The Vivo X60 series launched in December last year, and initially, only the X60 & X60 Pro launched in China. Later, Vivo also launched the X60 Pro+, which had the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SOC and a 50 Megapixel Samsung GN1 sensor. Today, Vivo launched the X70 series in China, and this series once again offers three phones under it – the Vivo X70, X70 Pro, and the X70 Pro+. All these phones come with ZEISS optics and have high-end chipsets.
Interestingly, these three phones have chips from three different companies. The vanilla X70 has the Dimensity 1200 by MediaTek, the X70 Pro has Exynos 1080 SOC by Samsung, and the X7 Pro+ has the Snapdragon 888+ by Qualcomm.
Starting off with the X70, since it is the cheapest phone among the three, it has a design that shows it. It is not boxy as the other two phones as the corners are more curved. There is a flat display on the front with a hole punch in the middle, and on the back, the phone has a triple camera setup placed in a rectangular camera island. There is also a triple flash module on the back. The camera module has the ZEISS branding too. The phone is quite thin at 7.55mm and is also not very heavy at 181g. You don’t get a headphone jack on this phone, so the only port that’s present is the Type-C port.
In terms of the specs, there is a 6.56-inch AMOLED with up to 120Hz refresh rate and 2376 x 1080 pixels resolution. Under the hood, you get the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G chipset, and paired with this SOC is 8GB or 12GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The battery size is 4,440mAh, and the phone supports 44W fast charging as well.
Speaking of the cameras, Vivo X70 has a triple camera setup on the back where the primary camera has a custom 40 Megapixel Sony IMX766V sensor with f/1.89 aperture lens and Vivo’s 5-Axis stabilization that lets you experience a gimbal-like stabilization in your phone’s camera. The second camera has a 12 Megapixel sensor, and it is used for ultrawide shots. The third 12 Megapixel telephoto lens has 2X Optical Zoom. For selfies, you get a 32 Megpaixel camera on the front.
Finally, OriginOS 1.0 runs out of the box, which is based on Android 11. In terms of the colors, Vivo X70 comes in three colors – Nebula, White, and Black. The pricing for China is as follows –
8GB + 128GB – ¥3699 ($573)
8GB + 256GB – ¥3999 ($620)
12GB + 256GB – ¥4299 ($666)
VIVO X70 PRO – DESIGN, SPECIFICATIONS & PRICING
Next up, we have the X70 Pro, which doesn’t look much different compared to the X70, but it is boxier in terms of looks, and also, there is a curved display on the front instead of a flat panel. The camera module on the back has an extra camera as well, and this time, instead of a normal telephoto camera, the X70 Pro has a periscope camera offering more optical zoom. The color options remain the same as for the X70.
The display on the front is the same as on the X70 in terms of the specs, so the only difference is that it is curved on the sides. The chipset is the Exynos 1080 from Samsung, and this is the same chip that we saw powering the X60 Pro as well. It is based on the 5nm manufacturing process and offers an octa-core CPU clocked at up to 2.8GHz. While the RAM options are the same, the X70 Pro has LPDDR5 RAM, not LPDDR4X. For storage, you can choose between 256GB or 512GB. There is a 4,450mAh battery with 44W fast charging support.
Speaking of the cameras, Vivo X70 Pro has a Quad camera setup on the back where the primary camera has a 50 Megapixel Sony IMX766V sensor with the same 5-axis stabilization as in the case of the regular X70. The second camera is a 12 Megapixel ultrawide, and the third camera has a 12 Megapixel Sony IMX663 sensor with a 50mm lens, and this one is for portrait shots. Finally, there is an 8 Megapixel periscope-style zoom lens offering 5X Optical Zoom, and this one has OIS as well. There is a 32 Megapixel camera for selfies.
Vivo X70 Pro has the same three color options as the X70 and here is the pricing for China –
8GB + 128GB – ¥4299 ($666)
8GB + 256GB – ¥4599 ($712)
12GB + 256GB – ¥4799 ($743)
12GB + 512GB – ¥5299 ($821)
VIVO X70 PRO+ – DESIGN, SPECIFICATIONS & PRICING
Last, but not least, we have the Vivo X70 Pro+, which is Vivo’s highest-end flagship phone right now, featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus SOC. Design-wise as well, Vivo has tried to make this model way different than the other two. First of all, there are three color options, and all three have a leather-like finish on the back. Moreover, the camera module extends all the way to the other side, and that extended part has the texts “Pro+” and “Vivo | Zeiss Co-engineered.”
On the front, there is a curved display with a centered hole punch cutout. The phone is also IP68 rated for protection against dust and water.
Speaking of the display, this one is an incredible panel, so sit back and read these specs. It is a 6.78-inch 10-bit E5 AMOLED with a resolution of 1440 X 3200 pixels, up to 120Hz refresh rate, 517PPI pixel density, and a 300Hz touch-sampling-rate. Since it is an LTPO panel, the refresh rate can go as low a 1Hz and as high as 120Hz when needed. There is a peak brightness of 1,500 nits as well. There should not be any doubt that this is definitely one of the best displays ever seen on a smartphone, at least, that’s what the specifications of this display tell us.
Under the hood, there is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus SOC which is paired with 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB or 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. The phone also gets the Vivo V1 ISP chip. The battery size is 4,500mAh, and you get 55W fast charging as well as 50W fast wireless charging.
The camera setup on the back includes a primary 1/1.3″ 50 Megapixel Samsung GN1 sensor, a secondary 48 Megapixel Sony IMX598 sensor with an ultrawide lens, a 12 Megapixel Portrait camera with a 50mm lens, and finally, an 8 Megapixel periscope camera with 5X Optical Zoom. Speaking of stabilization, Vivo went all out and added Optical Image Stabilization for all four cameras. There is a 32 Megapixel camera for selfies.
Finally, speaking of its pricing, it comes in three colors – Black, Orange, and Blue. Here is the price for China –
8GB + 256GB – ¥5499 ($852)
12GB + 256GB – ¥5999 ($929)
12GB + 512GB -¥6999 ($1,084)
Vivo X70 will go on sale in China on the 30th of September, whereas the X70 Pro & X70 Pro+ on the 17th.