Vivo stays in trend with V7 Plus
By Chong Jinn Xiung September 29, 2017
- Follows the 2017 trend of keeping an enormous screen with razor-thin bezels
- Ups it selfie game with higher megapixel front-facing camera
SMARTPHONE brand Vivo has announced that its new flagship smartphone the V7 Plus is in Malaysia.
In case you were wondering, the previous model was the V5 Plus but Vivo opted to do the trendy thing by skipping the V6 and went straight to the V7 Plus.
Now the V7 Plus is taking a leaf from other smartphone makers this year and jumping into the crusade against bezels. The Vivo V7 Plus’s 5.9-inch “FullView” display has narrow 2.15mm bezels that skirt around its front and give it an 84% screen-to-body ratio as well as an elongated 18:9 screen-aspect ratio.
It is worth mentioning that the screen isn’t actually full HD and runs at a 1,440 x 720 resolution. Vivo says that the wider screen makes the device ideal for watching videos, reading and playing games.
Just as before, Vivo has placed a big emphasis on its front-facing camera, positioning itself as a camera for selfie lovers. It comes as no surprise that the V7 Plus up its game with a 24-Megapixel front facing camera that comes equipped with its Face Beauty 7.0 algorithm to enhance your looks while its Portrait mode lets you take selfies with blurred backgrounds.
Not forgetting regular photographers, the V7 Plus adds a 16-Megapixel camera on the back packed with Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF) for faster focusing. Vivo says that the rear camera is also capable of merging four pictures into one to create a single super detailed 64-Megapixel image.
On the inside, the V7 Plus it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core CPU with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, that can be expanded up to 256GB, and a 3,225mAh battery.
In addition, it runs on Funtouch OS 3.2 that is on top of Android 7.1. Vivo has added its own brand of apps into the mix including its split screen mode Smart Split 3.0 for keeping two apps running at the same time, App Clone that allows users to run one app as two to log into the same social media app but with different accounts and Face Access that allows users to unlock their phone by looking at it.
Lastly, in terms of music, the V7 Plus integrates an AK476A Hi-Fi audio chip that Vivo says will enhance the music-listening experience on the device.
The Vivo V7 Plus will come in two colours gold and black, It is available on Sept 29, 2017 at US$357 (RM1,499).