Vivo X100 Ultra: Large Telephoto Sensor, Premium Specs, Optional Camera Kit

The X100 Ultra has been released by Vivo in China. This phone, like other of the company’s earlier Android flagship models, places a strong emphasis on the camera.

Co-developed with Samsung, the HP9 sensor is a 200 MP device with an f/2.67 aperture and an equivalent focal length of 85 mm. A 50 MP Sony LYT-900 primary camera and a 50 MP LYT-600 ultrawide are attached to it. The Vivo X100 Ultra features a 50 MP selfie camera on the front.

Returning to the new camera flagship, the 200 MP telephoto lens has ZEISS T* coating and ZEISS APO certification. These two indicate that the X100 Ultra has the ability to capture images with minimal edge fringe and excellent clarity. In addition, the periscope sensor has an industry-best CIPA 4.5 stabilisation system and a 3.7x optical zoom.

It’s also important to remember that the Vivo X100 Ultra is the company’s first Android phone to use the BlueImage algorithm. According to Vivo, it has been in development for eight years and claims to address a number of issues with most smartphones’ image capture capabilities. This entails managing lighting behind the main subjects and maintaining detail in low light.

In addition, the X100 Ultra has premium features in all other areas as well. It includes Qualcomm’s top flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. The front features an E7 LTPO AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels and a peak brightness of 3000 nits.

The Vivo X100 Ultra’s hardware is powered by a 5,500 mAh battery that supports both 30-watt and 80-watt cable charging. It comes pre-installed with OriginOS 4, a software that is based on Android 14. Additionally, the smartphone’s compatibility for two-way satellite communication and 5.5G in China has been confirmed by the manufacturer.

The X100 Ultra, which has 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, is priced at CNY 6,499 (about $898). The most expensive model, which comes with 1 TB of storage and 16 GB of RAM, is CNY 7,999 (about $1,105). For CNY 350 (about $48), you can also get an optional camera package called SmallRig. It is comparable to the Xiaomi 14 Ultra and 13 Ultra photography equipment (available on Amazon).