Vivo’s latest range of smartphones, the Vivo X50 series, is now available for pre-order in Malaysia ahead of its scheduled launch later today. Retailing from RM2,399, these are not exactly affordable smartphones, but they are premium devices with some neat features. This is especially the case with the X50 Pro, which comes with a gimbal-style camera.
Of course, the RM2,399 starting price is for the standard X50 with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. The higher-end X50 Pro, on the other hand, is markedly more expensive with a RM3,199 price tag, 256GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM. These are the only two devices in the series that will be offered in Malaysia; as mentioned in our earlier report, the range-topping X50 Pro+ will not make it here.
Anyway, the X50 Pro is naturally the more exciting smartphone. The highlight feature is definitely its quad camera system, where the primary 48MP f/1.6 sensor is stabilised with a gimbal system. This lets you stabilise your shot better than a conventional optical image stabilisation, and based on our brief test with the phone, the gimbal system does offer superior stability.
The other three camera sensors of the X50 Pro are befitting of a device in this segment as well. These include an 8MP f/3.4 periscope telephoto sensor, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle shooter, and a 13MP f/2.5 portrait lens. This combination of sensors allow the phone to do up to 60x “Hyper Zoom,” though it remains to be seen just how good the image quality is at that level of zoom.
Rounding out the specifications of the X50 Pro include a 6.56-inch 1080p AMOLED dual curved screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset – which gives it 5G connectivity – a 32MP f/2.5 selfie camera, a 4,315mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging, and an in-screen fingerprint sensor.
The regular X50, on the other hand, is very similar to the Pro variant, though it does have some distinct differences here and there. For one, its camera doesn’t have the gimbal system. Instead, it features a more pedestrian quad camera system made up of a 48MP f/1.6 main sensor, a 13MP f/2.5 portrait lens, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle shooter, and a 5MP f/2.5 macro camera.
Besides that, the standard X50 also has a flat screen instead of the Pro’s more premium-looking dual curve display. It comes with a slightly smaller 4,200mAh battery too, but the 33W fast charging is retained.
The Vivo X50 and X50 Pro are now available for pre-order in Malaysia. Shipping will commence from 25 July onwards, and every purchase of either phones will come with a complimentary air purifier and wireless speaker from SenQ.