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Vivo’s X100 series currently consists of two devices: the Vivo X100 and the Vivo X100 Pro. Both of these devices are pretty solid, especially the Pro model, but apparently, the Chinese manufacturer doesn’t think that what they bring is enough.

A Vivo X100 Ultra has been in whispers for quite some time now, and we are expecting the phone to be released rather soon. But what is most exciting is one of the rumors we’ve heard about the phone, which is a claim that it may come with an insane 200MP periscope telephoto camera.

The Vivo X100 Ultra Wants To Max Out In The Telephoto Camera Department

I’ve heard complaints from many people regarding the camera-centricity of many smartphone reviews and launches. It is a valid complaint because not everyone really cares about the camera side of things that much. Some people just want a phone that performs well and has a high-quality screen.

Well, valid complaint or not, cameras are a major reason why many people buy high-end smartphones and if you’re getting an Ultra phone, there’s no reason for the cameras not to go wild. That seems to be what Vivo is thinking with its upcoming X100 Ultra smartphone, according to a rumor from Ice Universe, a leaker on X. He says the Vivo X100 Ultra might be the “absolute telephoto camera king”, with a 200MP 85mm telephoto camera with 3.7x optical zoom, a 1/1.4″ sensor, and an f/2.67 aperture.

The absolute telephoto camera king that cannot be surpassed in 2024 is coming soon.
It is the vivo X100 Ultra, which was launched after a few months delay. Its telephoto specifications are too powerful, 85mm (3.7x) 1/1.4” 200MP, F2.67 aperture, unprecedentedly powerful. The…

— ICE UNIVERSE (@UniverseIce) May 1, 2024

Just so you understand, a high-resolution telephoto camera can bring “additional” zoom by cropping into the image that the sensor provides. That’s how the S24 Ultra gets really good hybrid zoom performance despite only having a 50MP 5x optical zoom lens. It’s why most people don’t miss the 10x optical zoom lens previous models had.

We also know that the primary camera will be a 50MP lens with a Sony LYT900 sensor and the front camera will also be 50MP, but will use a 50MP ISOCELL sensor from Samsung. No matter how you decide to look at it though, the X100 Ultra should have the best telephoto performance of any mobile camera right now, if those specs on paper translate well to real-world performance.

The Other Specs For The Vivo X100 Ultra Are As “Flagship” As We Can Expect

In every other domain that we’ve been lucky enough to see leaked, we know that the X100 Ultra is going to be a top performer. It’s coming with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which is the best Qualcomm chip Vivo can opt for at the moment. The battery is going to be a nicely sized 5,500 mAh cell that can be charged with up to 80W of wired electricity.

Since it is going to launch in China, it is also going to come with satellite messaging capabilities, like most other flagship phones in that region, and this feature will probably only work there too.

The device should be unveiled this month (potentially with the Vivo X100s series by its side), and even if most regions won’t be able to get their hands on it, I look forward to seeing how well the telephoto camera will be able to perform.

Through Tecno, Gionee, Vivo, Google, and now Samsung, Ayomide has always been an Android enthusiast. His current partner in crime is a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. You can find him playing Candy Crush or Call of Duty: Mobile, watching movies, and he is a big fan of trivia and quizzes.

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