Vivo X70

Vivo’s X70 series has been in the rumour mill for quite some time, and we’ve learned a juicy new detail about the lineup today. Leaked information suggests that the new flagship models will feature a self-developed chip called the Vivo V1.

The image of the chips have been posted on Weibo, and although we don’t have any hard proof of what they are for, we’re confident they’re ISP chips for camera setups.

With the vivo V1, the smartphone maker won’t be the first to develop its own image signal processor. A custom ISP was first utilized by Google. Oppo has been developing an M1 chip (which is likely to appear in OnePlus and Realme phones in the future), and Xiaomi incorporated a custom ISP into its Mi Mix Fold phone.

Vivo’s V1 ISP is also likely to be exclusive to the X70 Pro +, the Plus variant is the family’s flagship. The X family has seen two Pro+ devices in the last 15 months; both had top-notch chipsets, great cameras, and fast-charging speeds that set the category apart.