The Chinese manufacturer Vivo has officially unveiled the camera-centric Xshot smartphone. The new model is a high-end Android phone with a clear focus on the camera and imaging performance.
The camera centric phone features a 13 mega-pixel Sony IMX 214 main camera with 6 lens arrangement and f/1.8 aperture, capable of fast still shots. There’s also a two-stage shutter button like the HTC One (M8) and iPhone 5s utilizing a dual-LED flash for better color balance in flash photography. In video mode the device is capable of recording 4K resolution and for selfie-shooters there is an 8MP front camera with LED-flash.
“Kid mode” is the one standout feature for the rear camera. It has the Xshot playing a sound inorder to catch the attention of a child, compared to the normal facing lens.
Images can be viewed and composed on the 5.2-inch 1080p display and power is provided by a 2,600mAh battery.The more powerful offers a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage. The slightly lower-end variant makes do with a Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Like all current Vivo phones the Vivo Xshot run Funtouch ROM, the retail version will be based on Android 4.4 Kitkat.Other hardware features are 4G LTE support (bands not announced yet) and a Cirrus Logic audio chip is on board to keep audiophiles happy.
The Vivo Xshot will go on sale in China from 10th June.The smartphone is priced 3498 Yuan ($560) for the flagship 3GB RAM, 32GB memory version and 2998 Yuan ($480) for the 2GB RAM variant.There is no word on international availability for the time being.