Vivo seems to be planning a big change on camera front in one of its upcoming smartphones.
While we are waiting with bated breath for the first phone with gimbal-style camera stabilization over a single axis - Vivo X50 Pro - to be announced on June 1, the company took to the airwaves with a presentation how the feat was achieved.
Here's a quick comparison of the Vivo X50 Pro gimbal camera against a regular optically-stabilized one on a phone.
Vivo has planned an event in China on 1st June to launch its latest Vivo X50 smartphone. No further explanation was given at the time, but according to Engadget Chinese, today Vivo finally chose to offer us a technical look into its micro gimbal camera, as it prepares to bring this feature to a mass-produced phone for the first time. Now reports claim that X50 may be the same phone.
In another video, the company teases impressive low-light photography. The same can be seen in another teaser video posted on Weibo that highlights the low-light camera capabilities of the smartphone.
Samsung's newly announced ISOCELL GN1 50MP sensor is expected to be a part of the camera setup as the details of the sensor match with the specifications shared by Vivo's product manager on Weibo. The post reads, "Vivo X50 series, built-in super-sensitive micro-cloud platform". Hence the extra surface area (363mm²) taken up by the entire module, though Vivo and its supplier managed to keep the thickness at 4.5mm. We can also expect to see the flagship processor from Qualcomm powering the smartphone.