01 June 2020
Vivo has shared a couple of video teasers on Weibo that reflect it will launch the new X50 Pro smartphone on June 1, 2020. According to the video teasers, the biggest highlight of the phone is gimbal-style camera stabilization.
The teasers show the X50 Pro includes a periscope telephoto camera, similar to the Huawei P40 Pro, Galaxy S20 Ultra, two normal-looking camera lenses (most likely an ultra-wide-angle camera and a normal telephoto or portrait lens), and a much larger camera which is the main camera that rotates to offer gimbal-like image stabilization. The whole setup is housed inside a huge module that carries the bigger camera sensor and the remaining three snappers as well.
Vivo says that the design is inspired by chameleons’ eyes and is 200 percent more effective than typical OIS. This means it is going to be apt for nighttime exposures and smoother videos. Another video teaser shows off the camera’s low-light image-taking ability.
Vivo first introduced the gimbal-like stabilization on a concept phone called the APEX 2020. But the phone was not designed to be released publicly for the mass market. However, the tech was not introduced just to exhibit the beauty of it. As teased, it is certainly coming on the X50 Pro which means Vivo will end up using it as a commercial feature soon.
In a separate Weibo post, Vivo has also talked about Samsung’s newly-launched 50MP ISOCELL GN1 sensor. So, it is possible that Vivo has used the new sensor in its upcoming X50 Pro phone.
Specifications of the X50 Pro are not really known but its sketches have appeared on the leaks aggregating site, Slashleaks. The sketches show the phone will have a 5G connectivity and come with a total of four cameras. It is likely the X50 Pro could come with Exynos 990 SoC or Snapdragon 865 processor.