Vivo X50, X50 Pro, and X50 Pro+ Go Official, Feature Unique Gimbal Cameras

After a string of leaks and a week-long promotional campaign, the Vivo X50, Vivo X50 Pro, and Vivo X50 Pro+ have officially been unveiled at flagship Vivo prices. Photography might be this series’ highlight, but it packs some impressive performance to boot. Let’s take a look.

The most premium edition of the X50 series debuts with Samsung’s 50MP ISOCELL GN1 sensor that has a superpixel size of 2.4µm and bins images into 12.5MP shots. It uses a Tetracell (which is essentially pixel combining tech) + ISOCELL integration to provide advanced deblur and better focus when shooting videos in low-light. There is a dedicated Astro Mode for capturing the night sky as well.

And of course, you get next-gen image stabilization thanks to Vivo’s innovative gimbal-style design – a feature which WhatMobile has extensively covered.

Also part of its elaborate camera setup is a periscope camera that can zoom up to 60x or as Vivo likes to call it, Hyper Zoom. If you want lossless magnification, the periscope module offers up to 5x optical zooming. For wide-angle scenes, you get an 8MP super-wide lens. Not to mention a 2.5 cm macro shooter and a 13MP portrait camera.

Vivo hasn’t published the listings for any of the models yet. However, the Pro+ is powered by a Snapdragon 865+ processor and has a 120Hz screen.

The X50 Pro employs the miniature gimbal stabilization but has a 48MP Sony IMX598 sensor and a big f/1.6 aperture. The accompanying camera units remain more or less the same. The front camera lives inside a punch-hole and has a 32MP sensor behind it.

Its Super AMOLED panel measures 6.56 inches, melts into the edges, and delivers an FHD+ resolution. It runs on a slightly less powerful Snapdragon 765G chipset and its 4,315 mAh battery supports 33W fast charging. It comes in Black and Blue colors.

The base version drops the gimbal-system and the periscope camera and instead features a standard 48MP camera but the wide-angle and portrait camera configuration remains shared between the three editions.

Though it doesn’t curve, the display is carried over from the ‘Pro’ edition as well. At 7.49mm, Vivo claims that the X50 is the thinnest 5G phone on the market. Its Snapdragon 765G processor works with 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of storage (the same combo as the ‘Pro’). You can pick from Black, Pink, and Blue shades.

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