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.
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.