You read that right. Vivo have joined the likes of Sony Xperia and Nokia to rock the revered ZEISS optics. We definitely did not see that coming. The device to rock ZEISS optics is the new Vivo X60 Series smartphones, specifically, the Vivo X60 Pro.

Vivo X60 Series Smartphone
The X60 5G (L) and X60 Pro 5G (R)

Unfortunately, though, the non-Pro model do not get the benefit of ZEISS. In addition, the Vivo X60 5G and the Vivo X60 Pro 5G smartphones are also the world’s first smartphones to be announced with the much anticipated, 5 nm process Samsung Exynos 1080 SoC – even before Samsung debut the chip on its Samsung Galaxy S21 next month.

Strangely, while both devices are outfitted with the same 6.56-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, the differ slightly in physical size and weight. The Pro is 158.57 x 73.24 x 7.59/7.69 mm and weighs 178-179g. The standard model measures 159.63 x 75.01 x 7.36/7.4 mm and tips the scale at 175.6-176.2g.

The Pro is offered with 12 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage and the non-Pro has three options: 8+128, 8+256 and 12+256.

Vivo X60 Pro 5G Smartphone
Vivo X60 Pro 5G

Battery also differs in a strange way too. The Pro has a tad smaller 4,200 mAh battery compared to the non-Pro which is a 4,300 mAh item. Both devices has support for Vivo’s 33W Flash Charge. Though they does not appear to have wireless charging.

The major difference is in the imaging department. Well, actually not really. The front-facing camera is a 32 MP item for both instances. As for the rear-facing camera, both smartphones has a 48 MP main camera with 4-axis OIS, a 13 MP wide-angle camera (120-degree), and a 13 MP portrait camera. But the Pro benefits from an extra 8 MP depth sensor as well as ZEISS optics.

Vivo X60 5G Smartphone
Vivo X60 5G

Those are about the key features of both phones.

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The Vivo X60 Series smartphones will go on sale in January 2021. Pre-order is on-going in China.

The Vivo X60 5G has a starting price of 3,498 yuan (approximately US$536) and the Vivo X60 Pro will sell for 4,498 yuan (or around US$689).

Images: Vivo [CH].

Published by Mike

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