BBK Vivo phablet to feature 20 MP camera and Nikon Expeed image processor
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Chinese company BBK may not be notorious yet, but it surely is on the right path. With less than 0.23 inches, its Vivo X3 handset is the world's thinnest smartphone and offers impressive specs at the same time - 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM, Full HD 5-inch display, a 13 MP camera on the back and more.
Now, information leaked on a Chinese forum shows that BBK may soon introduce a professional Nikon Expeed image processor in a phablet that has a design similar to the old Nokia N90.
As the leaked official images show, the BBK Vivo phablet uses a twisting camera design and integrates a 20.2 MP camera with a CMOS 1/1.7-inch sensor and F2.0 aperture.
The professional image processing chip used is Nikon's Expeed E1-158 1051 200 M, which could be a slightly modified version of the old Expeed 3 ARM processor introduced in 2011 with the Nikon 1 series mirrorless cameras.
Unfortunately, there is no other information about the BBK Vivo phablet at this time. Considering the market tendencies, it is rather safe to assume that the device will feature the same Snapdragon 800 processor as most flagship devices released this year, Android 4.4 KitKat and a display larger than X3's 5-inch Full HD display. More memory and internal storage would also be natural choices.
The BBK Vivo phablet is expected to arrive in time for the Christmas and holiday season, but BBK officials did not confirm anything yet.