As expected, Vivo’s French subsidiary announced the arrival in France of the X60 Pro, its latest flagship and first smartphone to benefit from the partnership between Vivo and the Zeiss optician. It will be available from French distributors on May 25 at a price of 799 euros. It will be accompanied by the Y72 5G, an affordable 5G smartphone.
Today we had a date with Vivo. The brand today announces the launch of two smartphones in France. The most important of its products is naturally the X60 Pro which has been the subject of a teasing campaign in recent days. We already knew all about it, since it launched in China last March with the classic X60. We now know its price and its availability date for France. The second smartphone announced is the Y72 5G, also made official in China in early spring.
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Let’s start with the X60 Pro. The latter will therefore arrive in France on May 25, 2021. Either in a short week. There is only one version offered, with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. It will be sold at 799 euros excluding promotion and subsidy. This is the same price as the X51 5G that we tested at the end of last year. So this is rather good news, even if the competition is fierce in the price segment around 800 euros. The smartphone will be offered in two colors and will be present on the stalls of the usual brands, as well as among operators.
AMOLED screen and Snapdragon 870
The technical sheet of the smartphone does not change compared to the Chinese version. So you find the big screen AMOLED of 6.56 inch. The definition is Full HD +. Resolution achieved 398 pixels per inch. The refresh rate is 120 Hz and the sampling frequency reaches 240 Hz. The panel is compatible HDR10 +. Mineral glass Schott Xensation Up protects all the vagaries of life.
You also find the Snapdragon 870, high-end chipset from Qualcomm (but not as much as the Snapdragon 888). As previously announced, the Snapdragon 870 comes with 12 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage and a 4200 mAh fast charge compatible 33 watts. Note that the X60 Pro takes advantage of a technology to artificially expand the RAM up to an additional 3 GB, using flash memory. A function equivalent to virtual memory. A system that we should also see coming to Xiaomi. Android 11 and Funtouch 11.1 bring the whole to life. Vivo promises three major OS updates for this mobile.
48 megapixel photo sensor, Zeiss optics, gimbal stabilizer
On the photo side, you will find a module with three sensors, including the sensor 48 megapixels accompanied by a phase detection autofocus of a very bright lens, opening at f / 1.48, providing 16% more light compared to the main sensor of the X51. As with the latter, the main sensor of the X60 Pro is equipped with a gimbal-type optical stabilizer. This is a second generation gimbal, stabilized on four or five axes according to the modes. The lens is signed Zeiss, Of course.
The other two sensors are two models 13 megapixels, one with an ultra-wide-angle lens opening at f / 2.2 (it also takes care of the macro mode), the other with a stabilized telephoto lens opening at f / 2.5. The report of optical zoom is 2x, but Vivo incorporates a “Hyper Zoom” mode to go up to 20x digital ratio. On the front, you will find a selfie sensor of 32 megapixels with lens opening at f / 2.45. It is placed in a punch.
Vivo Y72 5G: a competitor for the Redmi Note 10 5G
Let’s move on to the Y72 5G. The smartphone will also be available from March 25, 2021. It is also available in two colors (black and blue). Its price will be 319 euros. It will therefore position itself directly against the Oppo A74 5G which was announced for France in April, and even against the Redmi Note 10 5G from Xiaomi. You will notice that Vivo’s proposal is slightly more expensive, but it also seems a little more qualitative to us.
Let’s take the important elements of the Vivo Y72 5G technical sheet: screen 6.58 inch Full HD + IPS, MediaTek processor Dimensity 700 (with integrated 5G modem), 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB internal storage, battery 5000 mAh Flash Charge compatible 18 watts, triple photo sensor at the rear (64-megapixel main sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor and 2-megapixel macro sensor), as well as a 16 megapixel selfie sensor placed in a notch shaped like a water drop.