at CNY3,898 ($550). It's sales begin on June 6 and available colors are Black, Pink and Blue

The vivo X50 Pro is offered in Black and Blue with the same two memory variants - 8GB/128GB for CNY4,298 ($600) and 8GB/256GB costing CNY4,698 ($660). Sales for that one start on June 12.

The pricier X50 Pro+, on the other hand, has an additional 12GB/256GB variant selling for CNY 5,998 ($840) while the 128GB and the 256GB will set you back for CNY 4,998($700) and CNY 5,498($770), respectively. Actual availability is coming in July.


Reader comments

In reality, S20 ultra is giving inferior performance in many cases compared to S20 plus except zoom. Look how sharp the video is on the Find X2 pro at night where most cameras struggle. S20 ultra might be bri...

Thanks! Btw my find x2 pro I did comparisons myself with real s20ultra and p40pro. I am on par or same or better or 2% worse. Thats amateur compare but good enough for me to justice my pricey find x2 pro. I do same photos and crop 200% and compare ...

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  • 03 Jun 2020
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Both X50Pro and X50Pro+ come with a periscope 5x optical zoom, which is among the most wanted features of a 2020 smartphone camera setup. If you have used a phone with a periscope zoom, you really don't want to buy a new phone without one. It is diff...

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