vivo announce Vivo X50 series with gimbal-like stabilization

vivo has just announced the X50 series of smartphones namely the vivo X50, X50 Pro and X50 Pro Plus.

The vivo X50 and X50 Plus are deemed to be high-end photography smartphones which boast of exceptional photography capabilities including gimbal-like camera stabilization.

Base model vivo X50 on the other hand is touted to be the slimmest 5G ready smartphone in the market today by the brand.

vivo X50

The X50 comes with a 6.56″ AMOLED display with a Full HD+ (2,376 x 1,080 pixels) resolution which has a refresh rate of 90Hz. A small 32-megapixel punch-hole camera is located on the top left corner of this screen.

vivo X50 series

On the rear is a quad camera system with a 48-megapixel lens acting as the main camera.  This camera comes with an aperture of f/1.6 and an Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) system. It is paired with a 13-Megapixel portrait camera that offers a 2x optical zoom, 8-Megapixel ultra-wide camera and 5-Megapixel macro camera. The X50 doesn’t come with the gimbal-like stabilization system.

Said to be the thinnest 5G smartphone to date, the vivi X50 is just 7.49mm.

It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset which is paired by 8GB RAM. There’s two options of storage space for the X50, a 128GB or 256GB.  Both comes with fast Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.1.

Juicing the phone up is a 4,200mAh battery which supports 33W fast charging and comes in black, blue or pink.

vivo X50 Pro

The X50 Pro is slightly bigger than it’s base model, the X50.  It has a 6.56″ curved AMOLED display (FHD+) with a 90Hz refresh rate and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Like its basic sibling however, there’s a 32-Megapixel punch-hole camera on the top left corner of the screen.

vivo X50 series

On the rear, the X50 Pro boast of a quad camera set-up with the 48-megapixel Sony IMX598 sensor acting as the main camera. Complementing the main camera is an 8-megapixel periscope camera with 5x optical zoom, a 13-megapixel portrait camera with 2x optical zoom and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera.

The main camera splits thhe vivo X50 Pro from its basic sibling, the X50.  This is because it has a gimbal-like stabilization system which is said to aid users capture steady movement shots thanks to its anti-shake feature.

vivo also claims the camera’s motion detecting algorithm will help the lens track moving subjects and keep them in focus.

vivo claims that this gimbal-like system is 200% better than the regular optical image stabilization system (OIS).

The vico X50 Pro is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset and it comes with 8GB RAM.

It also has two storage space capacity options, namely 128GB or 256GB, both with UFS 2.1 storage.

The battery is slightly larger at 4,315mAh and this comes with support for 33W fast charging.

It is available in dark blue and light blue.

vivo X50 Pro Plus

The vivo X50 Pro Plus is a huge upgrade from the vivo X50 Pro.

Although both share the same 6.56″ AMOLED display (FHD+) but the X50 Pro Plus comes with a higher 120Hz refresh rate.

The X50 Pro Plus also comes with a different processor namely the Qualcomm 865 chipset and there’s a choice between a 12GB or 8GB of RAM, and a choice of either 128GB or 256GB of UFS storage space.

vivo X50 series

Unlike the X50 and X50 Pro, the this phone uses the Samsung’s new 50-Megapixel image sensor called ISOCELL GN1 that uses large 1.2μm-sized pixels.

Vivo claims this camera would deliver DSLR-level auto-focus speeds as well excellent low-light photos. It would also do away with the typical IOS, and instead use the gimbal-system for stabilization.

Accompanying the 50-megapixel camera is an 8-Megapixel periscope camera which comes with 5x optical zoom and is capable of 60x hybrid zoom, an 8-Megapixel ultra-wide camera that can capture 120-degree images and macro images, and a 13-Megapixel f/2.5 portrait camera that offers a 2x optical zoom.

It is juiced up by a 4,315mAh battery with support for 44W fast charging and the phone is available in either blue or brown.


All three phones will not be available in the South East Asian market just yet, but they will be made available in China on different sets of dates.

The vivo X50 will be sold from June 6, the vivo X50 Pro will be sold on June 12, and the highest-end vivo X50 Pro Plus will be available only in July 2020.

Pricing of the vivo X50 series are as follows:

  • vivo X50
    • 8GB/128GB variant : CNY3,498 ($490)
    • 8GB/256GB variant: CNY3,898 ($550)
  • vivo X50 Pro
    • 8GB/128GB variant : CNY4,298 ($600)
    • 8GB/256GB variant: CNY4,698 ($660)
  • vivo X50 Pro Plus
    • 8GB/128GB variant: CNY4,998($700)
    • 8GB/256GB variant: CNY5,498($770)
    • 12GB/256GB variant: CNY5,998 ($840)

It will take time for the vivo X50 series to arrive in South East Asia, but there’s always third party suppliers on Lazada bringing in new models if you are keen to get one faster.