Self-Developed Imaging Chip V3 to Debut in Vivo X Series

Vivo has announced the Vivo 6nm self-developed imaging chip V3 and much more, that takes the camera experience to the next level. The camera is one of the most important components of any smartphone, and the decision of buying the device relies largely on it. Some of the releases feature a new sky night view system, upgraded XDR photo, and a floating lens module. 

Release Highlights

  • The Vivo X series flagship devices will use imaging chip V3 and multi-ALD technology coating. 
  • It will have an improved efficiency ratio of 30%, and supports 4K movie portrait video shooting and post-shooting adjustments.
  • The upcoming generation of the Vivo X100 series will come with a sky-night view system
  • Imaging Chip V3 will take XDR photos to the next level, introduce colorful night scene models, and build 3D models for better performance.
  • Vairo Apo Sonner telephoto lens will be introduced in the upcoming Vivo X100 series
  • The upcoming telephoto lens will have a larger aperture, floating lens module, and APO apochromatic. 
  • Vivo will be using double-layer transistor pixel stacking technology for better night photography. 
  • The double-layer transistor will be first seen in the sensor of 53MP with a size of 1/1.43”.

Specifications of the Imaging Chip V3

The upcoming generation of the Vivo X100 will be equipped with a sky night view system, which will enhance the full-focus super night view. It will take photos in low light to the next level. 

The imaging chip V3 will introduce a colorful night scene mode, HDR, and upgrade the XDR photo to 2.0. Moreover, it will have a future portrait technology reserved. It works by creating a portrait 3D model and using that 3D perception algorithm. The technology uses portrait attribute edition (lighting, age, hairstyle, and expression), four seasons portrait style, AR special effects, and much more. 


Vivo and Zeiss have come together to produce the imaging chip V3 for the telephoto lens. The upcoming Vivo X100 devices will come with a new Vario Apo Sonner, setting a new standard for the telephoto lens. It will have a larger aperture, APO apochromatic, and a floating lens model. The lens seems promising as it will give tough competition to other leading camera modules. 

Imaging Chip V3 Sensor

Vivo will be taking benefit from the double-layer transistor pixel stacking technology of the Sony Guangyu LYTIA series of CMOS. It has been previously used in Sony Xperia 1V’s Exmor T technology. The photodiode and transistors are divided into two layers, allowing more light to enter and reduce noise in the images.

The imaging chip V3 will be LYT800, sensor size of 1/1.43”, 53MP that will use the double layer transistor pixel structure. 

The upcoming Vivo X flagship devices will be using the new imaging chip V3, using the multi-ALD technology coating. It will reduce the reflectivity compared to the last released Vivo X90 Pro+.

The third generation of imaging chip V3 will take benefit by improving energy efficiency by 30%. It will be the first sensor to shoot 4K movie portrait video shooting and Android supports post-shooting adjustments. Users can change the portrait mode even after shooting, which is something new. 

Vivo has introduced some new improvements that will make a big impact on how users take photos and shoot videos. Are you excited about the upcoming updates?

Source (Weibo, in Chinese)