Only a handful of hours is separating us from the official launch of the Vivo X30 series. The new Vivo’s line-up will be composed of Vivo X30 and X30 Pro alongside their 5G variants and it will include the first smartphones from the X series to carry the support to 5G connectivity. Ahead of the launch, a lot of official information and leaks appeared online, so we know almost everything about the specifications of the new handsets. Here is a rumor roundup with all the reliable info about these devices we got in the last period.
Vivo X30 and X30 Pro (5G) Rumor Roundup
Vivo X30 and X30 Pro will offer very attractive aesthetics. Official teasers confirmed that the new series will offer punch-hole displays and a very high screen-to-body ratio. Just like most of the premium smartphones, Vivo X30 and X30 Pro will come with high build quality, so they will sport a glass back and an aluminum frame.
On the rear side, there will be a quad-camera setup with three sensors placed vertically and a fourth sensor on the right of the main camera module. The LED flash will be placed under the fourth camera module which will be a periscope lens. The phones will arrive in at least three color variants: there will be a Black version as well as two gradient color options: a blue/purple one (Aurora) and Coral Red.
As we already mentioned above, the Vivo X30 series will offer punch-hole displays. There will be no notch and the front camera will be integrated into the screen. Both the Vivo X30 and Vivo X30 Pro are tipped to come with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display. The panel should have a 20:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD+ resolution with 1080 x 2400 pixels. It will also integrate an in-display fingerprint reader. Thanks to the punch-hole display, the phones will have very narrow bezels without the need for a notch.
Hardware & Software
Vivo X30 and X30 Pro will be the first smartphones equipped with the world’s first processor sporting an integrated 5G modem. We are talking about the Exynos 980 developed jointly by Samsung and Vivo. It supports both SA and NSA connectivity and it can reach download speeds of up to 2.55 Gbps. While using both 4G and 5G dual connectivity, it can be even better as it can reach up to 3.55 Gbps download speeds. Besides 5G, Exynos 980 also supports Wi-Fi 6.
It is a chipset composed of Cortex A77 CPUs and a Mali G76 MP5 GPU, so we are talking about a high-end SoC, in case you missed that. It has an octa-core architecture and it reaches a max frequency of 2.2 GHz. Vivo X30 Pro will be equipped with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, but we still do not know if there will be other memory configurations. Unfortunately, they are tipped to come with Android 9 Pie in a period in which the most important mainstream brands are launching Android 10-powered smartphones.
The OS will be customized by Funtouch OS. Vivo X30 Pro recently surfaced on AnTuTu benchmark: the phone scored more than 326,000 points in the benchmarking platform. While it is not comparable to the most performing flagships, X30 Pro managed to obtain a pretty nice high-end score. It is a total score superior to every Qualcomm’s midrange chipset, even the new Snapdragon 765G found on the Redmi K30.
5G and the camera department will be the main features of the Vivo X30 series. The rear camera department of the X30 Pro will be composed of four sensors: a 64 MP main lens, a 32 MP portrait sensor, an 8 MP ultrawide lens and a 13 MP periscope lens. The smartphone will offer up to 60x digital zoom experience. There will be both OIS and EIS for an excellent stabilization.
Vivo’s product line manager Luan Xinlin has published a photo that looks like the night time moon shot captured with the X30 Pro main camera. As you probably know, it is almost impossible to shoot a decent photo to the moon with almost every smartphone out there. But this device does it pretty well. And thanks to its 32 MP lens it will also be able to shoot great portrait shots. The front camera will be a 32 MP sensor.
Vivo X30 Pro is expected to come with a satisfying 4500 mAh battery and, according to 3C, the smartphone will support a 33W fast charging technology. We are not talking about the highest battery capacity and neither about the fastest charging technology, but everything is above-average on the battery side.
Vivo X30 – Launch, price, and availability
The Vivo X30 series will be officially announced on December 16. On this date, the company will also reveal the official listing prices of both the smartphones, while now we have no info about them. We can only tell you that their predecessors Vivo X27 and X27 Pro were launched in China with CNY 3198 and CNY 3998 prices respectively.
According to rumors, the Pro version may cost less than 3000 Yuan which roughly translates into $426. The smartphones are not expected to leave the Asian market (at least initially) and they will be launched in China. A future launch in the Indian market is expected too. If you want to have all the possible information about the new line-up, head to our dedicated page including all the news we published about the X30 series.