Vivo X60 Pro+ arrives with Snapdragon 888 & 50MP GN1 sensor
The camera setup on this device is really promising on paper
January 22, 2021
4998 Yuan ($770)
Just before the end of last year, Vivo launched the X60 & X60 Pro smartphones featuring the Exynos 1080 SOCs & today, Vivo unveiled its highest-end flagship of this year, the X60 Pro+. So this is the successor of last year’s X50 Pro+ which had the camera as its main USP. That phone featured a 50 Megapixel Samsung’s GN1 sensor. The Vivo X60 Pro+ retains that sensor so it has the same 50 Megapixel GN1 sensor on the back but there are some other major upgrades such as the 5nm Snapdragon 888 SOC, a 48 Megapixel UltraWide camera with Sony IMX598 sensor, 5X Optical Zoom, 55W charging & more.
Comparing the design to the X60 Pro, the X60 Pro+ has a bigger camera module on the rear because there are two big camera sensors. Just like the X60 Pro, there is ZEISS branding on the camera module. The phone comes in only two colors but both the color options have a back panel that is having a leather finish so it really gives a premium look and feel to this phone. On the front, there is a similar design so the Vivo X60 Pro+ has a curved display with a centered hole-punch cutout.
There is no change in the display size or resolution when compared to the screen on X60 Pro. So there is a 6.56-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate & 240Hz touch-sampling-rate. The display supports both HDR10 and HDR10+, and the screen-to-body ratio is 92.7%.
Under the hood, there is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SOC which is a 5nm chipset featuring an Integrated 5G modem and extremely powerful CPU with Cortex-X1 Prime core. This chip is paired with 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. There is a 4,200mAh battery that can be charged rapidly, thanks to the support for 55W fast wired charging. There is no Wireless Charging support.
Let’s talk about the main USP of this phone, those cameras. Vivo X60 Pro+ has a Quad camera setup on the rear that includes a primary 50 Megapixel camera with the 1/1.3″ Samsung GN1 sensor, a large f/1.57 aperture & Optical Image Stabilization. This camera is paired with a 48 Megapixel Sony IMX598 sensor that is there for ultra-wide-angle photos. This one has the Gimbal Stabilization that we saw last year in the Vivo X50 series. Then there is an 8 Megapixel Periscope camera which offers 5X Optical Zoom and up to 60X Digital Zoom. This one has Optical Image Stabilization, just like the primary sensor.
Finally, there is a 32 Megapixel Telephoto lens with 2X Optical Zoom. The phone is capable of shooting up to 8K videos. On the front, there is a single 32 Megapixel camera.
Android 11 based OriginOS 1.0 runs out of the box and did we mention that in the box, you get the Charging adapter, USB Type-C headphones, Type-C to 3.5mm adapter, a protective case and the charging cable?
Finally, speaking of the pricing and availability, the phone comes in two storage options, and here is the pricing for the Chinese market –
8GB RAM + 128GB ROM – 4,998 Yuan ($770)
12GB RAM + 256GB ROM – 5,998 Yuan ($925)
The phone is up for pre-order in China and there is no word from Vivo on its launch outside the Chinese market.