Vivo confirms the upcoming flagship X70 smartphone series will come with a custom ISP
Vivo is an Android OEM that touts its current X flagship line as mobile photography specialists. To this end, it has recently formed a partnership with Zeiss to work on some components of the premium smartphones' rear cameras. The collaboration builds on earlier advancements such as preparing a world-first inbuilt gimbal system for the devices' shooters.
Now, the OEM has officially confirmed the next step on from this development: its own custom ISP. This V1 chipset will be premiered in the X70 series as the company's first self-designed silicon. The Vivo executive Hu Baishan has touted it as a "professional"-grade platform that may inform functions such as videography and photo previews on the phones on which it finds itself.
Baishan has noted that the V1 has been 24 months in the making thus far, but is now ready for inclusion in new X70 units. On that note, the series' rumored vanilla variant have now joined the top-end Pro+ and Pro models in leaking out in the form of renders.
They suggest the former will be the line's only flat-display option, and that it will also have a rather less extravagant camera hump compared to its "Pro" counterparts, with 3 lenses in a vertical orientation.
This variant is projected to run on the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC, as is the Pro, whereas the Pro+ might get the Snapdragon 888 instead. Vivo has yet to mention how many of these prospective variants might get the new V1 ISP.