Vivo gears up to debut a second-gen custom chipset alongside the upcoming X80 series
Vivo has announced that it will launch successors for the X70 series later in April 2022. Those 2021 smartphones stood out on the Android market as one of very few devices with a secondary chipset developed by its very own OEM. The V1 is a first-gen ISP rated for custom photography enhancements on the X70 Pro+; now, it seems it is getting an upgrade in its X80 counterpart.
Vivo has reportedly set a date for a separate press conference to introduce this new tech on April 20, 2022, or 5 days before the X80-series launch. This event is said to debut the V1's successor as a new "dual-core X imaging" chipset: therefore, this "V1+" just might have functions besides image-processing. For example, some rumors point to "new GPU" capabilities.
In any case, the 'new ISP' is also believed to inform a main sensor called the "GNV". This might be disappointing for Vivo fans hoping for the latest Sony CMOS in their higher-end X80 units; nevertheless, this prospect might be interesting as it is said to be a new version of the ISOCELL GN1 that Samsung has allowed Vivo to tinker with.
Finally, the OEM is also now thought to have partnered with MediaTek to make the SoC found in the X80 Pro the "best form" of the Dimensity 9000 possible. Accordingly, Vivo might have a lot to show off in the coming weeks.