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Vivo Xshot officially announced, offers a 13MP camera with f/1.8 aperture and two-stage shutter button

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Vivo Xshot officially announced, offers a 13MP camera with f/1.8 aperture and two-stage shutter button
China’s Vivo today announced its latest high-end Android smartphone, the Vivo Xshot. As we already told you, and as its name suggests, the Xshot is a camera-centric handset. However, it doesn’t come with a 24MP rear camera, as previously rumored, instead offering a Sony-made 13MP sensor with optical image stabilization and large f/1.8 aperture.

The handset’s rear camera also has a dual-tone LED flash and 4K video recording, plus its very own two-stage shutter button. We’re certainly interested to test the capabilities of this camera someday.

On the front side, the Vivo Xshot has an 8MP camera with a single LED flash. Earlier today, Huawei announced the Ascend P7, which also features an 8MP front-facing camera. We’re sensing a trend starting here.

Cameras aside, the Vivo Xshot features a 5.2-inch 1080p display, LTE, a Maxim MAX97220 headphone amplifier, quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2,600 mAh battery. There's also a version with only 2GB of RAM, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU, and 16GB of storage space.

Design-wise, the handset isn’t too different from the larger 6-inch Vivo Xplay 3S (which was released several months ago as the world’s first smartphone to offer a display with 1440 x 2560 pixels).

The Xshot should be launched in China in the near future running Android 4.4 KitKat, customized with Vivo’s FunTouch OS. Prices for the new smartphone will start at about $480 for the Snapdragon 800 variant, and around $560 for the Snapdragon 801 model. At the moment, we don’t know if Vivo is planning to sell the Xshot internationally, but we’ll let you know when we find out.


source: Vivo Mobile (in Chinese)

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posted on 07 May 2014, 10:56 1

1. FoneAddict (Posts: 203; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Battery at 2600mAh seems a little small.

posted on 07 May 2014, 11:05 4

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2739; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Sony sure makes some money with their sensors. I hope they won't suffer from these production issues in the future so they could finally get into business.

posted on 07 May 2014, 11:19 1

3. simon16 (Posts: 12; Member since: 02 May 2014)


what are the dimensions?

posted on 07 May 2014, 11:23 6

4. jackson_kaeluen (Posts: 61; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


Almost all China's phone using SONY'S Sensor! Gambateh SONY!

posted on 07 May 2014, 12:10 4

7. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


+1 for Gambatte

posted on 07 May 2014, 11:50 1

5. Lauticol (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Looks like a Nokia Lumia 930!

posted on 07 May 2014, 23:55 3

19. rockers123 (Posts: 40; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


I think you are a blind

posted on 07 May 2014, 12:04 2

6. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 760; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Two stage shutter button is a great feature... Love it on my Lumia 925. The more control the user has, the better he can control the resulting picture he or she gets.

posted on 07 May 2014, 17:16

14. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 719; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


It depends. The two stage shutter button on my Lumia 710 was really hard to use

posted on 08 May 2014, 01:59 1

20. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3040; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The Lumia phones are severely troubled by lag when taking pictures. Nokia's shutter buttons really end up being three stages: lag-shot-lag.

I mean this as no disrespect for Nokia or its employees. They did the best they could with Windows Phone, but it is not possible to turn a pig's ear into a silk purse.

posted on 07 May 2014, 12:18

8. james.blunt.1973 (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 Dec 2013)


3 Girls and only 2 guys...

posted on 07 May 2014, 13:59

11. Ashoaib (Posts: 2020; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Competition man ;)

posted on 07 May 2014, 12:44

9. ashouhdy (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


the 4 years old N8 had f/1.8 aperature with 1/2.5" sensor Xenon flash and 12 MPx ... i miss its amazing camera

posted on 07 May 2014, 13:41 2

10. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3040; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


This sensor could have been on the HTC One M8. Too bad HTC does not have a Chief Pixel Officer who could steer the company to make good pixel decisions.

posted on 07 May 2014, 14:00 2

12. Ashoaib (Posts: 2020; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I already love the design of vivo xplay 3s, if it follows the same design then may be I will think considering it over oneplus1

posted on 07 May 2014, 15:28 2

13. jove39 (Posts: 1281; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I'll buy it over OPO just because it has "Maxim MAX97220 headphone amplifier" :)

Call quality and audio quality of phone are two very important features for me...I had to buy external amplifier after I bought N5...no regrets though...N5 is great device for its price.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:37 2

16. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3040; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The Xshot comes with the powerful Maxim MAX97220 headphone amplifier and a refined Cirrus CS4398 DAC. Not to mention a great camera with a shutter button. This is a winner.

To be fair, OnePlus does have Cyanogen which is worth something. Unfortunately OnePlus is playing hunger games with phone sales and having to apologize again and again for their marketing gimmicks gone wrong. Not really something I want to deal with.

posted on 07 May 2014, 21:00 1

17. Neo_Huang (Posts: 378; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Vivo phones are known for their great audio.

posted on 07 May 2014, 21:15 1

18. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3040; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


It is plain to see that customer driven innovation is centered in China. Great cameras, shutter buttons, great audio, great screens. All the important stuff.

It'd be great if Vivo could make a deal with Cyanogen and get their phones to the US market with a stable updateable ROM. Something similar to what OnePlus is doing, but done better.

posted on 07 May 2014, 17:17

15. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 719; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Mother of all selfies...

Still waiting for autofocus though

posted on 08 May 2014, 02:33

21. abhijithkumar.nit (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


What is the point in having people who definitely don't look Chinese in those product pics if the phone is meant to be released only in china!?

posted on 08 May 2014, 06:30

22. ashouhdy (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Good point here !!!

posted on 09 May 2014, 09:31

23. Ashoaib (Posts: 2020; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


No, one girl do look like chinese

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