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Vivo Launches X100 Series with Zeiss-Powered Cameras and Flagship Specs

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Jan 5, 2024

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo today launched its much-anticipated X100 series of flagship phones in India. The series comprises the vanilla X100 and higher-end X100 Pro models, both focused on photography performance with Zeiss-branded lenses and advanced camera hardware.

X100 Pro Leads with 1-inch Camera Sensor

The highlight of the new series is the X100 Pro, featuring a large 1-inch type camera sensor rarely seen on smartphones so far. This enables improved light capture and photography capabilities comparable to standalone cameras.

Together with Zeiss tuning and Vivo’s imaging algorithms, the phone promises DSLR-rivalling photos and videos. The rear quad camera setup includes:

  • 50MP, f/1.6 primary camera with 1-inch sensor and OIS
  • 48MP ultrawide camera
  • 12MP 2x telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and OIS
  • 8MP 5x periscope camera with OIS

Powerful Specifications Across the Lineup

Both phones are flagship-grade in terms of core specifications, based on the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset with UFS 4.0 storage and LPDDR5X RAM:

Specification X100 X100 Pro
Display 6.78″ QHD+ OLED, 120Hz 6.78″ QHD+ OLED, 120Hz
Chipset Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
RAM 12GB 12GB
Storage 256GB 256/512GB
Battery 4810 mAh, 80W fast charging 4870 mAh, 120W fast charging

These specs put the new Vivo phones in direct competition with flagships from OnePlus, Xiaomi, Samsung and others in the Android space.

Premium Design and Features

The X100 series sports a premium design with slim rounded corners and an eye-catching rear panel created using Vivo’s fluorite AG glass process. An in-display fingerprint sensor enables fast and convenient unlocking.

On the software side, the phones run Vivo’s latest FuntouchOS 13 based on Android 13. There are improvements to UI visuals, animations and features like an advanced file manager. The X100 Pro offers slightly faster charging and a handsome vegan leather finish variant.

India Pricing and Availability

Vivo has priced the X100 series competitively against rivals in India:

  • X100 8GB + 256GB: Rs 71,990
  • X100 12GB + 256GB: Rs 79,990
  • X100 Pro 12GB + 256GB: Rs 89,990
  • X100 Pro 12GB + 512GB: Rs 99,990

The phones are already on sale in India exclusively via Flipkart with attractive launch offers. Global availability is expected in other regions like Southeast Asia soon.

Outlook: Can Vivo Challenge Other Flagships?

With powerful cameras and specifications at competitive prices, Vivo’s new phones pose a direct challenge to established players in the Android flagship space like OnePlus and Samsung.

The X100 Pro in particular brings unique 1-inch camera sensor hardware not seen on any other phone yet. If the phones deliver on their imaging promises, Vivo could shake up the flagship segment similar to its earlier Nex series.

However, the brand trails behind rivals in terms of global reach and popularity. Software experience also remains a potential shortcoming. It remains to be seen if the X100 series can stand out and boost Vivo’s premium smartphone aspirations worldwide.

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