This Snapdragon 888 phone might rival S21 Ultra for an impressive camera setup


Vivo X60 Pro Plus official

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  • Vivo has launched the X60 Pro Plus in China.

  • The new phone packs a Snapdragon 888 processor and an upgraded rear camera system.

  • There’s no word on global availability just yet.


Vivo announced the last month, packing the brand-new upper mid-range processor and a 48MP main camera with micro-gimbal stabilization. But what if you want a full-blown flagship experience? Fortunately, the BBK brand has just announced the Vivo X60 Pro Plus.


The new phone swaps out the mid-range Exynos processor in favor of a cutting-edge chipset, which means you should expect superior CPU and GPU performance compared to its stablemates. You can also expect 55W wired charging for the 4,200mAh battery, which should be a solid improvement over 33W charging on the other phones.


Vivo’s new flagship ups the ante in the camera field too, delivering a setup jointly developed with Zeiss as well as Zeiss lens coatings for better image quality. The phone differs from its stablemates by offering a 50MP Samsung GN1 main camera instead of a 48MP shooter. This main camera lacks micro-gimbal stabilization though (using OIS instead), with Vivo adding it to the 48MP (IMX598, 114 degree field of view) ultra-wide snapper instead.



Vivo X60 Pro Plus front official

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Other notable camera details include a 32MP 2x telephoto lens for portraits, and an 8MP 5x periscope shooter. In terms of camera software, the Vivo X60 Pro Plus touts night portraits, ultra-wide and panoramic night shots, a 100MP mode via the 50MP shooter, a starry sky mode, and color restoration of black and white photos. 


The new phone shares a few features in common with its cheaper siblings otherwise, such as a 6.56-inch FHD+ OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 32MP selfie shooter in a punch-hole cutout, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and Origin OS atop .


The Vivo X60 Pro Plus will be available in China, starting at 4,998 yuan (~$772) for the 8GB/128GB model. Expect to splash out 5,998 yuan (~$927) for the 12GB/256GB variant. The phone is available in gray leather or orange leather options. We’ve asked Vivo about wider availability and will update the article if/when they get back to us.