Vivo is working hard to create the next generation of flagship smartphones, which will be called the Vivo X80 series.
Rumors are circulating about what to expect from X80 phones and when they will arrive. This is what we have dug up so far
When Will The Vivo X80 Be Released?
There is no official word from Vivo as to when the X80 will arrive, but it is likely to take some time – as the Vivo X70 series only went on sale in September 2021. It is unknown at this time in which regions the device will go on sale. Although the X70 Pro and Pro + are available in the subcontinent, the standard X70 is from India.
North America is unlikely to see any of the X80 series, but we hope to see them in the UK and mainland Europe. This may not be the case as we have not seen any traces of the X70 series so far. We should hope that the company that previously launched the X60 Pro in the European market will pass a generation.
When we look at the last few models, we can see that the release period of Vivo devices is slightly shorter than some of its competitors.
- Vivo X70 – September 2021 (China and India)
- Vivo X60 – December 2020 (China) and March 2021 (Global)
- Vivo X50 – June 2020 (China) and July 2021 (Global)
Between about six and nine months between the new generation, we saw the X80 series arrive in the summer of 2022.
How Much Will The Vivo X80 Cost?
Prices remain approximate for the X70 series, as it has not yet been introduced to the UK or European market.
The only price leak so far for the X80 series comes from leak @ Shadow_Leak, which predicts a really pretty sharp price increase. Expect the X80 Pro to start at 5,699 yen and the X80 Pro + starting at 6,499 yen – making these phones at least £ 120 / $ 150 more expensive than their predecessors.
What Features Should We Expect In The Vivo X80?
Nothing has been confirmed yet, and with the three X80 phones on the road, it’s not always clear what features belong to which model, but we’re doing our best to make them clearer.
So far, we can’t believe we haven’t seen any obvious leaks, especially those referring to the X80 base.
Although GizChina has published a story about the leaking features on the X80, many details have been proven to be compatible with the subsequent X80 Pro leak, so we believe this may actually be the model referred to here.
Vivo X80 Pro
A notable detail is that the Vivo will use the new MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset built in the 4nm process. This chip will most likely be accompanied by 6 or 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 memory.
A phone that is likely to be the X80 Pro has appeared on several comparison sites that confirm some of the above features. The model, code-named V2186A, runs on a Dimensity 9000 with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of memory. It also has a 120Hz display and runs on Android 12 – not a big surprise
Although the actual benchmark scores are impressive. 1,072,221 on AnTuTu is one of the highest scores ever recorded, while the Geekbench 5 multi-core 4,191 score surpassed all Android phones we tested at Tech Advisor – the 81st-generation S22 +, including the Samsung Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon.
All of them will have a 6.78-inch, FHD +, 120 Hz 10-bit AMOLED screen. When it comes to power, expect a fast 80 W wired charger with a 4700 mAh battery and a 50 W wireless charger.
Both GizChina and Shadow_Leak agree that the phone will use a 50Mp main camera, probably a f / 1.4 aperture lens, and a Sony IMX789 sensor paired with optical image stabilization (OIS) – most likely Vivo’s five-axis gimbal stabilization.
This will be accompanied by a 12Mp IMX663 ultra-wide camera, a 12Mp IMX663 2x magnification portrait lens and a 12Mp IMX663 periscope with 10x hybrid magnification – which probably means 5x optics. All of this will be equipped with a special Vivo V1 image signal processor, such as a 32 Mp selfie camera.
Vivo X80 Pro+
The X80 Pro + will offer several key changes to the regular Pro.
The first will use the main competitor of the Dimensity 9000, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, which will strengthen the phone – a chip that will appear in a number of phones in 2022. It will be equipped with up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of memory.
The screen will be similar, but will offer a higher QHD + resolution and will use LTPO 2.0 technology for dynamic update speeds. Although he is not a professional, he will be crooked.
At 4700mAh and 80W wired and 50W wireless speeds, the battery and charging will remain the same.
Still, the cameras are getting a big improvement. Although the two magnification lenses are the same, the main camera switches to a superior 50Mp GN1 sensor at a wider f / 1.3 aperture. It gets a bigger boost for the ultra-wide, 48Mp IMX598 sensor, and even the selfie camera gets a resolution of up to 44Mp.
Other minor improvements to the Pro + include IP68 ratings, stereo speakers and x-axis linear motor touches.
Of course, we will update this article as we get more details, so check back periodically and see what we find. By the way, you can also read about the best Vivo phones and the best phones for a number of decent alternatives.