The vivo X80 series unveiled last month in China began its global rollout a couple of days ago, starting with Malaysia, and its next stop will be India as vivo's Indian branch today announced that the X80 series will debut in India on May 18 at noon local time.
The vivo X80 series includes three models - X80, X80 Pro, and X80 Pro+. However, the Pro+ version isn't unveiled yet, and it will only arrive in Q3 2022, so it's not launching in India next Wednesday. Moreover, vivo India has only confirmed the X80 Pro explicitly, but the use of the word "series" in its promo campaign pretty much confirms the company will also launch the X80 in India on May 18.
Here's the date you've all been waiting for! It's time to block 18th of this month in your calendars for the much awaited launch of the vivo X80 series. Let's redefine cinematography!— Vivo India (@Vivo_India) May 10, 2022
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vivo hasn't revealed the X80 and X80 Pro's Indian prices yet, but the company says the smartphones will be sold exclusively through Flipkart. Although you can also expect them to be available for purchase through vivo's official Indian website and retail stores across the country.
Another bit confirmed by vivo is the X80 Pro's processor. The smartphone was announced with two chipsets - Dimensity 9000 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. And it will be the latter that will power the Indian units, which is hardly a surprise since the Malaysian model also has Qualcomm's flagship silicon at the helm, while the Dimensity 9000 variant remains China-exclusive for now.
The vanilla X80, on the other hand, comes with the Dimensity 9000 SoC regardless of the region. However, while the Chinese versions of the X80 and X80 Pro run Android 12-based OriginOS Ocean, their global counterparts boot FuntouchOS 12.
You can head this way to check the vivo X80 and vivo X80 Pro's detailed specs, and over here for our vivo X80 series announcement coverage to know more about both smartphones.
At least they can deliver a few trucks beforehand, and release them at the same time. Apple also doesn't have factories around the world but somehow manages to release the phones at the same time in all countries.
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