Vivo X30 teasers confirm 60x zoom capabilities and periscope-style camera

On: November 27, 2019

Earlier this month, Vivo had announced that it will be launching the Vivo X30 by the end of December this year. The smartphone will succeed the Vivo X27 that was launched in March this year. The brand also revealed that the X30 will be a 5G compatible device. Now Vivo has officially started teasing its upcoming smartphone hinting at its imaging capabilities. One video teaser confirms the presence of 60x zoom while the other teases a focal range of 16mm to 135mm. The Vivo X30 is expected to arrive in standard and Pro versions. 

Vivo will join the periscope-style camera bandwagon that is used in the Huawei P30 Pro and OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition. The first teaser also reveals a variable aperture range of f/1.8 to f/3.0 along with a focal range of 16mm to 135mm. The f/3.0 aperture value seems to be associated with the zoom lens. The first teaser also gives a glimpse of the back panel of the phone. There’s a vertically stacked triple camera unit and a separate rectangular camera beside it. The arrangement looks similar to the one found on the Huawei P30 Pro. 

The second teaser confirms the 60x zoom capabilities of the Vivo X30. Vivo is calling the lens as ‘Super Telephoto’. In the video, you can see the zoom in the viewfinder go up to 60x range. This makes the smartphone one of the first to offer this zoom capability. The 60x zoom is mostly likely achieved by ‘hybrid zoom’ but the exact optical and hybrid zoom values are not known at the moment. 

As for the other specifications, the Vivo X30 series is confirmed to be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 980 chipset with integrated dual-mode 5G connectivity. The device is expected to pack up to 8GB RAM and offer up to 256G onboard storage. It is tipped to feature a 6.5-inch AMOLED display and a 90Hz refresh rate. Rumours hint at a 4,500mAh battery unit with support for 44W flash charging. Lastly, both the standard and Pro variants of X30 are expected to sport quad-camera setups comprising of 64MP + 8MP + 13MP + 2MP and 60MP + 13MP + 13MP + 2MP sensors respectively. 

Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.