Chinese giant Vivo released the device in India in early 2021 after launching the Vivo X60 series globally at the end of last year. Currently, the company is aiming to launch the next-generation X-series with the latest mobile imaging technology developed in partnership with Zeiss. At a recent event in China, Vivo unveiled its first imaging chipset, ultra-transparent glass lenses, new coating technology and Zeiss natural colors.
Now let’s take a look at some of the key features of this new imaging hardware and software developed by Vivo. In addition, it’s worth mentioning that most of these technologies will be featured in the next Vivo X70 series coming out on September 9th.
Vivo V1 Imaging Chip
The Vivo V1 is the company’s first professional-grade image chipset that combines with a smartphone’s image signal processor (ISP) to enhance the device’s image processing process. It is placed between the primary imaging chip and the display, along with the task of assisting the ISP in the image processing system. This chip was developed in-house by Vivo.
Chipsets, like Vivo, have high efficiency, low latency, and low power consumption and are designed to act as high-speed CPUs or in parallel to improve imaging processes such as GPUs and DSPs. It has been. However, the company claims that the Vivo V1 is far superior to traditional GPUs or DSPs in terms of energy and power consumption.
Vivo V1 is also capable of read and write speeds up to 35.84 Gbps and comes with a 32MB high capacity on-chip cache thanks to its optimized internal storage architecture and circuitry. As a result, devices with chipsets will be able to perform noise reduction and frame insertion of 1080p60FPS video in real time. In addition, it will be able to handle MEMC noise reduction and frame insertion with low power consumption when shooting 4K 30FPS video in low light.
Vivo ultra-low dispersion and high transmittance glass lens
The company announced that it will be the first to feature a glass lens in the X70 series, along with the Vivo V1 chipset. Unlike plastic lenses, glass lenses have high transmittance, low dispersion, and excellent thermal stability.
These lenses are difficult and costly to manufacture, but according to Vivo, yields in the early stages of manufacture are only about 60%. Thanks to this, the company states that glass lenses can achieve the highest Abbe number of 81.6, which is the official indicator for measuring color dispersion. It will be the best in the mobile phone industry.
In addition, the purity of the lens is high, and the central transmittance is increased up to 95%. In addition, the company used the AOA dynamic optical calibration process to adjust for the loss of sharpness that could be caused by lens thickness errors or lens eccentricity errors.
Vivo SWC coating technology
Apart from the hardware above, Vivo has introduced a new coating technology Prevents ghost and glare effects With the lens mentioned above. The ALD atomic layer deposition process forms a nanolayer coating on a high transmittance and ultra-low dispersion lens to further reduce light reflection.
Apart from these, Vivo also announced that it will continue to add simulation effects for Zeiss Sonnar lenses to the X70 series. In addition, the company will allow users to change the way time-lapse video is shot on future X70 smartphones. These devices also feature log mode and SuperRAW capabilities that can output 14-bit depth RAW images.
As a result, as other companies such as Oppo and Xiaomi improve their imaging technology, Vivo HAS has introduced its own imaging tools and hardware that pave the way for future Vivo smartphone imaging capabilities. What do you think of the new imaging technology developed by Vivo? Please let us know in the comments below.