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Vivo X100 series officially slated to launch with new Sony LYTIA camera sensor and Zeiss telephoto lens

Vivo adopts new LYTIA sensors. (Source: Sony)
Vivo adopts new LYTIA sensors. (Source: Sony)
Vivo has announced that its next line of premium Android smartphones will debut with an all-new image sensor from Sony. Furthermore, it will be joined on the back of X100-series devices by a new telephoto lens from Zeiss. The former is touted to achieve increased low-light performance thanks to new stacked-pixel technology, while the latter is backed to deliver improved focus and detail while zoomed in.

Vivo has leveraged its relationship with Sony by, for example, releasing an X90 Pro with a custom version of the IMX866 - now, it has announced that the Android smartphones' successors have also benefitted from the partnership with an upgrade to even newer LYTIA-series sensors.

The actual CMOS in question is said to be the 53MP LYT800 rather than the flagship LYT900 variant - nevertheless, it will still pack Sony's latest "2-layer pixel" technology. It is rated to separate the active pixels from their corresponding underlying transistors for the first time, which may reduce noise in darker areas of an image while letting in more light.

Vivo's higher-end smartphones are also among the very few with Zeiss branding, which has conferred T-star and Vario-Tessar lens treatments on the X series in previous years. Now, they get something new: a version of the camera industry stalwart's Apo technology for the first time.

It will come in the form of the Vario-Apo-Sonnar, a new telephoto module hyped to deliver leading "chromatic aberration control" in the X100 series. Together with "floating lens-group technology", the smartphones may thus be capable of "significantly" improved zoom functions and features, blur and macro shots included.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-07-31 (Update: 2023-07-31)