The self-developed chip vivo V1 was unveiled and the flagship image capability of vivo X70 was upgraded.

On September 6, 2021, Shenzhen – vivo image technology sharing meeting with the theme of “core image” was officially held. Vivo V1, the first professional image chip independently developed by vivo, appeared, fully opening the era of mobile phone hardware level algorithm.


At the sharing meeting, new achievements of vivo mobile phone imaging technology such as ultra-high transmittance glass lens, new coating process and Zeiss natural color were unveiled together. Through the comprehensive cooperation with Zeiss in image chips, optical devices and software algorithms, vivo has greatly improved the night shooting experience, reduced glare and ghosts, and continuously improved professional portraits and colors.


Vivo V1 – vivo’s first self-developed professional image chip

The emergence of super large wide-angle and periscope zoom has broken through people’s imagination of mobile phone photography optics again and again. In the face of complex light, dark scenes, extreme night scenes and many video shooting scenes, the image computing power and chip power consumption of mobile phones need to be further upgraded and evolved.


Finally, vivo cooperated deeply with mobile phone SOC manufacturers, spent 24 months, invested more than 300 people in R & D, and gave the answer with self-developed professional image chip v1.


As a fully customized integrated chip with special specifications, the professional image chip V1 cooperates with the main chip, has both effect and experience, and has the characteristics of high computing power, low delay and low power consumption.

Under the given service, V1 can not only process complex operations at high speed like CPU, but also complete data parallel processing like GPU and DSP. In the face of a large number of complex operations, V1 has an exponential improvement in energy efficiency ratio compared with DSP and CPU.

In order to maximize its synchronous processing capacity, vivo optimizes the data storage architecture and high-speed read-write circuit in the chip to achieve an equivalent 32MB super cache and full on-chip storage. Surpass some flagship desktop computer processors to achieve low delay, real-time noise reduction and frame insertion.

In addition, on the basis of the strong imaging capability of the main chip ISP, the professional imaging chip V1 is superimposed with the imaging algorithm. When processing the tasks with the same amount of computing at high speed, the special algorithm of V1 reduces the power consumption of the hardware circuit by 50% compared with the software implementation.

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Thanks to V1 high-speed data processing, the night scene can be previewed in real time

On the road of mobile image, vivo continues to explore the technological breakthrough of extreme image. The debut of professional image chip V1 is the first step of vivo chip strategy. In the future, vivo will conduct more comprehensive exploration in the chip field, expand for specific scenes, and finally achieve the goal of the whole scene.

Ultra low dispersion and high transmittance glass lens breaks through the ceiling of mobile phone optics

Subject to space constraints, it is more difficult to achieve further leaps in mobile phone photography and upgrade the lens. This vivo has invested huge R & D costs. After several rounds of verification with Zeiss team, it finally overcomes the technical limitations such as process and yield, and realizes high-specification glass lenses on mobile phones, achieving the effects of high transmittance, ultra-low dispersion and strong thermal stability. It greatly reduces the appearance of glare and ghost during night shooting.


Compared with plastic lenses, glass lenses have natural advantages of low dispersion. Vivo’s ultra-low dispersion and high transmittance glass lens further reduces dispersion. In terms of Abbe number, an authoritative index to measure dispersion ability, it has broken through the industry’s highest Abbe value of mobile phone lens, with a score of 81.6, which is comparable to professional camera lens, effectively solving the problems of purple edge and false color in high contrast scenes.

The ultra-low dispersion and high transmittance glass lens also achieves higher purity, and the central transmittance is increased to 95%. AOA dynamic optical calibration process is adopted to adjust the clarity reduction caused by lens thickness error and lens eccentricity error, so as to ensure the optical quality of the final lens.

Multiple coating to suppress glare and ghost, and Zeiss jointly set a high standard in the industry

Since its birth, Zeiss t * coating has always been Zeiss’s housekeeping skill and a powerful guarantee for high image quality imaging. Thanks to this, vivo Zeiss has joined hands to apply advanced coating technology to mobile phone lenses, bringing imaging effects comparable to professional cameras.

Facing the traditional problems in industries such as glare and ghost shadow, vivo innovated and introduced SWC coating technology. Based on the principle of bionics, the reflected light is fully suppressed, the reflectivity is reduced to 0.1%, and the purity is greatly improved. In addition, vivo’s exclusive first ALD atomic layer deposition process forms a nano coating on ultra-high transmittance glass lenses to further reduce light reflection.


Petal ghost problem is also a shadow that can not be thrown away by mobile phone photography. Vivo uses pigment spin coating technology in the lens to solve the adhesion between pigment and blue glass. The coating thickness is as thin as 2um. After more than 10 debugging of different process parameters, mass production is finally realized. It can be said that vivo is the leader in the current mobile phone optical device industry in terms of technology and material.


Faithfully restore what the human eye sees and deduce Zeiss’s natural color

After 3 years of polishing of 10 models, vivo has formed its own unique style of “fresh”, “bright” and “texture” – vivo color. At this sharing meeting, vivo had a new interpretation of color.


“Professional creators prefer to faithfully restore the natural color seen by human eyes”. Therefore, vivo and Zeiss have deeply discussed and formulated the real color concept of what you see is what you get. Through the performance of 140 color cards and the introduction of 3D color mapping matrix algorithm, 262144 parameters are adjusted to make the hue more accurate, the saturation processing more fine, and finally the hue accuracy of photos Δ E increased by about 15.5%, leading the industry to bring Zeiss natural color.

In the portrait track, vivo and Zeiss continue to carry out R & D and training. Zeiss lens style is built in the portrait mode to deeply restore the classic lens effects of Zeiss, such as biotar and sonnar, so as to bring Zeiss moving images and enable public creation, so that everyone can become a master of portrait photography.

Firm vivo image long track, so that everyone can enjoy the fun of creation

Vivo regards the research and development of image technology as a systematic technical project. Through the cooperation of platform, device, algorithm and other aspects, the final imaging quality is improved. The appearance of professional image chip V1 chip has opened the next era of mobile phone image industry – the era of hardware level algorithm.


Vivo hopes to bring users a boundless experience of scenes, people and images through continuous humanistic thinking and technical exploration of mobile phone images. That is, there is no limit to the scene, and you can shoot whenever and wherever you want; No restrictions are set so that everyone can make better works; No restrictions on images, so that the expression of mobile phone images is more powerful and direct to the hearts of the people.


Adhere to the image long track and constantly meet the needs of consumers. Vivo breaks through imagination in technology research and development, pursues perfection in optical design, and strides forward on the humanized professional image Road, so that everyone has the opportunity to become a creator.

The flagship vivo X70 series of professional imaging will be officially unveiled at 19:30 on September 9. At that time, the first flagship new product equipped with professional image chip V1 will officially arrive, and you are invited to continue to pay attention.


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