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Vivo X50 Series With Gimbal-Style Camera Coming to Malaysia Soon

There seems to be a lot of products carrying the X50 moniker lately. There’s the Realme X50 Pro 5G – which is launching locally next week on 6 July – the much rumoured Proton X50, and now, the Vivo X50 series of premium smartphones. The Chinese company just confirmed that the X50 lineup will be arriving here in Malaysia, though there’s no concrete release date yet.

Nonetheless, three devices make up the Vivo X50 series: the regular X50, the X50 Pro, and the range-topping X50 Pro+. However, we believe that only the former two are set to arrive here for now; they are already listed on Vivo Malaysia’s website. The X50 is said to be offered in Frost Blue and Glaze Black, while the X50 Pro is available in Alpha Grey.

Out of the two devices listed on Vivo Malaysia’s website, the X50 Pro is naturally the higher-end smartphone. What makes this phone particularly interesting is its quad camera system: the 48MP f/1.6 primary sensor uses a gimbal system for stabilisation, promising better stability over conventional optical image stabilisation.

The other three sensors of the X50 Pro’s camera configuration are quite good too. There’s an 8MP f/3.4 periscope telephoto lens, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle shooter, and a 13MP f/2.5 portrait camera. According to Vivo, this combination of sensors allow the phone to do up to 60x “Hyper Zoom.”

Besides the camera system, the X50 Pro also has a 6.56-inch 1080p AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. Not the fastest panel we’ve seen, but certainly better than conventional 60Hz displays. The AMOLED panel itself should be good too, offering true, deep blacks and vibrant colours for a pleasant viewing experience.

Other specifications of the X50 Pro include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset – giving the phone 5G connectivity – 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of non-expandable storage, a 32MP f/2.5 selfie camera, a 4,315mAh battery, and an in-screen fingerprint sensor.

As for the regular X50, it looks similar to the Pro model, but it sports a more pedestrian quad camera setup. It’s made up of a 48MP f/1.6 main sensor, a 13MP f/2.5 portrait shooter, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle lens, and a 5MP f/2.5 macro camera. It also has a 32MP f/2.5 selfie camera.

Rounding out the hardware of the X50 are the same 6.56-inch 1080p AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 765G chipset paired with 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage, a 4,200mAh battery, and an in-screen fingerprint sensor.

It remains to be seen exactly when the Vivo X50 and X50 Pro will be introduced in Malaysia, though we reckon it will be happening very soon. Rest assured, we will keep a close eye on the local availability of these two smartphones.