UPDATE (8 March / 8:15 PM): Vivo has confirmed via its official Malaysian website that the local version of the X60 series will feature the Snapdragon 870 chipset instead of the Exynos 1080. It is likely that this change may only apply to the standard and Pro variants of the upcoming smartphone since both of which are originally released with the Samsung developed SoC in China.
ORIGINAL STORY (8 March/ 2:12 PM):
Vivo Malaysia, through its social media channels, has confirmed that it will launch the new X60 smartphone series locally soon. The series, which were launched in China back in late December last year, consists of a standard and a Pro model – with a high-specked Pro Plus variant introduced later in January 2021. The mutual selling point for all three models are Zeiss-enhanced optics for their respective camera setups.
To recap, the standard Vivo X60 features a 6.56-inch flat AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, an under-display fingerprint sensor, as well as a 32MP front-facing in-display camera. Under the hood, it is equipped with a Samsung Exynos 1080 5nm chipset, and memory configurations of up to 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The phone runs on Vivo’s new Android 11-based OriginOS, and is powered by a 4,300mAh battery with 33W USB-C fast charging support – the largest among the three models, surprisingly. Photography-wise, the vanilla variant sports a triple camera setup which consists of a 48MP main, 13MP portrait with 2x optical zoom, and a 13MP ultra-wide sensor.
Some of the specifications on the X60 Pro are similar to the standard model – mainly in terms of chipset, screen features, operating system, fast charging support, selfie shooter, and three of its rear cameras. This variant comes with a curved 6.56-inch display, a slightly smaller 4,200mAh battery, and an additional 8MP periscope camera with 5x optical zoom capability on its back. Unlike its other X60 siblings, the Pro variant is only offered in one memory configuration: 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
The Pro Plus variant, on the other hand, differs greatly from the other X60 models in terms of hardware – so much so that it could be classified as a flagship-tier smartphone, unlike its midrange siblings. Instead of an Exynos chip, the Vivo X60 Pro Plus features the high-end Snapdragon 888 SoC, along with up to 12GB RAM and a maximum of 256GB of internal storage. Meanwhile, on its back is a quad-camera setup consisting of a 50MP main, 8MP periscope telephoto with 5x optical zoom, 32MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom, and a 48MP ultra-wide sensor with onboard gimbal stabilisation. The other specifications of the Pro Plus (i.e. its display, battery, selfie camera, etc) are similar to the Pro variant.
Vivo Malaysia has yet to reveal any information regarding the X60 series’ expected launch date and local pricing. For reference, the starting prices of the standard and Pro Plus variants in China are at RMB3,498 (~RM2,199) and RMB5,000 (~RM3,142) respectively, while the Pro variant is priced at RMB4,498 (~RM2,828).
(Source: Vivo Malaysia [Facebook])