China’s Vivo hosted a big event in China today during which the company’s new flagship, the Vivo X Note, was unveiled.
Chinese users can already order a smartphone at these prices:
- Vivo X Note with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of built-in flash memory – $942
- Vivo X Note with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in flash memory – $1,021
- Vivo X Note with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of built-in flash memory – $1,099
The smartphone is available in blue, gray and black. The black version has a glass back, and the other two have a leather-like finish. Public sales will start on April 15.
Users get a huge device with a 7-inch Samsung E5 AMOLED screen with a 21:10 aspect ratio and 2K+ resolution (3080 x 1440 pixels), along with a 120 Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protective glass.
The main camera with Zeiss optics claims to be the flagship camera – the main module uses a 1/1.31-inch Samsung GN1 50MP sensor and optical image stabilization, it’s complemented by a 48MP ultra-wide-angle module (114°), a 12MP portrait module and an 8MP periscope TV with optical stabilization and a 5x optical zoom. The front camera is 16-megapixel.
The hardware is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 single-crystal system;
The 5000 mAh battery supports 80W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. The smartphone can be charged to 100 percent in 32 minutes. Wireless charging of other gadgets (10W) is also possible.
The smartphone is waterproof and dustproof (IP68). A fingerprint scanner with an increased area is built under the screen. It is also worth noting the hardware mute button, which appeared in Vivo for the first time, but is familiar to iPhone users.
With all this, the smartphone cannot be called thick. The thickness is 168.78 x 80.31 x 8.37 mm, and the device weighs 221 grams.
The smartphone runs the Android 12 operating system with OriginOS Ocean’s proprietary shell. It supports 5G, Wi-Fi (802.11, 2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, NFC, there is a USB Type-C (3.1) connector, stereo speakers, but no 3.5 mm audio jack;