Last month, Samsung launched its first 5nm SOC named the Exynos 1080 and now, we have the first phones powered by this SOC. And if you thought Samsung would be the first to launch a phone with its first 5nm SOC, then you were wrong because the Vivo X60 series is now official in China, and both the X60 & X60 Pro are powered by the Exynos 1080 chipset. This is not the first time Vivo has gone with the Exynos chipset for its phones. In fact, the Vivo X30 series launched with the Exynos 980 SOC.
The design of the Vivo X60 from the rear is pretty similar to the X50 Pro because there is a similar rectangular camera module where the large primary sensor is on the top along with two smaller sensors. The only difference is that the X50 Pro had a periscope camera which is missing on the X60. This time Vivo has partnered with ZEISS for the optics and so the camera module also has the ZEISS branding. The X60 is also pretty slim at 7.36mm and weighs around 175.6 grams.
On the front, there is a flat display with a hole-punch cutout placed in the middle. It is a 6.56-inch flat AMOLED panel featuring Full-HD+ resolution and 92.76% screen-to-body ratio. The screen supports both HDR10 & HDR10+. Since it is an AMOLED panel, the fingerprint scanner is there under the screen. The refresh-rate is 120Hz.
As mentioned in the beginning, Exynos 1080 chipset powers this device and it is a 5nm SOC featuring the Mali-G78 GPU. There is also an integrated 5G modem so the Vivo X60 supports 5G. This chip is paired with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
Speaking of the cameras now, there is a triple camera setup on the rear that includes a primary 48 Megapixel shooter with 4-axis OIS & f/1.79 aperture, a 13 Megapixel ultra-wide camera with 120-degree FOV, & a 13 Megapixel telephoto camera with 2X Optical Zoom. On the front, there is a 32 Megapixel camera for selfies.
There is a 4,300mAh battery underneath and the phone supports 33W Fast Charging via the USB Type-C port.
Finally, OriginOS 1.0 based on Android 11 runs out of the box. The phone comes in two storage options in China and here is the pricing –
As the name shows, the X60 Pro comes with some extra features over the X60. First of all, the design is different since there is a curved display on the front instead of a flat panel. Also, while the design of the camera module is the same, there is now an extra periscope camera offering a higher optical zoom. The display specs are the same as the X60 i.e., a 6.56-inch AMOLED panel with 1080p resolution. Just like the X60, X60 Pro comes with the Exynos 1080 chipset but there is only one storage option i.e., 12GB RAM + 256GB ROM. Interestingly, the battery is smaller on the X60 Pro at 4,200mAh. It supports 33W fast charging just like the vanilla X60.
Well, the Vivo X60 Pro comes with an upgraded set of cameras so there is a primary 48 Megapixel shooter with the Sony IMX598 sensor and f/1.5 aperture. There is OIS as well. It is paired with a 13 Megapixel ultrawide camera, a 13 Megapixel 2X Telephoto camera, and an 8 Megapixel Periscope camera with 5X Optical Zoom. On the front, there is the same 32 Megapixel shooter.
There is only one storage option and the price in China is 4,498 Yuan ($690).
The pre-orders have begun in China and both the devices are going on sale starting January 5. There is also a third phone under this series named the X50 Pro+ but that is coming in January with the Snapdragon 888 SOC.