Vivo launched three new phones this week. Among them is the long-awaited Vivo X100 Ultra. This is the highest-end flagship phone the company has to offer right now. And as we discussed in our launch coveragetakes a big leap in smartphone photography. Actually, comes with the largest periscopic sensor in the industry.

This versatile camera setup has many of us looking forward to the global launch of the Vivo X100 Ultra. But It seems that the company has part of bad news for us. The latest camera flagship isn’t making its way outside of China.

Why not Vivo X100 Ultra to be released outside of China?

Looking back, the last device that Vivo launched in international markets was the X80 Pro. But since then, the company has faced patent issues with Nokia, which has forced a restriction on Vivo good number of their flagships for the Chinese market. And it is the reason why Vivo X100 Ultra will not officially reach the global markets.

If you are wondering, Patent dispute between Nokia and Vivo is for standard essential patents (SEPs) related to cell technology. These questions, however are expected to be allowed within this year or on the next one one. If the issue is resolved soon, Vivo may reverse its decision to launch the X100 Ultra globally.

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Key highlights of Vivo X100 Ultra

There are many things that make the Vivo X100 Ultra stand out from the competition. Among them is the camera setting. It boasts one of the most powerful camera systems on the phone. The features of this smartphone a combination of 1-inch main sensor, an impressive 200MP periscope telephoto camera and a 50MP ultra-wide sensor.

As for the 200MP sensor, it’s the largest telephoto sensor ever used in a phone. It can offer 3.7x optical zoom and 20x zoom in telephoto macro mode. More interestingly, this X100 Ultra sensor has industry-leading CIPA 4.5 stabilization for sharp images.

Camera kit for vivo X100 Ultra

The Vivo X100 Ultra combines flexible camera setup with an in-house BlueImage algorithm for enhanced photo quality. There is also a Vivo V3+ chip for image processing.

Vivo X100 Ultra Display Details

Front X100 Ultra comes with 6.78-inch curved E7 LTPO AMOLED display. It has a resolution of 1440 x 3200, a refresh rate of 1-120Hz and a peak brightness of 3000 nits. Under the hood, the flagship phone has it all Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip. It is paired with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage.

A 5500 mAh battery powers the insides of the Vivo X100 Ultra. It comes with support for 80W wired and 30W wireless charging. Other highlights include 5G connectivity, two-way satellite communication (in China) and OriginOS 4 based on Android 14.

Prices and availability

In China, the Vivo X100 Ultra starts at CNY 6,499 (about $898). The best model comes with 16GB RAM and 1TB storage version. Open sales get started on May 28and as discussed above, you won’t find it in other markets. Of course, you can import the smartphone. However, notice that Chinese variants usually don’t offer a smooth experience as software is directed to the Chinese market.

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Vivo X100 Ultra Won’t Be Launching Outside China