Vivo has collaborated with Zeiss to develop the new camera technology for the upcoming X90 series of flagships. The hardware will be responsible for specific tasks. The system’s goal is to create a digital image that perfectly matches what the human eyes see in the scene.
The Vivo X90 will use two core scenes to improve the shooting portraits and shooting at night. Vivo developed some technology, and Zeiss developed some others.
The optical system will use advanced lenses and coatings. There’s a signal-to-noise ratio of the image sensor. The device has a True Color Restoration Engine to optimize the white balance.
Vivo added the Ultra-Clear Image Quality Engine, a super-resolution algorithm that can recover around 35% of the information lost due to optical imperfections. The multi-frame mode will improve the image quality and dynamic range even further. This is especially useful for a periscope lens.
The scene system can calibrate the environment to get the best brightness and color temperature of ambient light.
The next camera system is dedicated to portrait photography and is divided into three parts. The first part measures the scene, detects up to 103 feature points on the face, and takes into account the subject’s pose. The second part is responsible for combining the subject and applying machine-learning beauty filters; the other adjusts the background by tuning several dials (blur, tone, brightness, etc.).
The Vivo X90 has a dedicated system to optimize low-light photography. The camera has a manual setting for ISO that can reach up to 102,400. Vivo claims this camera can capture a starry night sky without a tripod or a long exposure.
Vivo claims the next sensor will have 77% better light sensitivity than the custom ISOCELL GNV sensor used in the X80 series. Both companies, Vivo and Zeiss, are also developing the 50mm portrait lens.
Many processes have a new acceleration engine, a successor to the V1 ISP. It’s the result of the ISP with modern AI-based solutions.
Vivo claims the chip will have lower latency and uses less power. In addition, the chipset can achieve 16.3 trillion operations per second (TOPS) per watt.
Unfortunately, the company hasn’t announced the Vivo X90 release date and price, but the new series should arrive in the next few months.