The Vivo X60 series will run OriginOS, Vivo’s successor to FuntouchOS
Earlier this year in September, Vivo rolled out a Funtouch OS 11 beta based on Android 11 to the Nex 3S 5G and the iQOO 3. A month later, the company launched the Vivo V20 and beat Google to become the first OEM to ship a new device running Android 11 out of the box. The Vivo V20 ran a stable build of Funtouch OS 11, which included a couple of additional features on top of the ones introduced in Android 11. But even though Vivo has already shipped Functouch OS 11 beta and stable builds to a handful of devices, a recent Vivo X60 series leak suggests that the company may replace it with a new Android skin in the coming months.
Live images of the upcoming Vivo X60 series devices recently surfaced on Weibo (via GSMArena). One of the images showcases the Vivo X60 and X60 Pro side-by-side, with the former featuring a flat display and the latter rocking a curved panel. Both devices feature a centered hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera, but only the non-pro variant looks to have an orange accented power button.
The second image showcases the Vivo X60 Pro running the company’s new Android skin, called OriginOS. While the image reveals no further details about the software, it’s safe to assume that it will be based on Android 11. GSMArena speculates that Vivo’s upcoming software release will feature a completely new design with simplified aesthetics to cater to users outside the company’s home market.
Since it wouldn’t make sense for Vivo to maintain two different Android 11-based skins, the company might end Funtouch OS 11 development and push OriginOS to devices that have already received the Android 11 update following the official reveal. The company is scheduled to showcase the new X60 series and OriginOS at an event in Shenzhen, China on November 18.