The company first showcased the smartphone’s camera capabilities at the MWC 2018 event in Barcelona, and today it has finally announced the feature will be available in China. The Vivo V1 – as the company calls it – is the first smartphone to feature the new image signal processor (ISP) that can improve the performance of the selfie camera.
So what is the Image Signal Processor? In a nutshell, the Image Signal Processor is a chipset that’s been designed to handle image processing in Vivo’s upcoming V1 smartphone. This is noteworthy because it’s the first time a smartphone chipset has been used for image processing, and it’s important because of the way smartphone image processing is increasingly becoming a key element of how we consume and interact with images.
Vivo’s collaboration with ZEISS has added even more intriguing elements to mobile photography.
Vivo was said to be working on an in-house Image Signal Processor only a few days ago (ISP). Hu Baishan, Vivo’s Vice President, subsequently revealed that the business is working on its own ISP called Vivo V1.
Vivo V1, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s first-ever self-developed ISP, was formally launched today. The proprietary processor will debut in the forthcoming Vivo X70 series, which is scheduled to ship on September 9, 2021, according to recent confirmation.
Clearly, announcing the introduction of an in-house image processing processor is not an easy task. The firm has gone into great depth on how the V1 image processor was developed from the ground up and what features it will offer to future products.
Vivo boasted that over 300 employees worked for almost two years to make this chip a reality. To guarantee compatibility of its V1 chip with mobile CPUs, the firm worked with processor makers.
According to the firm, the V1 chip provides great processing power with minimal latency and low power consumption. Like GPU and DSP, the device can conduct parallel data processing (Digital Signal Processor). V1’s specialized algorithm may decrease the hardware circuit’s power usage by up to 50%.
The chip has high-speed read and write circuitry for maximal processing capabilities in terms of storage architecture. It can reach a 32MB cache comparable using on-chip storage, according to claims. The new V1 chip outperforms existing desktop flagship CPUs in terms of low-latency real-time noise reduction and frame insertion.
ZEISS and VIVO
Vivo benefited from the ZEISS collaboration in that it was able to solve technical challenges such as process and yield. High light transmittance, ultra-low dispersion, and thermal stability are now possible with glass lenses. This is because, as compared to plastic lenses, glass lenses have a natural benefit of low dispersion. Glass lenses may attain a greater degree of purity as a result of all of this. Furthermore, the central transmittance has been raised to a maximum of 95%.
Vivo has launched the SWC coating technique based on bionic principles thanks to ZEISS T* coating. As stated, it helps to decrease reflectance to a minimum of 0.1 percent. To further decrease light reflection, Vivo introduced the ALD atomic layer deposition technique, which forms a nano-level coating on the ultra-high-transmittance glass lens.
Vivo and ZEISS have developed a 140 color card performance and 3D color mapping matrix algorithm based on the idea of “what you see is what you get.” The program can change 262,144 parameters to improve the hue accuracy and enhance the saturation processing. To create more realistic colors, the hue accuracy (E) is improved by approximately 15.5 percent.
The Vivo X70 Series will be the first to have the Vivo V1 Image Processor.
The Vivo V1 image signal processor will make its debut with the forthcoming flagship Vivo X70 series, as we already know. On September 9, 2021, at 19:30 local time, the formal reveal will take place.