The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has announced its new top model for the German market with the Vivo X60 Pro 5G. Like its predecessor, the device comes with a gimbal camera, but now with Zeiss optics.
Vivo has been active in Germany since October 2020 and presented its top model X51 5G at the start. The successor X60 Pro5 follows, which is optically based on the X51, has improved in many respects. In terms of price, the manufacturer remains just below the 800 euro mark with the smartphone. What’s in it?
Upper-Class Equipment In A Slim Case
The Vivo X60 Pro 5G has a 6.56-inch OLED display from Samsung (E3), which comes with a Full HD Plus resolution of 2,376 x 1,080 pixels. As it befits a high-end device, it supports a refresh rate of 120 Hertz and is up to 1,300 nits bright in the peak. It also has support for HDR-10 and -Plus.
With the Snapdragon 870, Vivo does not install Qualcomm’s latest top chip Snapdragon 888, as the “drive,” but at least the next best performance. The Snapdragon 870 is a derivative of the Snapdragon 865 Plus and has, among other things, received a higher clock rate. In contrast to the Snapdragon 888, the 5G modem is not part of the chip but is combined with the Snapdragon X55 as a dedicated baseband. The chip is accompanied by 256 gigabytes of UFS 3.1 memory and twelve gigabytes of DDR4X RAM – a micro SD card slot is not on board the relatively light and 7.6-millimeter thin device at 177 grams.
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Triple Camera With The Gimbal In Cooperation With Zeiss
Following the official announcement of the cooperation between Vivo and the camera specialist Zeiss in December 2020, the X60 Pro 5G is the first model whose camera was jointly developed. “The new camera system meets the Zeiss image quality standards and ensures exceptional image sharpness and clarity,” explains the manufacturer.
The 48-megapixel primary camera with Sony’s IMX-589 sensor and f / 1.48 aperture is stabilized, like its predecessor, by a gimbal that has been improved compared to the X51, according to the manufacturer. The gimbal stabilization is supposed to improve the quality, especially in night mode and when filming. With the help of the gimbal, among other things, it is possible to compensate for movements better than with classic optical image stabilization and software.
The wide-angle camera is accompanied by a 120-degree ultra-wide-angle (f / 2.2) and a portrait lens (f / 2.46), each with 13 megapixels. The selfie camera, which is embedded in the screen via a punch hole, has a resolution of 32 megapixels.
Portrait shots should be able to be shot with the X60 Pro 5G in the style of the “Zeiss Biotar.” It’s an iconic look with a sharp portrait and a rotating bokeh effect.
Additional features include Wi-Fi 6 (WLAN 802.11 ax), Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS, and dual SIM support. The X60 Pro 5G battery has a capacity of 4,200 mAh and can be charged with 33 watts using the power adapter included in the scope of delivery.
Major Android Updates For 3 Years
On the software side, Vivo’s in-house user interface Funtouch OS is preinstalled in version 11.1, which is based on Android 11. Like Google and Samsung, the manufacturer promises a three-year upgrade guarantee, which means that the X60 Pro 5G should also receive versions 13 and 14 after Android 12.
According to the manufacturer, the Vivo X60 Pro 5G will go on sale in June for 799 euros in black (Midnight Black) and blue (Shimmer Blue). Fun fact for football fans: The X60 Po is the official smartphone of Uefa Euro 2020. In addition to the X60, Vivo also has a cheaper device in its luggage: The Y72 also has Zeiss optics on board and comes with a Mediatek Dimensity 700 chip, a 6.58-inch FHD Plus display 5,000 mAh battery. It costs 299 euros and should be available in July.