Clearly, the smartphone industry is benefiting from vivo’s strong focus on mobile photography technology. Their X series has a consistent trend of introducing new camera features to smartphones and being the first in the world to implement them. The camera experience on the vivo X Series is the ideal environment to bring these new technologies to users in a way that is easy for them to use.
Now, with the upcoming global launch of the vivo X80 series, let’s take a look at how the company plans to take this legendary flagship line of phones forward. To date, we know that vivo continues the collaboration with ZEISS and has plans to launch these new phones with a new self-designed imaging chip. That said, here are six reasons why the vivo X80 series should be on your radar.
1. Leading Mobile Photography
vivo X Series has a proven track record in redefining mobile imaging. Previously, vivo introduced features such as the gimbal camera system and extreme night vision with the launch of the vivo X50 series. vivo X60 series brought us a collaboration with ZEISS and the brilliant ZEISS Biotar Portrait Style (inspired by ZEISS Contax Biotar 1.5/75). With the launch of the vivo X70 series, we saw vivo’s first proprietary V1 imaging chip, paving the way for more powerful image processing.
This strong focus on imaging means everyday users have the opportunity to use professional photography tools when choosing the vivo X Series. Photos taken with vivo phones can be edited with powerful built-in editing tools. The entire process of taking high-quality photos and preparing them for posting is made simple and fun.
2. Deepening the cooperation with ZEISS
We know that vivo plans to double its partnership with ZEISS, a global leader in optics and optoelectronics, known for its unique visual style and high-performance imaging technology. vivo and ZEISS are teaming up to shape the future of mobile imaging, which is a good reason to keep an eye on the vivo X80 series.
With the vivo X70 series, the ZEISS Style Portrait function took photography to a new level. With bokeh in different lens styles, users were able to create truly professional-looking portraits in an effortless way. These bokeh effects are inspired by classic ZEISS lenses, making this kind of collaboration meaningful and exciting for photography enthusiasts.
Following the announcement of the partnership with ZEISS, vivo introduced the vivo ZEISS co-engineered imaging system to the X series. From the X70 series onwards, all rear cameras on all models comply with the certified ZEISS T* coating, which greatly aids when shooting in low light conditions. This level of professional photography handling is something we can expect from the X80 series.
3. Portrait Photography – More Ways to Take Cinematic Photos
As users now have high expectations for the ZEISS Style Portrait, vivo and ZEISS are striving to bring us even more great portrait photos with the new “ZEISS Cinematic Style Bokeh” feature. You can recreate the classic Hollywood aesthetic with the movie-like bokeh effect. After experiencing the ZEISS Style Portrait in the vivo X70 series, users can expect more from the X80 series.
4. Dynamic Image Upgrades – Extending the Benefits of Gimbal
The innovative gimbal system was first launched with the X50 and then upgraded with the 48MP Ultra-Wide Gimbal Camera in the X60 series. This continued to evolve into the Ultra-Sensing Gimbal Dual-Camera lineup in the X70 series. vivo has continued to bring high quality stabilization technology to its users. The X80 series will build on this legacy with new portrait motion tracking technology that can reduce shake in shots.
Thanks to ultra-stable photography capabilities, the background human segmentation technology can do a great job of separating the background from the person in a photo. It then uses intelligent bokeh technology to produce linear motion blur, while keeping the subject of your photo bright.
5. Night Shots – Improving Night Shot Functions
Shooting night scenes is something that vivo was particularly good at with previous editions of the X series. The X70 Pro has been recognized as one of the best phones for low-light shooting with the Ultra-Sensing Sensor for brightening and noise reduction in dark environments, and the X80 series plans to build on that success.
With the vivo X80, we expect a new night mode to continue this reputation. You get access to impressive night photography performance with premium color tone optimization.
6. Videography – Movie-like shooting at your fingertips
The X flagship series has continuously delivered strong videography features, with the Cinematic Master function of the X60 series and the Pro Cinematic mode of the X70 series giving users the opportunity to unleash their professional movie potential.
The new ZEISS Cinematic Video Bokeh in the X80 series allows you to record videos with a more cinematic look & feel. AI Video Enhancement puts the finishing touches to each clip by making adjustments based on the scene. With the vivo X80 series, you are well equipped to capture excellent videos.
So keep an eye out for further coverage of the vivo X80 series here at XDA. This line of flagship phones is again expected to take mobile photography to a new level, with exciting features. vivo is expected to launch globally on May 18 for these new phones.