Vivo phone with rotating Nikon camera pictured in new renders

Vivo phone with rotating Nikon camera pictured in new renders
We might be getting another nugget from the makers of the sub-6mm Vivo X3 Android handset, the Vivo phone with rotating Nikon-branded camera unit. From the new renders of it, this project looks in pretty advanced stages, at least in terms of outer appearance, as the last renders we saw had the camera in a different position. Vivo teased a 1/1.7-inch, 20.2MP CMOS sensor, an aperture of f/2.0, and a Nikon EXPEED chip, which sound breathtaking for a phone, to say the least.

We thus have every hope it will be a direct competitor to the Oppo N1, which also features a rotating camera thingy, forcing the big makers to advance their phone camera tech even further. Future Google Nexus phones were rumored to come with Nikon cameras, but there's been no development since, and the Nexus 5 (Nexus 4 2013) is definitely not that phone.

The lens on the Vivo phone could apparently feature some sort of internal optical zoom, as far as we can judge from mentioning the word "periscope" in the translation, like on some compact cameras you've seen here and there. There's apparently a dual LED flash combo, but what are the rest of the specs for this cubistic cameraphone, remains to be confirmed by an official announcement.

source: JohnDragon (Weibo) & iGeek via



1. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

it looks nice :D just a tad thicker at the top! and a new trend has begun! rotating cams :P i first saw it on a nokia flip phone!! :D

10. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Nokia has started this trend tears ago, if you remember 3250.

11. irfanil

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Nokia N90!

14. Grasbysaurus

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

And Nikon first had a rotating camera module on the Coolpix 900 way back in 1998. The concept has come full circle

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 561; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Epic concept

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Looking cool...

4. x_maly_x

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

"Almost " like Nokia N93.....

5. cyberdude

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

I remember the Nokia 3250.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

YEAH! Old Nokia's are reborn!

7. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012


8. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

innovation at its best!!

9. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lolz seriously its 2002 style nokia N series

15. Grasbysaurus

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

lolz seriously its 1998 style nikon cooplix 900 series

12. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

This is nokia's type of phone where you can rotate your camera. I sure love this idea specially selfie mode lol.

13. GeekMovement unregistered

That is quite beautiful, I'd love to take that for a spin.

17. alex235

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 29, 2014

Well, Nikon has some great models.

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