Vivo has officially unveiled its first flagship phone of 2020 in the X50 series. As expected, the phone’s crown jewel is none other than its primary camera’s almighty stabilization system, which Vivo says is comparable to professional gimbals and chameleons’ eyes. But it’s not the first time we have seen this feature, the gimbal-like stabilization made its debut on Vivo’s Apex 2020 concept phone, but it was limited to online only due to the ongoing pandemic; now the same feature will ship commercially.
Out of the bunch — three to be specific — the X50 Pro+ uses Samsung’s new 50MP 1/1.3-inch ISOCELL GN1 sensor, unveiled just a week ago, for its main camera. The phone’s gimbal setup uses the on-screen “radar” that portrays the lens’ movement and shows when a shot will achieve stability. There’s also periscope telephoto cameras on both X50 Pro+ and X50 Pro, whilst the X50 misses out on it.
Vivo has remained silent over the phones’ full specs, but the X50 Pro+ brings the Snapdragon 865 chipset paired alongside the prerequisite X55 5G modem. The panel offers a 120Hz refresh rate with HDR10+ support. Vivo also claims that the vanilla X50 is the slimmest 5G phone in the market at 7.49mm thick; on the other hand, this also points out the phone could be a mid-ranger with Snapdragon 765 chipset.
Besides that, Vivo is yet to reveal any information — including the price and the release date — about the X50 lineup, so the only thing we can do is wait. Vivo has a good track record of pushing the envelope in terms of new hardware, which later on becomes widely adopted among the smartphone industries, so the phone’s gimbal stabilization is something that piques our interest. And we will try to get a hands-on if it ever ends up in Nepal.