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Vivo X80: A "global Pro Plus" variant appears on Geekbench without the Dimensity 9000 SoC

The Vivo X80 series might be here soon. (Source: Weibo)
The Vivo X80 series might be here soon. (Source: Weibo)
Vivo is said to launch the high-end X80 series of Android smartphones soon. A new leak has sparked rumors that the line will launch outside China; even more interestingly, its alleged model number has now also appeared on Geekbench with the top-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, while the X80s have been linked to the Dimensity 9000 thus far.

The X70 series is the latest in a line of Vivo smartphones that emphasizes mobile photography to such an extent it has taken to launching with Zeiss branding. Their successors are said to be even more interesting as they may rock the lesser-spotted Dimensity 9000 SoC, thereby offering a possibly viable alternative to the X Note flagship with potentially elaborate and advanced rear cameras to boot.

Then again, this might all be largely speculative should the X80 series fail to launch outside of their native Chinese market. However, according to 91Mobiles, they are now slated to debut in India, at least. Two alleged variants have reportedly been cleared by the Bureau of Indian Standards, thereby sparking rumors of an international launch for what might be Vivo's next premium smartphones.

91Mobiles bases this claim on its apparent discovery of the V2144, also detected in an earlier leak that paints it as the vanilla X80, along with the V2145, on the BIS' database. The second model number has also recently appeared on Geekbench - with potentially surprising results.

The V2144 has been assessed as powered by a platform called k6983v1_64, which could indeed be a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 with the clockspeeds to match (although admittedly without the meteoric scores of which the chipset is reportedly capable). 

The V2145, on the other hand, has arrived onto Geekbench without these properties - instead, it exhibits the taro motherboard, which is associated with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor.

This may be why 91Mobiles now refers to it as the "Vivo X80 Pro+", rather than the X80 Pro (or PD2186X) discussed in so many other leaks. However, whether such a phone (which may, like its X80 sibling, have Android 12 and up to 12GB of RAM out of the box) becomes available in India soon remains to be seen.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-04-16 (Update: 2022-04-16)