Vivo X27 Pro’s pop-up camera is the new notch

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The popular new pop-up selfie cameras have been pretty tiny so far. But it seems Vivo is looking to stand out from the crowd with the leaked Vivo X27 Pro – a phone that has one of the biggest pop-up cameras we have seen so far.

Image Courtesy of SlashLeaks

From what we can tell, the pop-up camera will host a dedicated flash in the mechanism. The leak comes from user NTKLEAK on the site SlashLeaks, a popular site where leakers share their information and let the public decide if it is real or fake.

NTKLEAK has a very good track record, especially with Vivo phones. With a 73% credibility rating, we can say that NTKLEAK is a strong source, but we would still advise taking this news with caution.

NTKLEAK also shared the specs of the phone:

The Vivo X27 specs are as follows:

  • A 6.4-inch display (it is not clear whether it will have an LCD or AMOLED panel)
  • A resolution of 2340*1080 (20.5:9 aspect ratio)
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 128/256GB ROM for storage
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Back camera: 48MP+13MP+5MP
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 675/710 SoC (675 will be in the 8/128GB variant, 710 will be in the 8/256GB variant)
  • 22.5W Fast Charger
  • 4000 mAh Battery
  • Running on Android 9.0

The Vivo X27 Pro is also expected to have:

  • A 6.7-inch display (it is not clear whether it will have an LCD or AMOLED Panel)
  • A resolution of 2340*1080 (20.5:9 aspect ratio)
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 256GB ROM for storage
  • Front camera: 16 MP (which will be upgraded to the 32MP Samsung GD1)
  • Back camera: 48MP+13MP+5MP
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC
  • Copper Tube Heat Dissipation for cooling the phone
  • NFC (Near-Field Communication)
  • 22.5W Fast Charger
  • 4000 mAh Battery
  • Running on Android 9.0

While we have our first leak, we don’t see much other than the confirmation that the phone will have a tri-camera setup.

The X27 is expected to retail at 3,199 CNY (~$480 USD) and the X27 Pro for 3,999 CNY (~$599 USD). If the rumors are true, the phone would indeed be a great device for people who enjoy taking photos with their phone with the only bottleneck being the Snapdragon 710 processor.

There are plenty of phones that are on the market and coming out which offer the vastly superior Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. Phones like the Xiaomi Mi9 and the OnePlus 7, for example, which are all sold at the same price.

While the Mi9 still offers the notch and doesn’t have the pop-up mechanism, it is rumored that the OnePlus 7 will have a pop-up camera and the Snapdragon 855 processor.

The Vivo X27 Pro does look like a promising phone, but let’s see how taking such a bold risk with a new design trend goes.

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