Vivo X80 Series Launched Globally

The Vivo X80 Series has been officially launched in its first global market outside of China today, in none other than the tropical Southeast Asian country of Malaysia. 

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Source: Vivo Malaysia

As an industry-leading flagship from Vivo, the Vivo X80 series brings in several firsts to the global smartphone market which include the 1st flagship to sport a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 processor, the 1st flagship to sport its Vivo V1+ imaging processor and the 1st flagship to sport a Sony IMX866 sensor.

Vivo X80 Specification in Qatar

Starting with the design, the Vivo X80 features a curved AMOLED screen at the front and a flat glass back panel with a rectangular ceramic camera island on top. The front display is a 6.78-inch FHD+ 120Hz E5 Samsung curved AMOLED that goes up to 1000 nits of brightness covering 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut. The front display is then complimented with a centered hole punch housing the 32MP selfie camera.

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Powering the standard Vivo X80 is MediaTek’s top-of-the-line Dimensity 9000 SoC, with 12GB of onboard LPDDR5 RAM, 4GB of extendable RAM and 256GB of blazing-fast 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. Keeping the lights on is the device’s generous 4,500mAh battery, paired with Vivo’s class-leading 80W fast charging. Vivo claims that its 80W fast charging will be able to charge from 0% to 50% within 11 mins and 0% to 100% within 34 mins.

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Coming to the photography, besides the ISP on the MediaTek Dimensity 9000, the Vivo X80 also comes with Vivos first in-house ISP, the Vivo V1+. Vivo proudly exclaims that the Vivo V1+ ISP paired with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 allows the company to produce newer and more advanced smartphone camera algorithms to ensure that the best camera shot comes out of your smartphone.

As for the cameras, the Vivo X80 features a triple rear camera setup. The main sensor is Sony’s latest 50MP IMX866 sensor. The 50MP sensor comes with a wide f/1.75 aperture, OIS stabilisation, and an RGBW colour arrangement. The setup is then supported with a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. All lenses are also equipped with Zeiss’ T* coating technology to reduce ghosting and stray light to capture more natural colours and finer details when you are using the device.

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For haptics and audio, the Vivo X80 is included with a linear X-axis haptic motor and features dual top-bottom firing stereo speakers for an immersive mobile gaming experience. The device weighs in at a hefty 206g and is sporting Android 12 with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 12 user interface on top. 

Vivo X80 Pro Specification in Qatar

The Vivo X80 Pro features a similar design as the Vivo X80 with the same curved AMOLED panel at the front, a flat matte glass panel at the back, and is rated for IP68 water and dust resistance. The display up front is upgraded to a 6.78-inch 2K 120Hz LTPO E5 Samsung AMOLED over the standard model and also houses a 32MP front camera in the punch hole at the top centre of the display. The display also supports up to 1500 nits of brightness, 10-bit colours and HDR10+ content.

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The Vivo X80 Pro is coming to global markets with only the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 onboard, and with 12GB of onboard LPDDR5 RAM, 4GB of extendable RAM, and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The Vivo X80 Pro is equipped with a larger 4700mAh battery, with 80W wired fast charging, and 50W Vivo FlashCharge wireless charging. In turn, the device weighs in at a heavier 219g.

As for the cameras, the Vivo X80 Pro is also equipped with the new Vivo V1+ ISP and features a more capable quad-camera setup on the rear. The main sensor is a 50 MP ultra-sensing Samsung GNV sensor with OIS stabilisation. As the first Android flagship to sport the Samsung GNV sensor, Vivo claims that with this new technology, the Vivo X80 Pro will be able to reveal the colours of the night, making the night look brighter and more natural.

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The other 3 rear cameras are also flagship highlights as well, with the 48MP ultra wide-angle sensor being the Sony IMX598, the 12MP telephoto sensor being the Sony IMX663 sensor, and an 8MP periscope lens that boasts 5x optical zoom and 60x hybrid zoom. All lenses are equipped with Zeiss’ T* coating technology which aims to provide photos with true to life colours and finer details in the dark.

The Vivo X80 Pro is equipped with the same flagship linear X-axis motor and dual top-bottom firing stereo speakers as its X80 sibling and will run Android 12 with Funtouch OS 12 out of the box.

Pricing and Colour Options

For the Malaysia market, the Vivo X80 will be arriving in two gorgeous colour options: Cosmic Black and Urban Blue, meanwhile the Vivo X80 Pro will be only available in Cosmic Black.

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The Vivo X80 series is available for pre-order starting May 8th in Malaysia starting from RM 3,499 (800 USD) for the standard Vivo X80 (12GB+256GB), and RM 4,999 (1,144 USD) for the Vivo X80 Pro (12GB+256GB). Both devices come included with free gifts and a 2-year local manufacturer warranty.

The Vivo X80 series is due to come to more global markets soon this month, with the Indian launch of the Vivo X80 series happening next week on May 18th.