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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