vivo has just unveiled its newest flagship X100 series in Beijing, China today along with a new smartwatch, the vivo Watch 3. The X100 series comes in two models, the X100 and the X100 Pro, and features some pretty substantial upgrades over the last generation, including an advanced ZEISS camera system, the newest Mediatek Dimensity 9300 chipset, and vivo’s proprietary V3 imaging chip.
Both models in the X100 series share the same design language inspired by the sun, moon, and stars. This is visible on the camera module on the back of the phone, which features what vivo describes as a moon ring and a sun ring, gracefully encircling the lens module.
The vanilla vivo X100 comes with a 6.78” curved screen with up to 3000 nits brightness and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. It is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9300, the first smartphone (along with the X100 Pro) to carry the chipset thanks to vivo’s partnership with MediaTek. It carries a 5000mAh battery with 120W fast charging and is reported to last up to 10 days on standby.
On the camera front, the vivo X100 continues the brand’s legacy of exceptional camera quality, with a triple-camera system led by a 50MP VCS True Color Main Camera with the IMX920 sensor and a wide f/1.57 aperture. The other two lenses are the 64MP telephoto lens (3x optical and 10x digital zoom) and the 50MP wide-angle camera.
On the next step up, the vivo X100 Pro features the same chipset and screen specs as the X100. The biggest difference between the two is the battery capacity and camera setup. On the former, the X100 Pro has a large 5,400mAh battery with 50W fast wireless charging.
Camera-wise, the X100 Pro also has a triple camera setup, the core of which is the ZEISS 1-inch Main Camera equipped with a 1/0.98" big sensor and 50 million pixels, accompanied by a 50MP ZEISS APO telephoto camera and a 50MP wide-angle camera. Notably, the X100 series introduces the ZEISS Multifocal Portrait, supporting 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 100mm professional portrait positioning.
Pricing and Availability
The vivo X100 and X100 Pro are already available in China starting today, priced from 3999 yuan (~RM2583) and 4999 yuan (~RM3229), respectively.
As of the time of writing, there is not yet a Malaysian launch date, though we can hope to see it hit our shores by the end of the year or in early January 2024. Until then, stay tuned for our in-depth review of the vivo X100 Pro!