Vivo launches smartphone for selfie lovers
By Chong Jinn Xiung January 23, 2017
- Dual front facing cameras headline Vivo’s latest smartphone
- Upgraded processor, storage and camera among improvements
VIVO has officially launched its new selfie focused smartphone the Vivo V5 Plus, an upgraded version of its previously launched V5 smartphone.
Having dual cameras on a smartphone is in vogue these days but most of them are located on the back. This time Vivo has turned the concept around, literally, by pointing its dual cameras to the front to focus on the selfie lover.
On the front, you get a 20-megapixel camera on the front that uses Sony’s IMX376 sensor with f/2.0 aperture that is paired with an 8-megapixel camera.
This means that the camera in front is able to take selfies with a ‘bokeh’ or blurred background effect similar to that achieved on competing phones with dual camera setups.
As an added bonus, you are also able to readjust the focus of the photo even after taking the shot.
Not forgetting regular photographers, the V5 Plus improves upon the previous V5 model by upgrading the rear camera to a 16-Megapixel camera, f/2.0 aperture with Phase Auto Detect Focus (PDAF).
The V5 Plus sports a 5.5-inch full HD display that has a 2.5D Gorilla Glass front for added protection. Much like every other smartphone on the market, the V5 Plus also has an integrated fingerprint scanner on the home button for fast unlocking.
Internally, it comes powered by a 2.0Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, an upgrade from the vanilla V5’s MediaTek processor, with 4GB of RAM.
In case you were wondering, yes it supports dual-SIM cards with one slot doubling up as the microSD card slot. Software wise it runs on Vivo’s Funtouch OS 3.0 on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Internally it has 64GB of built-in storage that is expandable up to 256GB.
To help you get through the work day, the V5 Plus come with a 3,160mAh battery that supports fast charging.
Vivo is wasting no time to catch the Chinese New Year wave and offers the V5 Plus in an aptly prosperous colour: gold. The phone is slated to hit retail stores on Jan 21 at a suggested retail price of US$404 (RM,1799).