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The Vivo X50 will not get a 50MP main camera: new leaks

This is probably not the X50. (Source: Weibo)
This is probably not the X50. (Source: Weibo)
In terms of upcoming Vivo smartphone launches, all eyes are likely to be on the X50 Pro, and not just because its reportedly novel Samsung 50MP makes its renders look like a cyclops. However, there is also to be a non-Pro variant of this device. According to a reliable Weibo leaker, it will have a decent quad-cam array of its own.

The Vivo X50 series is currently believed to launch with the relatively new Snapdragon 768G processor and the super-sized ISOCELL GN1, a new image sensor from Samsung that may even rival the 108MP camera found in flagships such as the Galaxy S20 Ultra (on paper, at least). These claims have overshadowed the vanilla X50, however.

Nevertheless, this phone may turn out to be an effective mid-ranger in its own right. The prolific Weibo tipster DigitalChatStation has recently posted a strikingly comprehensive and in-depth list of specs reportedly associated with this upcoming device. It names the prospective Vivo phone's camera sensors not merely in terms of resolution but in those of where they come from too.

Accordingly, the X50 is thought to have a 48MP Sony IMX598 as a primary shooter. It is thought to be joined by a 13MP Samsung S5K3L6 for portrait shots; an 8MP SK Hynix Hi846 ultrawide sensor and, finally, an 8MP OV08A10 telephoto lens from Omnivision. Its single punch-hole selfie camera may be a 32MP S5KGD1 CMOS also made by Samsung.

The Vivo X50 is also now rumored to have a 6.56-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, which may or may not have a 90Hz refresh rate. Digital Chat Station also mentioned a 4315mAh battery with 33W Flash 2.0 fast charging; however, another leaker asserts this capacity is reserved for the Pro model and the X50 is getting a 4200mAh power-pack instead.

Finally, the better-known Weibo user now hypothesizes that the non-Pro X50 will make do with the slightly older Snapdragon 765G SoC. This may be slightly disappointing, but still means it would be as 5G-capable as the other, probably more expensive, member of its series.

Confusingly, however, another user on the same social media platform has subsequently posted an image with these specs, but with "X50 Pro" in the title. Therefore, the entire "50MP spec" theory may now be in jeopardy.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-05-28 (Update: 2020-05-28)