Smartphone maker Vivo has been tipped to launch a top-end variant of its flagship X series, the Vivo X80 Pro+, in October this year. Now, a new report suggests that a base variant will also be added to the series, in the form of Vivo X80 Lite. Unfortunately, very little is known so far about the said smartphone, but given that the purported launch is still some time away, we expect to hear more about it in the coming days. According to the report, Vivo has started developing the interface for the X80 Lite, which suggests that more information about the phone should come along, soon.
Vivo X80 Lite: What Could it Offer
The Vivo X80 Lite has been tipped to run on the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC, which is a premium mid-range offering from Qualcomm that sits beneath the flagship Snapdragon 8 series SoCs. The chipset is based on Samsung’s 4nm process, and is said to be a successor to the older Snapdragon 778G SoC – which was an upper mid-range offering, but one that ranked below the Snapdragon 870.
Nothing else is known at the moment. Vivo typically uses its flagship series of phones to showcase its flagship features, which in the X series has typically been about the cameras. In the already launched X80 Pro, for instance, Vivo offers features such as 360-degree horizon level stabilisation and cinematic video bokeh, among others. The same is also available in the standard X80, but it is not clear right now if the same would be rolled out to the upcoming X80 Lite as well.
The upcoming X80 Pro+ has been tipped to offer an upgrade in terms of the chipset used, opting for the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in it. Other upgrades could include the camera department, where reports suggest the use of three 50MP sensors and one 48MP unit. While the latter could power the phone’s ultra-wide unit, the other 50MP sensors could offer extensive telephoto zoom levels, among other features.
The X80 Pro already offers 8K videography as one of its pro features, and it now remains to be seen what trickles down to the lowest variant of the new series – now believed to be the Vivo X80 Lite. Another factor could also be the price – Vivo sells the X80 Pro at Rs 79,999, and the standard X80 at Rs 54,999. While the X80 Pro+ will certainly cost more, the X80 Lite could offer users an affordable entry point to the company’s flagship lineup.