Vivo launched its most highly effective camera phone, aka the X70 Pro+ in India on Thursday. The phone is developed from ground up to take on the likes of the OnePlus 9 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, each from a hardware point of view as effectively as in pricing. The latter bit is especially fascinating. Not only is the X70 Pro+ its most costly phone in India to date, Vivo has also priced it greater relative to the China marketplace.
The sole 12GB/256GB model of the X70 Pro+ will price a whopping Rs 79,990 in India. The exact same phone charges CNY 6,000 in China which roughly translates to Rs 68,950. For context, the OnePlus 9 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra with equivalent RAM and storage price Rs 69,999. Just to add to that, the X60 Pro+ 12GB/256GB was launched earlier in the year at a price tag of Rs 69,990.
As highly effective and impressive as the X70 Pro+ seems on paper, one can not assistance but point out, Vivo could have priced it slightly superior. Expectedly, there is also a common pro version of the phone—the X70 Pro—that tries to bring a lot of its features and styling to a somewhat more economical price tag point. The X70 Pro begins at Rs 46,990 for a version with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The X70 series also has a vanilla X70 model, that Vivo is not launching in India at this point in time.
Vivo X70 Pro+ specs and features
The X70 Pro+ brings some welcome upgrades to an all-round familiar camera package—though that is not to say there are no upgrades there. It packs the most up-to-date and greatest chip from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 888+, an official IP rating, and wireless charging. The X70 Pro+ also comes with a larger, more sophisticated LTPO show. The battery has been bumped up as well, ever so slightly, in this generation. Rounding off the package are dual speakers. Clearly, this is Vivo’s most total premium flagship to date.
Let’s start out with the cameras. The X70 Pro+ has a 50MP key camera with a Samsung GN1 sensor sitting behind an f/1.57 aperture lens which is optically stabilised—this is exact same as the X60 Pro+. This is paired with 3 other cameras, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle camera with gimbal stabilisation, 12MP depth camera with OIS (this was 32MP in the X60 Pro+ without having OIS) and a further 8MP periscope-style camera, once more with OIS, for 5x optical zoom. The X70 Pro+ is possibly the initial and only smartphone in the marketplace today to bring stabilisation across all lenses. On the front, it has a 32MP camera.
The Vivo-ZEISS partnership is becoming carried forward in this generation as effectively, which is to say, the X70 Pro+ will be capable to advantage from all the photography advancements we saw in the X60 Pro+ which includes ZEISS Biotar Portrait filters and ZEISS T Coating for avoiding stray light, ghosting and other irrelevant image artifacts though shooting. New in this generation is ZEISS organic colour that functions a lot like HDR, only to give you more life-like photos.
But possibly the most significant upgrade is Vivo’s proprietary imaging chip—the V1. The firm says the new chip “employs an AI system to apply NR (noise reduction) and MEMC (Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation) effects across the board that allows consumers to manifest creativity in high-definition without compromising quality.”
Moving on to the screen, the X70 Pro+ has a 6.78-inch AMOLED show with a 1440p resolution and quick 120Hz Samsung-made E5 LTPO panel. It can peak 1,500nits and play HDR10+ content—though Dolby Vision is not supported for some explanation. It has a hole-punch reduce-out and in-screen fingerprint reader for biometrics.
Under the hood, the X70 Pro+ has a Snapdragon 888+ chip paired with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. This is non-expandable. Software is Android 11-based ColourOS 12. The phone is eligible to get 3 years of significant Android OS updates and 4 years of safety updates.
Elsewhere, the X70 Pro+ has a 4,500mAh battery with 55W quick wired and 50W wireless charging—Vivo is also launching a compatible wireless charger with the phone that will be sold separately for Rs 4,499.
Vivo has also updated the design and style bit with a new square-shaped camera island it is calling ‘ceramic cloud window.’ The phone will be readily available in a single Enigma Black colourway.
Vivo X70 Pro specs and features
The X70 Pro also has 4 cameras on the back, which is a mixture of 50MP key with gimbal stabilisation+ 12MP ultra-wide-angle+ 12MP portrait+ 8MP periscope-style telephoto with OIS for 5x optical zoom. On the front, it has a 32MP camera.
Rest of the specs contain a 6.56-inch 1080p+ E3 AMOLED show with a 120Hz and HDR10+ help, a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chip with up to 12GB RAM and up to 256GB storage, and 4,450mAh battery with 44W quick wired charging.
The X70 Pro will be readily available in two colourways—Cosmic Black and Aurora Dawn.
Vivo X70 series India price tag and availability
The X70 Pro+ will be readily available at a price tag of Rs 79,990 from October 12. The X70 Pro will start out at Rs 46,990 for a version with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It will also come in 8GB/256GB configuration for Rs 49,990 and 12GB/256GB for Rs 52,990. The X70 Pro will be readily available from October 7.
Both phones will be sold across Vivo India e-shop, Flipkart, and offline companion retail shops.