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Vivo announces a launch date for the X30 5G

Vivo's latest launch announcement. (Source: Weibo)
Vivo's latest launch announcement. (Source: Weibo)
The Vivo X30 will be the first phone to launch with the Exynos 980, a processor that supports dual-mode 5G. It is also thought to have a 60x zoom in its main camera array and a Pro variant. The OEM has revealed that this event will take place on December 16, 2019.

The Vivo X30 and X30 Pro are to be the first phones to launch with Samsung's Exynos 980, a chipset designed to integrate dual-mode 5G. Their OEM has announced that this series will finally be unveiled during a December 16, 2019 event. Thanks to some official leaks, we already know that at least 1 device with quad rear cameras will be revealed on this day.

The X30 5G series will also rock 60X zoom periscope capabilities in this main camera arrangement. It is also slated to have a 64MP sensor, whereas the front panel may have a 32MP lens in punch-hole form. Furthermore, the X30 is also now rumored to pack yet another new feature, namely a 50 millimeter portrait lens, to this panel of camera specs.

The X30 or X30 Pro may also have found its way onto Geekbench 4. The V1938T has been certified as a 5G Vivo device by the 3C telecomms regulator recently, and may thus belong to this series. As the new benchmarking leak is associated with a device called the vivo V1938CT, it may also be an X30. However, for this to be the case, the Exynos 980 would need to go by the slightly odd code-name of "erd9630".

Regardless, it has helped the apparent V1938CT to achieve respectable specs for a mid-ranger. It is listed as having 8GB of RAM (which is consistent with the Vivo X30's leaks to date) and, more disappointingly, to run Android 9. Therefore, these new phones may have the latest in connectivity specs, but may miss out on the most recent OS it could have.

The possible Vivo X30's Geekbench scores. (Source: Geekbench via IndiaShopps)
The possible Vivo X30's Geekbench scores. (Source: Geekbench via IndiaShopps)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-12-13 (Update: 2019-12-13)