Vivo X100 Ultra and vivo X100S

  • Vivo’s upcoming X100 Ultra flagship could feature a 200MP periscope camera, possibly enabling 200x digital zoom. Practical benefits could be more visible with pixel-binned hybrid zoom.
  • Other phone specifications could include a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, a 50MP front camera, a 50MP primary camera, a 5,500mAh battery, and 80W wired charging.
  • The phone is expected to launch in China this month and could also feature satellite communication tech in the highest variant.

Different smartphones take different approaches to photography, but Android’s Ultra flagships usually try to pack in every possible upgrade to try and become the best camera flagship. With primary camera upgrades plateauing after a point, we’re seeing more and more companies focus on telephoto cameras as the next big upgrade. Samsung opts to include two telephoto cameras on its Galaxy S24 Ultra flagship for two different optical zoom setups, while other companies are using periscope zoom on a higher megapixel sensor, opting for hybrid zoom instead of just optical or digital. This upcoming Ultra flagship on the block could take it to the next level, pairing a 200MP sensor with a periscope zoom lens for the best telephoto zoom experience.

The vivo X100 Ultra flagship is slated for its home market this May, and renders of the device have just emerged on Weibo.