Chinese manufacturers are becoming very well known worldwide because they have been making some interesting devices, combining great build quality by using very resistant metal with often being priced lower than most flagship phones from better-known brands with similar specifications. Also, they seem very interested in making the slimmest devices. In fact, Vivo has actually won that race a couple of times, but now they seem to want to improve the front facing camera of their latest smartphone.
The company has shared an image on their official Facebook account with a young woman taking a seemingly ordinary selfie. What’s not ordinary is the title of the image, which makes reference to a previously rumored smartphone, Vivo X5Pro and makes a very bold statement about the camera “32-megapixel image by front camera”. A front facing camera sensor with that much resolution must be some kind of record, but it is not clear if it will actually be a 32-megapixel one, or if this resolution will be simulated. The text that goes along with the picture reads that the front facing camera “can combine 5 consecutive photos you’ve taken to produce an optimized 32-megapixel image”. In another teaser, it is mentioned that the camera will have facial recognition software capable of recognizing the gender and complexion of the subjects and choosing the best touch-up for each one of them.
On the other hand, on the company’s Chinese social network, they posted an image illustrating a possible feature which would actually use the high resolution of the camera. The shield clearly represents that the camera will be used as a way to make the device more secure. The text in Chinese is translated as “Eye recognition technology” so that a 32-megapixel resolution doesn’t seem like such a waste for this type of biometric security. Some of the specs known by the teasers include a Snapdragon 615 processor, a battery with a huge 3,500 mAh capacity and since it is supposed to be very slim, it could have a very large screen. It will be released in China in May and is expected to land a couple of months later in other markets too.