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The global, Snapdragon 870-powered versions of the Vivo X60 series is now official in Malaysia

The Vivo X60 Pro 5G. (Source: Vivo)
The Vivo X60 Pro 5G. (Source: Vivo)
Vivo's 2021 flagships have been unleashed as the X60 and X60 Pro 5G for the Malaysian market. As rumored, the phones are based on the Snapdragon 870 SoC in this country, and not the Exynos processor they have in China. The X60 Pro is graced with a main shooter with the OEM's Gimbal Stabilization 2.0, although both variants have Zeiss branding.

The Vivo X60 and X60 Pro 5G have debuted in their inaugural international market today (March 22, 2021). The two premium Android phones have much the same specs as on their original Chinese launch earlier in the year, albeit with one or two crucial exceptions.

One of these is the devices' new Snapdragon 870 platform; apart from that, the X60 Pro as announced today is not a quad rear camera phone as it is in China. It has the same triple 48+13+13MP arrangement as the X60 5G, in fact, although it is also the only one of the two to feature Vivo's new Gimbal Stabilization 2.0 technology.

Furthermore, the X60 Pro 5G's main shooter has a different aperture (f/1.48). Otherwise, the 2 variants are also capable of 120° wide-angle capture and "2.5cm" macro shots, and of course have Zeiss optics. The global versions of the X60 and X60 Pro also still have their 33W Flash Charge technology and OriginOS based on Android 11, which is apparently rated to "extend" the pre-existing RAM by 3GB per device.

Then again, in a slightly disappointing twist, the X60 and X60 Pro have made it onto the Malaysian market without their Snapdragon 888-powered Pro+ sibling. Nevertheless, the 2 phones are now up for pre-order with popular chains such as Harvey Norman and PCImage in their new country, and go for 2699 ringgit (MYR; ~US$657) for a vanilla model with 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage, or 3299 MYR (~$803) for a 12GB/256GB X60 Pro 5G in either Shimmer Blue or Midnight Black colorways.

The Vivo X60 Pro: also on Amazon


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-03-22 (Update: 2021-03-26)