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These days, photography is becoming more and more associated with smartphones and mobile devices, thanks to the current trend of smartphone and tech companies partnering up with renowned camera brands.

And with the successful partnership with Zeiss that’s been forged just recently, the Chinese tech titan doubles down by rolling out its X60 Series last March as an immediate follow-up to its X50 Series.

Here’s a first look at Vivo’s Zeiss-engineered X60 Series!

Design

Judging from its looks, the X60 Series stands at par with other premium smartphones with its improvement in size, style, and texture.

Its classier (and glassier) overall aesthetics, which is available in Midnight Black and Shimmer Blue variant, comes in a slimmer body at only 7.59mm in thickness and 177g in weight, all encased in a sleek Satin Finish AG Glass.

The X60 Series’ front profile boasts a stunning 6.56-inch Ultra O Screen that features a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz response rate, giving users a more immersive viewing experience and more swift touchscreen interaction. This is paired with SGS Eye Care Display and Seamless Pro Certifications to let users enjoy crisp, stunning videos in its full capacity while significantly reducing eye strain caused by Blue Light.

Photography

Having a carefully engineered camera embedded onto its smartphones has always been Vivo’s strong point, to an extent of making it one of the brand’s main selling points. And with Zeiss co-developing the X60 Series’ camera, this smartphone proves far superior compared to its counterparts in terms of photo and video capturing capabilities.

All in all, the camera flexes its three main back cameras with wide (48MP; f/1.8), telephoto (13MP; f2.5), and ultra-wide (13MP; f2.2) lenses; with the addition of its front-facing 32MP front-facing camera. Photography enthusiasts and professionals alike can also take advantage of its wide range of presets and various modes to accommodate their photo preferences.

The video capabilities don’t disappoint as well, with its 4K video capturing capability, supported by VIS 5-Axis Video Stabilization to render sharper, more fluid action clips even when recording videos at motion.

Performance

On the inside, the X60 goes steps up its game by integrating Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 – a slight but integral jump from Snapdragon’s 865. This gives the X60 a 10% boost in GPU and CPU performance for faster and more intuitive mobile experience. On top of this is the device’s 12GB RAM, configurable up to 15GB, and a UFS 3.1 256GB Standard Flash Storage to accommodate large files such as HD movies and videos.

Heavy data users are also in for a treat, as the X60 Series is now powered by 5G connectivity, which allow them to browse the web or use data-dependent apps in superb range and with low data latency.

The Takeaway

Needless to say, Vivo’s partnership with Zeiss is seemingly formulaic, but undeniably a near-perfect strategy to rank its position up among the proverbial top-tier smartphone players.

Sure, people may perceive the X60 Series as nothing but an enhanced, dressed-up clone of the X50 Series. Then again, when considering the design, camera capabilities, chipset, and function aspects, it’s suffice to say that the Vivo X60 Series would still take the win.

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