Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has officially announced its latest smartphone in India today. The Vivo V5 comes with a spectacular 20MP front-facing camera as its main highlight. This no doubt means the device is targeted at the teeming number of persons who are selfie-centric. Apart from the powerful selfie shooter, the V5 packs a mid-level specs set up housed inside a stylish metallic chassis. The company also announced the Vivo V5 Plus but no other details were made available on its availability or price.
Design & Specification
The Vivo V5 adopts an all-metal unibody design with a matte finish at the back as well as an engraved Vivo logo giving it a premium look. The device is slim, coming in at just 7.55mm thick and weighing 154g. The edges are curved and that makes it quite easy to grip in the hand.
Talking about the hardware, the Vivo V5 features a 5.5-inch 720 pixels display with 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass protection on top. The device is poweredby an Octa-core 64-bit MediaTek MT6750 chipset clocked at 1.5GHz which is supported by a large 4GB RAM. The device also packs an ample 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD.
Further, the device features a 13MP rear facing camera with LED flash which should perform well in daylight,with little noise while indoors or in poor light conditions. As stated earlier, the device also sports a 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor upfront with Moonlight Glow technology for clearer and better selfies, a f/2.0 aperture, and a 5P lens. The smartphone also comes preloaded with the Face Beauty 6.0 app.
In addition, the Vivo V5 also packs in the custom built AK4376 Hi-Fi audio chipset that promises an appreciable audio experience by giving a signal-to-noise ratio of up to 115dB. There is also a fingerprint sensor mounted at the front just under the display and it also functions as the home button. The Vivo V5 boasts of a 3000mAh non-removable battery and there is a microUSB port for charging the device. On the software end, the V5 comes with the Vivo’s proprietary Funtouch OS 2.6 running on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The company is touting the device as having a Smart Split 2.0 feature that lets users use two apps side-by-side. Also touted is an Eye Protection Mode that filters blue light.
The 4G-enabled Vivo V5 comes in Crown Gold and Grey colours and Vivo has pegged the V5 retail price at 17,980 Rupees in India ( around 1,819 Yuan, $265). The phone will be available for pre-order in 22 cities across India from November 16, and would go on sale on November 26.