Vivo is gearing up to flex its mobile photography muscles in only a couple of days, barely a year after launching the Vivo X60 series. In contrast to the last two X flagships, however, it seems that the Vivo X70 will be a touch more low-key, preferring internal upgrades over spectacular features. The Vivo X70 Pro+, however, might be the exception, counting on what some might see more as an unnecessary gimmick than a feature to die for.
Renders of the Vivo X70 Pro+ may have gotten some Vivo fans a touch excited over the prospect of a second screen on the phone’s back. Others, however, may are a touch warier, especially since such a feature hasn’t exactly been that popular within the market anyway. But, for better or worse, Vivo’s product managers doused those flames by actually confirming what that blank area is.
Neither a second screen nor made from glass, the space beside the Vivo X70 Pro+’s large camera bump is allegedly made from a highly reflective material that functions as a mirror. the thought is, perhaps, to use that surface to offer users a glimpse of their selfies using the most cameras. The phone’s back also sports a leather texture, presumably the vegan leather kind that many Chinese companies are using lately.
In contrast, the Vivo X70 Pro looks less exorbitant and fewer excessive. The camera bump’s size is considerably smaller but still has enough room for four cameras, one among which seems to possess a periscope-style lens. Supported the markings at the side, it’s a 125 mm focal distance for 5x optical zoom.
All three Vivo X70 phones are also expected to possess ZEISS T* lenses, continuing the two companies’ partnership between the 2 companies. The Vivo X70 Pro+ is additionally tipped to use a Snapdragon 888 processor, while there’s still some debate whether X70 and X70 Pro will use a MediaTek Dimensity chip or a Samsung Exynos. Vivo is scheduled to announce the X70 series in China next week on September 9.