Vivo has announced a mid-life update to its budget smartphone, the Vivo Z5x, for Chinese consumers. The original handset, which was launched late last year, came powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC. The updated model, on the other hand, gets the newer Snapdragon 712 SoC, which is basically an SD710 with minor tweaks. Vivo hasn’t really made changes to the rest of the specifications of the device. Basically, the idea here seems to be to lengthen the lifespan of the device with a mid-life chipset upgrade. The fact that the company has not really changed the name of the device to ‘Vivo Z5x 2020’ is a testament to the fact that they are not really considering this as a completely new handset. Nevertheless, to distinguish this from the ‘original’ model, the phone goes by the Vivo Z5x 2020 moniker.
Let us now quickly delve into the rest of the specifications of the phone.
The Vivo Z5x 2020, as mentioned earlier, comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC. The handset comes in three variants starting with an entry-level 6GB+64GB option, a mid-tier 6GB+128GB variant, and a top-end 8GB+128GB variant. All three variants get UFS 2.1 storage and LPDDR4x RAM.
The display used on the Vivo Z5x 2020 measures 6.53-inches across and boasts of FHD+ resolution (1080 x 2340 pixels) in the 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display gets a punch hole for the front-facing camera, which uses a 16MP sensor. The rear camera setup consists of a 16MP primary camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a dedicated ultra-wide-angle camera.
The Vivo Z5x 2020 also gets a high-capacity 5000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. It also supports the reverse charging function. Connectivity options on the Z5x range from 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS/ A-GPS to Micro-USB, and 3.5mm headphone jack. The device also gets a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. As for the pricing, the base variant of the Vivo Z5x 2020 starts at around CNY 1,398, which roughly translates to INR 15,000.
At this time, there is no word if this handset would make it to the Indian market.