Vivo is set to launch its new X100 series on November 7, 2023, in China. The series will include three models: Vivo X100, X100 Pro and X100 Pro+. According to the latest leaks, the Vivo X100 Pro will be the first phone to feature the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 chipset, which is the latest flagship processor from the Taiwanese company.
The MediaTek Dimensity 9300 is built on TSMC’s third-generation 4nm+ process node and boasts an all-big core CPU design. It has a prime Cotex-X4 core clocked at 3.25GHz alongside 3x Cortex-X4 cores @ 2.85GHz and 4x Cortex-A720 cores @ 2.0GHz, all based on the Armv9 architecture. MediaTek claims that the Dimensity 9300 offers a 40% improvement in peak performance and a 33% reduction in power consumption compared to the previous generation Dimensity 9200.
The CPU is paired with a 12-core Immortalis-G720 MC13 GPU with hardware-based ray tracing, which provides a 46% improvement in performance and a 40% reduction in power and memory bandwidth consumption in geometry-heavy game scenes. The Dimensity 9300 also supports the latest LPDDR5T RAM @ 9,600Mbps speeds and UFS 4.0 storage with Multi-Circular Queue (MCQ) support.
The Dimensity 9300 also features a next-generation APU architecture with a hardware-generative AI engine, which enables faster and safer edge AI computing. The APU supports Generative AI with Stable Defusion generation in less than 1 second and support for LLM with up to 33 billion parameters. The chipset also supports on-device LoRA Fusion, which is a low-power, long-range wireless communication technology.
The Vivo X100 Pro will also sport a curved-edge OLED display with a 1.5K resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The back of the phone will have a triple camera setup, including a 1-inch primary camera, which could be a 50MP unit, and a 64MP OmniVision OV64B periscope telephoto lens, which will be different from the one seen on the Vivo X100 Pro+. There will also be a 12MP IMX663 ultra-wide-angle lens accompanying the other two sensors. The phone will support 100W charging and have features like an under-display fingerprint sensor, an X-axis linear motor, an IR blaster, and dual stereo speakers.
The Vivo X100 Pro is expected to start at CNY 3,999 ($550) for the base 12/256GB variant, according to an early listing on Vivo’s official website. The phone will compete with other flagship devices powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, which is expected to debut later this year. The Vivo X100 series will be available in China first and may launch in other markets later.