Vivo has announced the X60 Pro Plus, its 2021 flagship smartphone that boasts a quad-camera array that was co-developed by Zeiss. Called the “Vivo Zeiss Joint Imaging System,” the companies promise excellent quality despite the small size of the hardware.
Vivo announced a partnership with Zeiss in December of 2020 and the X60 Pro Plus is the first phone to take advantage of that partnership.
The X60 Pro Plus features four cameras in its slightly raised camera bump: a super large 23mm lens with a GN1 50-megapixel sensor, a super wide-angle 23mm micro-head lens in front of a 50-megapixel sensor, a 32-megapixel “professional portrait” 50mm lens, and an 8-megapixel 125mm super-telephoto periscope lens.
The 23mm main camera also features a larger 1/1.3-inch sensor and optics that Vivo and Zeiss claim has “high-resolution characteristics and can improve dispersion, glare, purple fringing, and ghosting.” Not only is the sensor larger, but it also has a wide-open aperture of f/1.57, which the companies claim that when combined with the larger sensor will make for excellent night shooting capabilities.
Additionally, the X60 Pro+ uses Zeiss T* coating technology which the companies say greatly increases the transmittance of the lens to reduce glare and significantly improve overall image quality.
The Vivo X60 Pro+ is the industry’s first ultra-wide-angle micro-head second main camera. It uses a combination of the 48-megapixel IMX598 sensor and a second-generation micro-head. It has a 14mm equivalent focal length and can achieve 114-degree ultra-wide-angle shooting without correction as seen below:
That wide angle camera also features a built-in optical image stabilization system that the company says has four-axis of anti-shake in photogrpahy and five-axis of anti-shake in video mode, along with a “full-scene super night” camera, “black light night vision 2.0
The Vivo X60 Pro+ has four-axis image stabilization in photos and five-axis stabilization for video shooting when using the super-wide camera. The 8-megapixel optical periscope lens is also capable of 60 times digital zoom, and alongside the 2x digital zoom available on the 32-megapixel 50mm camera are utilized together in the camera’s portrait mode.
The phone has a host of other notable features like an in-display fingerprint reader, a 6.56-inch full Full HD OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 8 or 12GB of RAM, and 128 or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, and a decently sized 4,200mAh battery that can be charged at a decent 55W speeds. Other than lacking a 1440p display and faster charging, the rest of the Vivo X60 Pro Plus looks pretty excellent.
Available only in China for the time being, the Vivo X60 Pro Plus will be available in Classic Orange and Phantom Blue priced starting at CNY 5,000 (~$775) for the 8GB of RAM and 128GB model. The 12GB RAM and 256GB storage model is priced at CNY 6,000 (~$927).