Vivo is bringing the X100 Pro model and its massive camera to Europe, the price is also known
January 21, 2024

Vivo is bringing the X100 Pro model and its massive camera to Europe, the price is also known

The time has come Vivo X100 and X100 Pro come out of China and to move towards other regions. Both devices were originally launched on November 13, but only in Vivo's home country. Now, the regular X100 is headed to several Asian markets, while the X100 Pro, on the other hand, is on its way to Europe.

This migration means that the X100 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, the Vivo X90, which followed a similar path when it was launched earlier last year. The key feature of the Vivo X100 and X100 Pro is the one-inch sensor. Only a few devices currently have it, including a few Xiaomi phones and the Sony Xperia Pro I. In other words, cameras with such large sensors are rare to see on smartphones.

There are advantages to using such a large sensor. When testing the camera on the Vivo X90, which also has a huge camera sensor for a smartphone, we noticed that the photos it produces are actually quite good. We expect similar, if not better, performance from the Vivo X100 and X100 Pro. The larger sensor means more versatility in low-light scenes and true, natural bokeh, which are things smaller smartphone sensors struggle with.

Apart from the camera systems, which are slightly different between the two models, the X100 and X100 Pro are almost identical devices. Here are the main specifications in a nutshell:

  • Chipset: Mediatek Dimensity 9300
  • RAM: 12 GB / 16 GB
  • Memory: 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh (X100) / 5,400 mAh (X100 Pro)

The use of the Dimensity 9300 chipset is also an interesting choice. Mediatek is best known for its budget-oriented chips, but the Dimensity 9300 is a surprisingly capable and agile premium chipset.

It's faster in synthetic tests than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 that powers a number of Android flagships, including the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, and is expected to compete with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 later this year, meaning it'll fit in well in a good number of premium devices as well. in the coming months.

Prices and availability of Vivo X100 and X100 Pro

Exact pricing isn't available for every region at this time, but Vivo told The Verge stated that the X100 Pro will be available at a price of HK$7,998. Translated into the more familiar currency, it is approximately 937 euros for the X100 Pro model. The exact release date has not been mentioned yet, but we believe that it could happen in the next couple of weeks.