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[Update] Exclusive: Vivo X50 Series will debut in third week of July; July 16th in several markets

Update: Official color variants of the Vivo X50 and X50 Pro has been confirmed. Indeed, the Vivo X50 will be offered in both Frost Blue and Glaze Black colorways, while the Vivo X50 Pro will be available in Alpha Grey.

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Last month, we revealed that the high-anticipated Vivo X50 series will debut in July this month. Right now, we’d received more information on its launch date and is able to confirm that the X50 series will debut during the third week of July in most markets. More specifically, the Vivo X50 will be officially announced on July 16/ 17th in several markets.

From what we’d learned so far, most markets will only be launching the Vivo X50 and X50 Pro models. The ultra high-end model will be exclusive to the Chinese market, although Vivo may decide to launch this model in select markets in the near future.

As we mentioned earlier, the X50 series is expected to be launched across most Asian markets including Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and India to name a few.

For the benefits of those who’d missed out, here’s a recap of the Vivo X50 series smartphones:

Vivo X50 Pro+

As its name suggests, the Vivo X50 Pro+ is the highest-end model among the trio. Starting with the front, the Vivo X50 Pro+ features a 6.56-inches FHD+ OLED curved display which has a smooth 120Hz screen refresh rate. The tiny cutout on the top-left corner is also home to a 32 megapixels selfie camera.

Over at the back, the device has a powerful quad-cameras system housed within a rectangular module on the upper left corner. Just like what rumors had previously suggested, the Vivo X50 Pro+ will indeed be fitted with the latest Samsung’s 50MP ISOCELL GN1 sensor as its main camera.

The new ISOCELL GN1 sensor makes use of Tetrecell (4-in-1 pixel binning) to deliver 12.5MP shots with huge 2.4µm pixels. It is also able to support Dual Pixel phase-detection autofocus.

Other than that, the other three cameras include an 8 megapixels periscope lens, 8 megapixels ultra-wide lens, as well as a 13 megapixels portrait lens. Courtesy of its periscope lens, the Vivo X50 Pro+ is able to achieve up to 5x optical zoom and as much as 60x “Hyper Zoom”.

Under the hood, the Vivo X50 Pro+ is driven by the flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC which promises superior performance on the handset. A 4,315mAh battery with 44W fast-charging support will sit at the heart of the device.

In terms of pricing, the Vivo X50 Pro+ will be priced at 4,998 Yuan (US$701), 5,498 Yuan (US$771) and 5,998 Yuan (US$842) respectively for its 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB and 12GB+256GB models.

Vivo X50 Pro

Moving on to the Vivo X50 Pro, this device will also features a 6.56-inches FHD+ OLED curved display which encompasses the same hole-punch design to accommodate its 32 megapixels selfie camera. However, the front display is able to support only 90Hz refresh rate instead of 120Hz.

At the back, the device will still be coming with four cameras. However, its main camera will be a 48 megapixels Sony IMX598 sensor coupled with a “gimbal-like” stabilization technology. This will be accompanied by an 8 megapixels periscope lens with 5x optical zoom, 8 megapixels ultra-wide lens, as well as a 13 megapixels portrait lens.

In terms of internals, the Vivo X50 Pro will feature a toned-down Snapdragon 765G SoC and has the same 4,315mAh battery capacity. However, it will charge at a slower 33W charging speed.

For those who’re interested, the Vivo X50 Pro will be priced at 4,298 Yuan (US$603) and 4,698 Yuan (US$659) respectively for its 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB models.

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