The vivo X70 series was unveiled yesterday only for the China market. However, the camera-obsessed trio will be available in other regions as well. Note that there are a few changes compared to the Chinese phones, mostly on the Pro model.
The vivo X70 Pro+ stands head and shoulders above its siblings. It is powered by the Snapdragon 888+ chipset and exclusively features vivo’s new V1 chip, which uses AI for noise reduction and MEMC (motion estimation, motion compensation).
The vivo X70 Pro switches over to the same Dimensity 1200 chipset as the vanilla X70 (the Chinese model uses the Exynos 1080 instead). This also means that the Pro loses the V1 chip, which is present on the Exynos variant. The vanilla vivo X70 is unchanged, except for switching from vivo’s new OriginOS to the OS it uses abroad – Funtouch OS version 12 (based on Android 11).
The X70 series will gradually expand to new markets – India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and more. Only some of the three models may be available in a given country, vivo hasn’t unveiled its exact plans. Pricing is also yet to be announced. Currently there are no plans to bring the X70 to Europe, even though the Old Continent did get the X60 Pro.
Before we wrap up, here a few more exclusives on the X70 Pro+ model, so that you know which model you should hope is available near you. The Pro+ alone has a high-transmittance glass lens by ZEISS. All three phones have ZEISS T* coating on the lenses, however, complete with the various logos, including the ZEISS Vario-Tessar trademark.
The screen is a large 6.78” Samsung E5 AMOLED, an LTPO panel with a refresh rate between 1 Hz and 120 Hz, plus 300 Hz touch sampling rate. It is a 1440p+ display with 10-bit support. This is also vivo’s first phone with an IP rating of any kind and it is an IP68 (dust proof and water resistant). The Pro+ has faster wired charging, 55W, and even fast wireless charging, 50W.
Here is a head-to-head spec comparison of the three models.