After much anticipation, Vivo finally held one of its biggest events for 2022. The company presented a bunch of new products, including its very first foldable smartphone, its first tablet, and a new tablet-sized smartphone. The new smartphone is dubbed Vivo X Note and certainly makes justice to the “Note” name. As per the reports, the device comes to replace the NEX series bringing gorgeous displays and innovative technologies. In fact, it’s a massive screen of 7-inches, something that we don’t see often in the smartphone segment nowadays. The device also brings flagship specifications and will be appealing to customers that always wanted a big panel with high specs.
Vivo X Note
The Vivo X Note certainly honors the “Note” name that kickstarted the trend of large displays in an era of sub-5-inch smartphones. Nowadays, sub-7-inch panels are the new standard, but anything above is considered a not very explored territory. The Vivo X Note comes to start a trend for 7-inch smartphones. Its massive display is a Samsung E5 AMOLED with Quad HD+ resolution. So you have crispy resolution with the best tech on Samsung displays. Interestingly, the folks at DisplayMate gave the phone the maximum A+ score. The panel offers 1,500 nits of peak brightness and 112-percent DCI-P3 coverage. As you may expect from a flagship, it comes with an under-display fingerprint scanner of the ultrasonic kind. Interestingly, an innovative feature is this scanner allows you to register two fingers at the same time. So you can have more security with two fingerprints.
Under the hood, the Vivo X Note packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, so it’s truly a flagship. The base model comes with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, there is also a 12 GB RAM option with the same storage and a super-premium model with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of Storage. There is also a Secure Processing Unit on the Snapdragon chip to boost security. The phone also comes with a massive vapor chamber and a graphite sheet. The company also employs an iQOO technology to use a MEMC algorithm to boost frame rate on games without hardening the work of the Adreno 730 GPU.
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A powerful camera combo
The Vivo X Note packs a Quad Camera setup with a 50 MP ISOCELL GN1 – 1/1.3 snapper. There is also a ZEISS lens with T* anti-reflective coating. There is a periscope unit on board with 125 mm focal length, 5 x optical zoom, and 60 x digital zoom. Ultrawide shots are ensured by a 48 MP snapper, and there is also a 12 MP module for mid-range zoom and portrait shots with up to 2 x zoom. Vivo equipped the phone with its custom V1 ISP which is present on Vivo X70 Pro.
The phone comes with a 5,000 mAh battery which is already a standard for a flagship nowadays. Maybe some users will be disappointed, after all, a larger phone could have 5,500 mAh or even 6,000 mAh. Thankfully, there is 80W fast charging and even 50 W wireless charging.
Pricing and Availability
The base Vivo X Note model comes with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of Internal Storage. This variant starts at CNY 6,000 which translates to up to $940. The 12 GB of RAM model costs CNY 6,500 which is $1,20. Finally, if you want the max 512 GB Storage variant it will set you back by CNY 7,000 or $1,100.
The phone is already up for pre-booking, but the sales will actually start by April 15. The company will also launch a Vivo X Note Aerospace variant on April 15. The phone will come in Blue, Black, and Gray colorways.
For now, the device is exclusively available in China. However, rumors suggest its launch in India for June.