Vivo starts in Germany: Cell phone with integrated gimbal camera now available

The Chinese manufacturer Vivo is also taking off in Germany. Interested parties can now purchase several new Vivo smartphones from local retailers. This also includes the Vivo X51 5G, which has a unique gimbal camera.

Some Chinese manufacturers have already penetrated the German market apart from well-known brands such as Huawei . These include, for example, Xiaomi and Oppo – and now also Vivo . At its European launch event on Tuesday, the company teased a few smartphones in addition to the actual announcement. Including an “old” acquaintance who is coming to local stores under a new name: The Vivo X50 Pro – now known as the Vivo X51 5G .


The Vivo X51 5G is only a true high-end smartphone to a limited extent. Because inside there is no upper class processor, but the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chip . But that’s not really that important, because on the one hand the Vivo X51 5G costs significantly less than other flagship smartphones with its 799 euros and on the other hand the real highlight is in a different place. Vivo was the first manufacturer to develop a gimbal camera in which both the lens and the sensor move and thus stabilize the image. In theory, this allows for much smoother videos and sharper photos.

Vivo Gimbal Smartphone Image source: Vivo

The gimbal camera has a resolution of 48 megapixels with an aperture of f / 1.6. The device also has a 13-megapixel portrait lens (f / 2.4), a wide-angle sensor (8 megapixel, 120 °, f / 2.2) and a telephoto lens (8 megapixel, f / 3.4) on the back. The latter offers five times optical zoom and sixty times digital zoom.

Further technical data in the overview:

  • Display: 6.56 inches, 1,080 x 2,376 pixels, 90 HZ, Super AMOLED
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, eight cores
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Main memory: 256 GB
  • Battery: 4,315 mAh, 33 watts
  • 5G transmission standard: yes

The Vivo X51 5G corresponds almost completely to the Vivo X50 Pro already presented. But not 100 percent. The frequency bands have been adapted to European standards and the pre-installed software is very manageable. Vivo emphasized several times in its presentation that the software of the new smartphones is very close to pure Android and that they have only adjusted or added functions when it really made sense.


In addition to the Vivo X51 5G, the Chinese manufacturer has also presented three other devices that will soon be available in Germany. These include the mid-range Vivo Y70, the Vivo Y20s and the Vivo Y11s. Initially, only the first two models are guaranteed to come into the shops here. The Vivo 11s was presented at the event, but the device was not mentioned in the German press release.

Unlike the Y70, which has a Snapdragon 665 chip, which is supported by 8 GB of RAM. The main memory is 128 GB and a 48-megapixel main camera is also on board – albeit without a gimbal function. The highlight of the smartphone is a fingerprint sensor that was built into the 6.44-inch display, as well as fast charging technology with 33 watts. Cost: 299 euros.

The Vivo Y20s meanwhile offers a 6.51-inch display and a fingerprint sensor placed on the side. The Y20s, with its Snapdragon 460, is not quite as well positioned in terms of processor either, and the camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels (f / 2.2) at best. For this, Vivo installed a battery with a full 5,000 mAh, which should ensure a long battery life in view of the energy-saving processor.

If you want to call the Vivo Y20 your own, you have to put 199 euros on the table. Otherwise nothing stands in the way of the purchase. Because the three new Vivo smartphones can already be bought from MediaMarkt and Saturn as well as from and . And some more devices are likely to follow in the next few months.


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