New Vivo leaks may raise hopes of a fresh Snapdragon 888-powered phone for international markets
Vivo's 2021 flagship smartphones launched with this OEM's unique "gimbal camera" system, tuned by Zeiss this time no less. Not only did its top-end model, the X60 Pro Plus (or Pro+) arrive with the new Snapdragon 888 processor, the vanilla and Pro models did so with the heretofore-unseen Exynos 1080.
Then again, the 3 phones have only been available in China to date. There are now credible hints that the X60 and X60 Pro might make it beyond this market soon, albeit with the Snapdragon 870 chipset instead of the more unusual Samsung one. Then again, devices with either SoC are thin on the ground in any case.
Now, there is evidence that the Pro+ might join them, possibly even during the upcoming event Vivo has arranged to take place in Malaysia on March 22, 2021. As before, it consists of the appearance of a phone called the V2047 on the Geekbench 5 and Google Play Console websites.
They both clearly indicate that the device is powered by the 888, and has the X60 Pro Plus' FHD+ punch-hole display, 12GB of RAM and Android 11-based OS to go with it. Geekbench, for its part, has multiple V2047 listings by now, the best of which has 1140/3796 scores to show for itself in single/multi-core terms. Therefore, it is possible the Vivo X60 Pro+ is indeed coming to threaten the Xiaomi Mi 11, OnePlus 9/9 Pro and OPPO Find X3 Pro on a global scale before too long.