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vivo launches X70 series in China, now in the PH, too (updated)

This story was originally published on September 11, 2021, and last updated on October 9, 2021.

vivo has refreshed its X flagship series with the newly launched vivo X70, X70 Pro, and X70 Pro Plus. The company has partnered with Zeiss to tune its rear-facing cameras.

The standard vivo X70 comes with a 40-megapixel Sony IMX766V sensor paired with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 12-megapixel portrait camera, and a 32-megapixel selfie camera in front. Meanwhile, the X70 Pro gets a 50-megapixel primary sensor and an additional 8-megapixel periscope lens with the two 12-megapixel sensors.

And then the flagship X70 Pro Plus also has a 50-megapixel main lens and the same portrait and periscope sensors. But it gets a better 48-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and all four of its cameras support optical image stabilization.

The vivo X70 runs on a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It comes with a 4,450mAh battery that supports 44-watt fast charging. It also has the same 6.56-inch AMOLED panel as its predecessor (yes, with a 120Hz refresh rate, too).

The vivo X70 Pro comes with the same display and battery as the standard model. But this variant runs on a Samsung Exynos 1080 chipset. 

Meanwhile, the vivo X70 Pro Plus gets a 6.78-inch 2K AMOLED screen with a 20:9 aspect ratio and 120Hz refresh rate. This flagship handset packs in the premium Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It has a slightly bigger 4,500mAh battery with 55-watt wired fast-charging and 50-watt wireless charging support. 

These are the pricing options for all three models:

  • vivo X70
    • 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – CNY 3,699 (around USD 574 converted, PHP 28,598)
    • 12GB + 256GB – CNY 4,299 (USD 667, PHP 33,237)
  • vivo X70 Pro
    • 8GB + 128GB – CNY 4,299 
    • 8GB + 256GB – CNY 4,599 (USD 713, PHP 35,556)
    • 12GB + 256GB – CNY 4,799 (USD 744, PHP 37,103)
    • 12GB + 512GB – CNY 5,299 (USD 822, PHP 40,968)
  • vivo X70 Pro Plus
    • 8GB + 256GB – CNY 5,499 (USD 853, PHP 42,515)
    • 12GB + 256GB – CNY 5,999 (USD 930, PHP 46,380)
    • 12GB + 512GB – CNY 6,999 (USD 1,086, PHP 54,112)

The vivo X70 and X70 Pro are available in Black, Nebula, and White colorways, while the X70 Pro Plus comes in Black, Blue, and Orange options. The standard model goes on sale starting September 30, the X70 Pro will be available in stores on September 17, and vivo will launch the X70 Pro Plus at an unspecified later date. 

vivo Philippines is bringing in the vivo X70 at a suggested retail price of PHP 34,999 (USD 688)

If you pre-order anytime between today, October 9, until October 15, you get a free garment steamer with your purchase. You need to place your orders via vivo concept stores or kiosks and pay a PHP 500 down payment. You’ll get a voucher that you can exchange when claiming orders begin on October 16. 

You’ll claim your phone and the freebie in the store where you placed your pre-order. You need to present the voucher, the official receipt for the down payment, and a valid, government-issued ID matching the details on the receipt and voucher.

You can get someone to claim your device for you. They’ll need to bring a valid government-issued ID of the original customer (a.k.a. you) and their ID as well. They also need to show a signed authorization letter, the original pre-order voucher, and the official receipt of the downpayment.

The down payment is non-refundable for cash and card transactions, but it will be refundable for rejected customers from financial partner transactions.

UPDATE 1: 2021/10/09 9:43 A.M. GMT+8 BY NICOLE BATAC  

Added local pricing and pre-order details for the vivo X70