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China's Vivo Introduces Camera-Centric Smartphone

May 19, 2014

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has released its new model, the Xshot. This new gadget has not one but two cameras, both with photographic capabilities that can outperform most competitors. Such is the quality of these cameras that the Xshot makes having a standalone camera feel slightly unnecessary.

The phone's main camera uses a six-piece, large aperture F1.8 lens that allows light through to a 13 megapixel second-generation stack sensor module from Sony. It also has a stabilization feature that compensates for any wobbles by moving the lens in the opposite direction when hand motion is detected.

The device also features various filters and borders designed to improve the quality of photos taken with it. Digital effects such as bokeh and virtual make-over and an after effect lock function to make shadows more natural-looking are all included. There's also even a feature that makes sounds to help you get kids' attention when you are taking snaps.

On the other side of the phone, there is an eight megapixel camera with a 84-degree wide-angle lens and a dual-color LED flashlight for better color balance. And when it comes to video, the camera is capable of 4K (3840 x 2160) video recording.

Besides those camera capabilities, the device also provides superb audio, thanks to a Maxim MAX97220 headphone amplifier, a Cirrus CS4398 DAC, and a TI TLV320 ADC chip for wider audio input bandwidth. It supports playback of OGG and FLAC files, as well as AAC, WAV and MP3.

Xshot has a 5.2 inch 1080p IPS display and a 2600 mAh battery inside. The two versions in which it will be available—Elite and Ultimate—have 2.3 GHz 8974AA and a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, respectively.

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