Global Vivo X60 series to debut with Snapdragon 870 on March 22

Vivo X60

In the last days of December 2020, Vivo unveiled its new “flagship camera” contenders in the form of the Vivo X60 series. The devices came with Samsung Exynos 1080 SoC and very powerful camera setups presenting an evolution for the company gimbal-like auto-focus system. Now, the brand is gearing up to bring these devices to the global scene. In counterpart to the Chinese variants, these devices will come with Snapdragon 870 and Snapdragon 888 SoCs. One of the first markets to get the new handsets is Malaysia as a launch event has been scheduled for March 22.

It’s curious to see that Vivo has replaced the Exynos 1080 SoC inside of its phones. After all, the company focused its marketing in the 5nm platform made by Samsung. We know that there is an anti-Exynos wave going around, but could that be the only reason? The poster and leaks have been mentioning only the Vivo X60 and X60 Pro. However, there is a third Pro Plus variant that sits on the top as a true flagship. The trio of handsets comes with a triple-camera set up in a triangle formation. An interesting fact is that this camera setup was the first developed by Vivo in partnership with ZEISS.

The images suggest the Shimmer Blue and Midnight Black colorway. We can’t see the periscope lens that is a character from the Vivo X60 Pro. Perhaps, the Malaysian vivo customers will only get the vanilla edition of the phone. We don’t know yet if that will be the case of other markets in Asia and Europe, but we don’t think so.

In fact, the reliable leakster Mukul Sharma states that all three handsets will debut in India in March. So, Malaysia will not be the only country getting Vivo flagships this month. The Vivo X60, Vivo X60 Pro will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. The Vivo X60 Pro+ will also be launched alongside the other two and it is likely coming with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. The leakster states that the new flagships aided by ZEISS will bring a new camera experience to its users.

The flagship devices also come with OLED displays, large batteries with at least 33W fast-charging and Android 11-based on OriginOS. Talking about OriginOS, this software is yet to make a debut on the global scene through a Vivo device. We are curious to see if the phones will really come with it or the company will stick with FuntouchOS 11.


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