Vivo has unveiled a new flagship, the X80 Pro, featuring, among other things, a larger in-display fingerprint sensor.
The new X80 Pro has a fingerprint scanner under its screen that is far larger than what other phones use. The bigger surface area makes it easier to use your finger to unlock your phone, even when you are not looking directly at the screen.
The convenience is even apparent when setting up your fingerprint. The X80 Pro lets you register each fingertip with a single tap on the fingerprint area instead of doing it repeatedly before the phone accepts your fingerprint. You can also do it while your fingertips are wet, and it works noticeably faster. Vivo will also let you use fingerprints at the same time for increased security.
The technology powering the X80 Pro’s fingerprint is supplied by Qualcomm, known as “3D Sonic Max.” Vivo has already used it in its gaming sub-brand iQOO. The inclusion in this new phone means Vivo wants to start using it in its mainstream devices.
Vivo has been at the forefront of under-display fingerprint technology. It was the first company to ship a phone with the technology in 2018. The company also demoed scanners with larger surface areas in some concept phones.
Vivo is also making great strides in the camera department, which it highlights in the X80 Pro. The new flagship uses a Zeiss-branded camera module. Vivo used a similar camera setup on the X70 Pro Plus last year. The X80 Pro has a 50 MP primary sensor, a 48 MP ultrawide sensor, a 12 MP 2x telephoto, and an 8 MP 5x periscope telephoto on the back. The 12 MP lens has optical stabilization.
To boost its camera capabilities, Vivo is using a new custom imaging chip known as the V1 Plus. The chip is designed to handle imaging when in challenging conditions like capturing video at night. The chip also comes into play when using cinematic bokeh mode, which mimics oval bokeh effects seen on some Zeiss lenses. The imaging chip is claimed to reduce power consumption.
True to its flagship status, the X80 Pro uses a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage. The screen measures 6.78 inches with a resolution of 1440p and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
The X80 Pro is powered by a 4,700 mAh battery, with accepts up to 80 W through a cable and 50 W by Vivo’s FlashCharge system.
Vivo has not released pricing or availability info for the X80 Pro yet. However, buyers in India, Europe, and East Asia can expect to get the flagship.