VIVO’s X series models have always been making tough competition to the top-level flagships. But this year’s VIVO X70 and VIVO X70 Pro variants may change this regularity. As one of the famous Weibo tipsters proves, the upcoming models won’t differ much from the previous generation smartphones. Particularly, the vanilla variant will be still using a Samsung Exynos 1080 chip, whereas the international version will have the old good MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor. The MediaTek Dimensity 1200 version has even managed to appear on GeekBench. [The international variants of the X60/Pro were sporting the Snapdragon 870 chips!]
Performance And More
The blogger also revealed that the VIVO X70 series will be divided into three versions. And apart from the mentioned chips, we will also see the newly-announced Snapdragon 888 Plus chip on the Pro+ variant. As a reminder, the last year’s VIVO X60 Pro+ featured the Snapdragon 888 chip.
In addition, the VIVO X70 and X70 Pro smartphones will support a 44W charging. However, prior to this, we learned that some VIVO X70 series models got the network access certification. And at that time, we saw that the Pro+ variant supports 66W fast charging instead of the aforementioned 44W charging.
Another tipster said that the forthcoming VIVO X70 will sport a FHD+ screen with a punch-hole design. As expected, the front camera opening will be placed in the upper center area. Also, the screen will support a 120Hz refresh rate.
VIVO X70 Camera
The sensor of the main camera has also been upgraded from the previous generation IMX598 to IMX766. The latter can be found on millions of smartphones starting from the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ and finishing with Honor Magic 3.
It is worth mentioning that VIVO is developing its own ISP (image signal processing) chip, code-named “Yueying”. In this sense, the VIVO X70 series mobile phones ought to come with this self-developed ISP chip. If so, the ISP chip will not be integrated into the SoC. Instead it will operate as an independent chip. Apart from hardware, the manufacturer will also provide a new imaging algorithm, which will ensure better imaging performance. Interestingly, the company has been keeping the development of its own ISP secret until recently. But it’s not a big surprise to see an ISP coming from VIVO. After all, the company has been developing and researching innovative ideas for the camera department for quite some time now. However, there is not official confirmation of this yet.