Though there are only a few days left before 2020 ends, the China-based first-tier smartphone makers have prepared a lot of surprises. Just a day ago, Xiaomi released the world’s first Snapdragon 888 smartphone, namely the Xiaomi Mi 11. And today, following the schedule, VIVO released the world’s first Samsung Exynos 1080 smartphone series, the VIVO X60. It includes two models – the standard version and the Pro version. This series can boast of a 5nm chip, Micro PTZ 2.0, Zeiss lens, and brand new OriginOS system.
VIVO X60 Design
In terms of appearance, the VIVO X60 series adopts a brand-new design, with “return to the original” as the overall design concept. The front carries a mid-pole sun screen. The front cameras are arranged in the center. The front and rear have a 3D curvature. The back also uses a satin AG technology.
As the flagship of the X series, the VIVO X60 and X60 Pro are extremely thin and light. The Pro version is 7.59mm thick and weighs 178 grams, while the X60 is 7.36mm thick. Thus, we are dealing with the thinnest 5G smartphone at present.
The X60 series has three color options: Force, Huacai, and Low Light.
VIVO X60 Screen
In terms of screen, the X60 series is equipped with a 6.56-inch curved sun screen. It comes with an AMOLED E3 material, a resolution of 2376×1080, a screen-to-body ratio of 92.7%, a typical brightness of 500nits, a peak brightness of 1300nites, a contrast of 6 million:1, and supports 100% DCI-P3 area.
Goodix has always been favored by VIVO for its leading technology and innovative products. The X60 flagship series adopts the under-screen optical fingerprint solution provided by Goodix Technology. It comes with high-performance smart audio amplifier and a smart call and recording enhancement solutions. Both parties are committed to bringing the latest technological experience to consumers.
In terms of refresh rate, the VIVO X60 series supports 120Hz high-refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and HDR10+ certification. It has passed the GS Eye Care Display certification, which effectively reduces blue light harmful to human eyes.
VIVO X60 Performance
The VIVO X60 series comes with Samsung’s Exynos 1080 processor. It is a 5nm flagship processor customized by VIVO. The chip uses a 1+3+4 three-cluster architecture and consists of a Cortex-A78 core with the highest performance (the highest frequency is 2.8GHz). It consists of three high-performance Cortex-A78 cores and four high-efficiency Cortex-A55 cores, and the integrated GPU is Mali-G78 10-core.
In addition, the Exynos 1080 integrates Samsung’s latest 5G NSA/SA dual-mode modem, which supports download speeds of up to 5.1Gbps. Apart from supporting 5G NR Sub-6 and millimeter wave (mmWave), it also supports 2G, 3G, and 4G to achieve greater global network coverage.
The Exynos 1080 has a performance of 700,000 points and is one of the most powerful 5G processors at present.
In other aspects, the X60 series also supports 12GB LPDDR4 memory, UFS 3.1 flash storage, etc. It supports memory fusion, application preload 2.0 and other optimization technologies.
As for 5G, in addition to the SA/NSA dual-mode, the X60 series also integrates quad-band antennas and dual-band Wi-Fi antennas.
The VIVO X60 Pro sports a 4300mAh battery that supports 33W FlashCharge.
VIVO X60 Camera
Photography is the biggest highlight of the VIVO X60 series. This generation has brought a number of major feature upgrades, including Micro PTZ 2.0, Zeiss lens, and Super Night View.
The VIVO X60 Pro has a 32-megapixel selfie lens on the front, which supports a variety of beauty effects. The rear has a 48-megapixel main camera (ultra stable micro-pan) f/1.48 ultra-large aperture, a 13MP 0.6X ultra-wide angle lens, an 8MP 5X periscope sensor, and a 13MP 2X portrait lens.
Let’s first talk about the Micro PTZ 2.0 technology. The previous X50 series launched the Micro PTZ technology. Compared with the traditional OIS, the Micro PTZ can not only realize the “X-axis and Y-axis bidirectional movement”, but also realize the rotation around two axes, forming the axial movement of YAW and PITCH. So it can achieve a multi-dimensional “stereoscopic image stabilization” effect, which better solves the image stabilization problem encountered by users when taking pictures and shooting videos.
However, the previous X50 Pro did not use the first-gen Micro PTZ technology. This time, the VIVO X60 Pro has no regrets, and comes with the first release of the Micro PTZ 2.0.
Compared with the previous version, the 2.0 version of the micro gimbal saves about 40% of the board area, reduces the thickness by 1mm, and can be used in the 7.59mm ultra-thin body.
In addition, the Micro PTZ 2.0 has been upgraded to F/1.48 aperture, which has increased the light input by 16.8% compared to the previous F/1.6 aperture. The AOA high-precision assembly process also improves the edge aberration of the large aperture lens.
Relying on the image stabilization capability of the Micro PTZ 2.0, the VIVO X60 Pro has upgraded the four-axis image stabilization, while also continuing the previous generation of five-axis VIS.
In addition to Micro PTZ 2.0, the VIVO X60 series also chose the century-old Carl Zeiss cooperation. The two parties jointly brought the “Vivo Zeiss Joint Imaging System” and brought Zeiss certified optical lenses, which can reduce astigmatism and field curvature and distortion, as well as provide the unique Zeiss “imaging style”.
In addition, the camera design of the VIVO X60 series draws on the iconic design elements of Tessar lenses, increasing the number of lenses in the camera. It also upgrades all lenses to more expensive aspheric lenses, which makes it easier to correct aberrations.
In terms of coating, the VIVO X60 lens also uses Zeiss’s iconic T coating, which greatly improves the transmittance of the lens and reduces glare, thereby significantly improving the image quality.
Finally, the X60 series reproduced the dreamy rotating blur effect of the classic Zeiss Biotar lens on the X60 series by reconstructing the spatial depth and light spot model, making people like photos more unique.
The VIVO X60 series phones run on the new OriginOS. It is based on Android 11 and comes with a comprehensive upgrade in UI interface, desktop, interaction logic, fluency, and services, giving people a completely new feel.
Price And Availability
The X60 8+128GB is priced at 3498 yuan ($536), 8+256GB version is priced at 3798 yuan ($581), X60 Pro 12+256GB version is priced at 4498 yuan ($689). The pre-sale has already begun. They will start shipping on January 8.