The Vivo X50 and Vivo X50 Pro launches in Europe and India alongside the Vivo TWS Neo Earphones
Vivo has been steadily making inroads in a lot of key markets, including India and its home market China. And the company has also been innovating with its product series. For instance, the Vivo X50 series sports an ambitious camera system, with the Pro variant coming in with a gimbal camera. The Vivo X50, Vivo X50 Pro, and X50 Pro+ were launched early last month in China. Now, Vivo is bringing over two of these devices to India and Europe, alongside the Vivo TWS Neo Earphones.
Vivo X50 Series: Specifications
|Specifications||Vivo X50||Vivo X50 Pro||Vivo X50 Pro+|
|Dimensions and Weight|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865|
|RAM and Storage|
|Battery and Charging|
|Front Camera||32MP, f/2.48||32MP, f/2.45||32MP, f/2.45|
|Android Version||Funtouch OS 10.5 on top of Android 10||Funtouch OS 10.5 on top of Android 10||Funtouch OS 10.5 on top of Android 10|
The highlight of the Vivo X50 series is the gimbal camera system on the X50 Pro. The main camera on this model utilizes a gimbal camera system that is modeled after a full-sized professional gimbal, which moves the camera module in the direction opposite to that of the shake, increasing the stability of the main camera. As against simpler OIS, a gimbal system widens the rotation angle and anti-shake area. Note that the Vivo X50 and X50 Pro+ do not have a gimbal camera — it’s only present on the middle phone. Consequently, the camera islands on the three phones have their own subtle differences — but otherwise, the design language is identical.
Vivo X50 Pro+
Vivo is also adding a Gimbal Radar within the camera UI, depicting it as an animated ball that reflects the gimbal’s movement. The idea behind it is to let users know when the frame is stable. There are other neat tricks at play too, like motion-deblur algorithms and continuous focus tracking to enhance the image and video clarity. Camera modes include Super Night Mode and Astro Mode, which enable users to capture photos of city and country scenes at night, respectively.
Vivo X50 Pro
If the new Gimbal system is only on the Vivo X50 Pro, what is the draw on the X50 Pro+? It’s the new 50MP ISOCELL GN1 sensor that has a big 1/1.3″ optical format and 1.2μm pixels — the sensor size is actually bigger than the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s 108MP sensor. Further, you also get a bump up to the Snapdragon 865 — while the other two phones come with the Snapdragon 765G, as well as a 120Hz display. However, note that the Pro+ variant is currently not available outside of China.
Of course, the standard Vivo X50 is the humblest sibling with a flat display, lack of gimbal OIS, and lack of a periscope lens.
Vivo X50 series: Pricing and Availability
In India, the new Vivo X50 series will be available for the following prices:
- Vivo X50 — Glaze Black and Frost Blue with Snapdragon 730:
- 8GB + 128GB: ₹34,990
- 8GB + 256GB: ₹37,990
- Vivo X50 Pro — Alpha Grey:
- 8GB + 256GB: ₹49,990
Both the devices have already gone on pre-booking and will go on sale starting July 24, 2020, across offline retail partners including Reliance, Croma, Vijay Sales, and others. Further, the devices will also be available for purchase from Vivo India’s e-store, Amazon.in, Flipkart, Paytm Mall, Tata Cliq, and others.
Launch offers for the devices include these for online purchases:
- Up to ₹4,000 Instant Cashback with HDFC & ICICI Bank
- Up to ₹3,000 additional exchange bonus
- V-shield – Exclusive complete mobile protection against all damages for a period of 6 months. Offer can be availed by paying ₹2,990 anytime during the first 6 months
- ₹2,000 off on TWS Neo with X50 series
- No Cost EMI up to 12 months
- Vodafone Idea Ltd.: Additional 2GB Data Offer
The Vivo X50 series will be available in certain regions of Europe such as Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.
Vivo TWS Neo Earphones
The Vivo TWS Neo mark Vivo’s entry into the truly wireless earphone segment, with a stemmed half in-ear design. These earphones are powered by Qualcomm QCC3046 platform and come with a 14.2mm driver unit, alongside AI noise cancellation. You also get Bluetooth 5.2 for a maximum range of 10m. Vivo is also claiming a latency of 88ms on its X50 series devices. For codec, these earbuds offer aptX Adaptive codec on supported devices.
The Vivo TWS Neo will be available in two colors — Moonlight White and Starry Blue. The earbuds will cost ₹5,990 in India and will be available from July 24 onwards.