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vivo X50 Pro joins the crowd of 5G devices vying for attention in Australia Featured

vivo X50 Pro joins the crowd of 5G devices vying for attention in Australia Courtesy: vivo

Chinese smartphone maker vivo, which so far has not made its presence felt in Australia, has announced that it would be launching a 5G model, the X50 Pro, as part of the all-new vivo X-series of flagship devices.

The company said in a statement on Friday that the X50 Pro would be priced at $999 and go on sale on 20 August. It can be pre-ordered from JB Hi-Fi, Big W, Officeworks and Mobileciti from today. All pre-orders will get a bonus Fitbit Versa 2TM Fitness Smartwatch.

The X50 Pro marks vivo's entry into the 5G smartphone market. Its stablemates — OPPO and OnePlus — have already released more than one 5G device apiece. All three brands are owned by Chinese behemoth B.B.K. Electronics.

The phone has already been released in some Asian countries like India and Bangladesh. As with many other recent models from other companies, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor.

"We are incredibly excited for the vivo brand to be launching its first 5G smartphone in Australia with the introduction of the X50 Pro, the flagship smartphone of the X series," said Fred Liu, managing director of vivo Australia. "We have seen great success in other markets and expect the vivo X50 Pro to become an iconic device here in Australia.

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The vivo X50 Pro 5G smartphone. Courtesy vivo

"The X50 Pro is a professional photography smartphone for Aussies to record and share the best moments of their lives in a simple way.

"With stable shooting capabilities, outstanding lenses and sensors, and an overall advanced camera system, the X50 Pro allow users to capture all of life's stories with professional quality. This is the first X series device to be launched globally and we are excited to share the best of our innovative technology and design with people around the world, and now right here in Australia."

The company has adopted the Gimbal Camera System to reduce shake in photographs.

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