Vivo may not be very popular outside of China, but the company managed to draw attention in the past and apparently has no plans laying low in the future. A few months ago the Chinese manufacturer released the Vivo Xplay 3S which was world’s first smartphone to feature a display with 1440 x 2560 pixels. Earlier today, the company made official the Vivo Xshot, an ultra high-end phone with a pretty unique camera. The Xshot will go on sale soon, first in China, for a price starting at $480.
Vivo Xshot High-end Phone with Unique Camera
As the name suggests, the Vivo Xshot is a camera-centric offering. Previous rumors hinted at a 24-megapixel camera, but it turns out that the phone has a more down-to-earth 13-megapixel sensor made by Sony. In addition to dual-tone LED flash, the camera offers f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization, which have never been seen together so far.
The camera is also capable of 4K video capture and has a dedicated two-stage shutter button. Moving to the front, we are greeted by an 8-megapixel shooter with its own LED flash and 720p HD video capture. The focus on user-facing camera is a clear indicator of growing popularity of self-portraits.
The Vivo Xshot is not only about camera, though. In fact, even without the unique camera setup, the Xshot would be a pretty impressive device. The phone sports a 5.2-inch display with 1080p and is powered by a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 paired with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. Another version of the handset will come with a quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. This one will be priced at $560.
Both models will have 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, microSD slot and a 2,600 mAh battery. Like most Vivo’s products, the Xshot puts a lot of emphasis on sound quality. As a proof of that the manufacturer equipped the phone with a Maxim MAX97220 headphone amplifier, a Cirrus CS4398 DAC, and a TI TLV320 ADC chip for wider audio input bandwidth. The Xshot will ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 1.2 on top of it.
source: Vivo Mobile