Vivo X70: the premium smartphone series allegedly leaks in every way possible ahead of launch
Vivo's next crop of smartphones are slated to be called the X70, X70 Pro and X70 Pro+. This is a rumor allegedly now confirmed by a new and comprehensive specs leak from the famous tipster Digital Chat Station. The table in question also purports to outline some decisions made for the flagship that hint at the OEM's wishes for the devices to stand out, compete or both in the premium Android space.
They start with the SoCs apparently available to the series. Earlier leaks have hinted that the vanilla and Pro variants could come with either a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 or a Snaprdragon 888+, with a better shot at the latter for the X70 Pro+. However, Digital Chat Station's new spec-list actually specifies a last-gen Exynos 1080 for the Pro instead, with a choice of that Samsung processor or the 1200 in the X70.
This detail might make sense of the prior mention of an "X70t Pro" with the MediaTek silicon from a previous tip. Moving on to the rear camera portion of this new tip, there are hints here of Vivo's efforts to mark the X70 series out as mobile photography specialists.
The X70 Pro+ is now slated to launch with what looks like 50+48MP dual rear cameras, along with unusually powerful 12 and 8MP sensors for secondary duties such as zoom or portrait shooting. The Pro, on the other hand, seems to have much the same set-up, except that the 48MP module has been swapped for a 12MP lens.
The vanilla X70, however, also looks an interesting (or at least distinctive) emerging option among upper-mid-tier Android smartphones. It has just 3 rear shooters, the most powerful of which seems to be of an atypical 40MP in resolution (although this could be a typo of some kind, and ultimately turn out to be a more normal 48MP).
The rest of the specs-sheet does not deviate hugely from previous reports, the 1440p 6.78-inch display of the X70 Pro+ included. Its previously-revealed next-gen E5 AMOLED nature is also reiterated here. Finally, new images posted to SlashLeaks may also underpin what these devices look like from the outside, colorways and Zeiss-branded camera humps included.
Finally, even the phones' V1 chipset is now out in the open, allegedly photographed with an actual 888+ chipset for scale. It, as with its Xiaomi counterpart the Surge C1, looks tiny compared to the full-scale SoC, as might befit a dedicated ISP. All in all, the newest Vivo phones are shaping up to be worthy of consideration, at least, on their September 9, 2021 premiere in China.