Vivo, a brand that remains unknown outside of China, is coming up with a new handset that's going to come with an improved imaging technology.
The upcoming device, a sequel to the Vivo XShot, is said to feature phase detection focus, faster than the iPhone 6, a new report claims.
Although no official info on the smartphone has been provided as of now, some details on its camera specifications are already available, suggesting that the device will feature a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera.
The above slide from a internal Vivo meeting represents a comparison chart of focusing times with a slew of Chinese model consistently ahead of the iPhone 6, by as much as 0.09s, notes GSM Arena. As per the table, iPhone 6 manages a focus speed of 0.28 while the upcoming Vivo handset is as fast as 0.19 seconds.
It is being reported that Vivo will be the 3rd smartphone manufacture to use the same phase detection autofocus technology. Both Apple and Samsung have ported this technology onto their existing flagship devices.
Moreover, the successor to the Vivo XShot is tipped to launch in May of this year. Vivo remains tight-lipped about the details of the new device, and what will change, though we should expect the device to land in China in the first half of 2015.
Earlier this year, Vivo entered the Indian market, with a grand launch of the X5Max: the world's slimmest smartphone. The device, which measures an incredible 4.75mm thick, is slimmer than the Oppo R5 (4.85mm). It device is now available for purchase at a price point of Rs. 32,980.
Source - Giz China