Chinese electronics manufacturer, Hisense, has announced a new smartphone today. The new Hisense V+ is an upper mid-range smartphone but sells for exactly the same price as the less powerful H11 released at the beginning of the year.
The design of the Hisense V+ is quite similar to that of the H11. The back is covered in highly reflective 3D glass. The dual cameras, LED flash, and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner sit in the same position. The front is also home to a 5.99” FHD+ display and the front camera and soft flash retain their positions.
The difference between the Hisense V+ and the Hisense H11 is on the inside. The Snapdragon 630 mobile platform has been swapped for the Snapdragon 660. They have also upgraded the RAM to 6GB and storage to 128GB.
The dual rear cameras are a Sony IMX486 12MP f/1.8 wide-angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens. There is a 20MP f/1.8 sensor in front with soft flash.
The phone packs a 3400mAh battery with support for 18W fast charge. It has a USB-C port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and support for dual band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0. Hisense will ship a free pair of JBL wired earphones with the phone.
Even with all the upgrades, the Hisense V+ keeps the same ¥2599 (~$412) price tag of the less powerful Hisense H11. So if you haven’t purchased that yet, you should wait till April 10 when the V+ goes on sale. It will be available for purchase on JD.com.