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Vivo X80 Pro: First Samsung ISOCELL GNV smartphone launched with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Dimensity 9000 variants

The Vivo X80 comes in various colours, memory configurations and chipset variants. (Image source: Vivo)
The Vivo X80 comes in various colours, memory configurations and chipset variants. (Image source: Vivo)
Vivo has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone in two variants. The Vivo X80 Pro has a 1440p AMOLED display, impressive camera hardware and a choice between two premium chipsets.

Vivo has unleashed the X80 Pro, a smartphone that the company unveiled alongside the X80 and the S15e. While Vivo was expected to release three models in the X80 series, the X80 Pro arrives as two variants instead. Specifically, the X80 Pro comes in Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Dimensity 9000 flavours, both with up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. Incidentally, Vivo also offers the regular X80 with a Dimensity 9000, which we have discussed separately.

As expected, the X80 Pro has a 6.78-inch AMOLED display that outputs at 1440p and has an LTPO 3.0 backplane. As such, the handset can adjust the display's refresh rate between 1-120 Hz to minimise power consumption. For reference, both chipset variants ship with a 4,700 mAh battery that the X80 Pro can recharge at 50 W wirelessly or 80 W via a wired connection.

(Image source: Vivo)
(Image source: Vivo)

Moreover, the IP68-certified device has a 32 MP front-facing camera, a 50 MP primary camera built around the new Samsung ISOCELL GNV and an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that is 38.7% larger than the equivalent in the X70 Pro. According to Vivo, the ISOCELL GNV has a 1/1.3-inch optical format, an f/1.57 aperture and is optically stabilised (OIS). Not only does the X80 Pro feature the ISOCELL GNV, it also has a 48 MP ultra-wide-angle lens (IMX598), a 12 MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom (IMX663) and an 8 MP periscope camera (IMX598) that offers 5x optical zoom.

Vivo and its retail partners have started accepting pre-orders for the X80 Pro in China, where it starts at CNY 5,499 (~US$838). However, the X80 Pro costs up to CNY 6,699 (~US$1,021) with its largest memory configuration. All configurations are available in black, blue and orange colourways. An international launch remains unknown at this stage, but Vivo has priced the X80 Pro as follows in China:

  • 8 GB of RAM/256 GB of storage - CNY 5,499 (~US$838)
  • 12 GB of RAM/256 GB of storage - CNY 5,999 (~US$914)
  • 12 GB of RAM/512 GB of storage - CNY 6,699 (~US$1,021)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-04-25 (Update: 2022-06-14)