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Vivo Xshot launches with Sony-made 13 MP camera sensor

Vivo Xshot Android smartphone with 13 MP Sony camera featuring optical image stabilization, quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor and 3 GB of memory
Vivo Xshot Android smartphone
This new smartphone from Vivo offers a 13 MP camera made by Sony with f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization and a two-stage shutter button which also has 4K video recording capabilities.

Chinese company Vivo has just announced a new high-end Android smartphone, namely the Vivo Xshot. The name says a lot about this handset, as its entire design is focused on the photo shooting capabilities offered to the end user.

While early rumors mentioned a 24 MP camera on the back, the Vivo Xshot will hit the market packing a camera with a Sony-made 13 MP sensor that features optical image stabilization, f/1.8 aperture and a two-stage shutter button. Vivo Xshot's list of specs and features also includes the following:

  • Processor: quad-core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with Adreno 330 graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 3 GB RAM; 32 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 128 GB
  • Display: 5.2-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with 1,080X1,920 pixels
  • Cameras: 8 MP front with LED flash and 720p video shooting, 13 MP back
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, micro USB 2.0
  • Operating system: Android 4.4 KitKat with Vivo Funtouch OS customizations
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.33 pounds; 5.76X2.88X0.31 inches
  • Battery: 2,600 mAh, non-removable
  • Colors: black or white

The Vivo Xshot will be available in two versions - Flagship (specs above) and Elite (2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage). Both come with a Maxim MAX97220 headphone amplifier, a Cirrus CS4398 DAC and a Texas Instruments TLV320 ADC chip for an improved audio experience.

International availability and pricing are still unknown, but the Vivo Xshot will be available in China at the end of this month at roughly $560 USD (Flagship) and $480 USD (Elite).


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-05- 7 (Update: 2014-05- 8)