Vivo is set to unveil its flagship X100 series smartphones in the global market on December 14, after launching them in China last month. The X100 series consists of two models, the X100 and the X100 Pro, which are the first devices to feature the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 chipset, a powerful processor that supports 5G connectivity and advanced camera features.
The Vivo X100 and X100 Pro share a similar design, with a curved edge-to-edge AMOLED display and a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The rear panel has a rectangular camera module that houses three sensors and a LED flash. The phones also have an in-display fingerprint scanner and stereo speakers.
The display size and resolution are the same for both models, at 6.78 inches and 2800×1260 pixels, respectively. However, the X100 Pro has a higher refresh rate of 120Hz, compared to the X100’s 90Hz. The X100 Pro also supports HDR10+ and has a peak brightness of 1500 nits.
Vivo X100 and X100 Pro: Performance and battery
The Vivo X100 and X100 Pro are powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 chipset, which is a 6nm octa-core processor with four Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.8GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. The chipset also has a Mali-G77 MC9 GPU and a 5G modem that supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave bands.
The X100 and X100 Pro are the first smartphones to use the LPDDR5T RAM, which is claimed to be 13 percent faster than the LPDDR5X RAM found on most flagships. The X100 comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, while the X100 Pro has 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.
The battery capacity and charging speed are different for the two models. The X100 has a 5000mAh battery that supports 120W wired fast charging, which can fully charge the phone in 15 minutes. The X100 Pro has a 5400mAh battery that supports 100W wired and 50W wireless fast charging, which can fully charge the phone in 18 and 40 minutes, respectively.
Vivo X100 and X100 Pro: Cameras and software
The Vivo X100 and X100 Pro have a triple camera setup on the back, with a 50MP primary sensor, a 50MP ultra-wide sensor, and a periscope telephoto sensor. The primary sensor is different for the two models, with the X100 having a 1/1.49-inch sensor with an f/1.6 aperture, and the X100 Pro having a 1/0.98-inch sensor with an f/1.4 aperture. The periscope telephoto sensor is also different, with the X100 having a 64MP sensor with 3x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom, and the X100 Pro having a 50MP sensor with 4.3x optical zoom and 120x digital zoom. The ultra-wide sensor is the same for both models, with a 50MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and optical image stabilization (OIS).
The front camera is a 32MP sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, which can record 1080p videos at 30fps. The rear cameras can record 8K videos at 30fps, 4K videos at 60fps, and 1080p videos at 240fps. The phones also support various camera modes, such as night mode, portrait mode, panorama mode, pro mode, and slow-motion mode.
The Vivo X100 and X100 Pro run on Android 14, with Vivo’s custom Funtouch OS 13.1 on top. The software offers features such as multi-turbo mode, game mode, smart scene, ultra game mode, and Jovi assistant.
Vivo X100 and X100 Pro: Price and availability
The Vivo X100 and X100 Pro were launched in China on November 13, with prices starting from CNY 4,999 (approx. Rs 58,000) and CNY 6,999 (approx. Rs 81,000), respectively. The global launch date is set for December 14, and pre-orders have been available since November 24. The phones are expected to be available in two color options, black and white.
The Vivo X100 series will compete with other flagship smartphones, such as the OnePlus 12, Samsung Galaxy S23, and Xiaomi Redmi 13C, which also feature the latest processors, high refresh rate displays, and impressive cameras.