Back in the last month, Vivo started a series of teasers to promote its Vivo X50 Pro with a gimbal-like OIS system dubbed micro cloud. Earlier this month, the company made the big announcement of the smartphone. The handset was joined in the spotlight by a vanilla X50 Pro and X50 Pro+. However, the Pro Plus variant doesn’t have the impressive OIS stabilization despite its name implying that it’s a far superior smartphone. The Vivo X50 series was unveiled in China, for the Chinese market, to the displeasure of global customers. However, if you don’t have lost your hopes yet, we have some good news. The Vivo X50 series is reaching Global markets by the next month.
Unfortunately, there are no much details about this global launch. However, this handset will be found in several markets where Vivo already has a solid presence. In Asia, the Vivo X50 Pro and its sibling will probably land in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and, of course, India. We also expect it to arrive in the old continent.
The Vivo X50 Pro sports a 6.56-inch AMOLED with waterfall curved edges. It also offers a 90Hz refresh rate, while the Pro+ has a slightly better display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The handset also comes with 180Hz touch sampling rates ensuring a smooth gaming experience. All smartphones in the X50 series sport a punch-hole design and come with a P3 full-color gamut, HDR10+ technology, and a peak brightness of 1300 nit.
Under the hood, the Vivo X50 and X50 Pro are powered by the very same Snapdragon 765G SoC with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The X50 Pro has UFS 2.1 Storage. Interestingly enough, the X50 Pro+ is powered by the excellent Snapdragon 865 to justify its name and position on the lineup.
The Vivo X50 Pro has a 4,315mAh battery, the X50 a 4200mAh battery with a 33W flash charge. The X50 Pro+ comes with a slightly better 4,350mAh battery with 44W flash charging support.
The major difference between the devices is the rear camera. The X50 boasts a 48MP camera + 13MP portrait + 8MP wide-angle + 5MP macro lenses combination. We have a 48MP shooter + 13MP portrait + 8MP telephoto + 8MP wide-angle lenses combo in the X50 Pro. The X50 makes use of traditional OIS, while the X50 Pro comes with the gimbal-like image stabilization system.
The X50 Pro+ comes with a 50MP main camera, 32MP portrait lens, 13MP periscope telephoto, and 13MP wide-angle macro lens.
In China, the Vivo X50 variant with 8GB + 128GB costs 3498 yuan ($491) and the 8GB + 256GB is 3898 yuan (547). The X50 Pro costs 4,298 Yuan ($603) for the 9GB + 128GB variant and around $659 for the 8GB + 256GB model. We don’t know at the moment which are th variants of each device heading to Global markets.