Chinese OEM Vivo is all set to launch their new range of smartphones — the Vivo V5 and V5 Plus on November 15 — an upgrade on the V3 and V3 Max devices launched earlier this year.
The fifth and sixth phones in the company’s smartphone lineup are going to sport a unibody metal design. With a 20 MP front camera, the Vivo V5 is going to set new benchmarks in the selfie-focussed smartphones market, competing with the likes of Gionee S6s and Oppo F1s.
Although not much is known about the Vivo V5 Plus, except that it will get the same 20 MP front camera, we’ve a list of features below about Vivo V5 that might interest you.
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1. More Power To Gamers and Non-Gamers too
The new Vivo V5 Plus will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Octa-core processor chipset, which will clock at 1.8 GHz. It comes with an Adreno 510 graphics processing unit.
Both features are a substantial upgrade to its predecessor — the V3 — which shipped with a 1.5 GHz clocking Snapdragon 616 chipset and Adreno 405 GPU.
2. A Bigger Screen For Easier Accessibility
The V5 comes with a 5.5 inch AMOLED screen, with HD display protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The size is an upgrade as V3 came with a 5-inch display, but many would have wanted the latest offering from Vivo to come with Full HD (1980 x 1080). Maybe, we’ll get to see that on the V5 Plus.
3. A Day to Rejoice for Selfie Aficionados
The V5 is going to sport a 20 MP front camera with moonlight flash and a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash. The moonlight flash on the front camera is sure to be a boon selfie-enthusiasts, especially during low-light photography. This camera just might help you get nearest to the perfect selfie.
This is an enormous upgrade on the 8 MP front camera that the V3 came with, although the rear camera remains unchanged.
4. Seamlessly Multitask with Increased RAM and Storage
Vivo’s new launch is set to come with 4GB RAM and an inbuilt memory of 32 GB, which can further be expanded to 128 GB using a Micro SD card. This is an upgrade on its predecessor’s 3 GB RAM, means multi-tasking just got easier.
5. Longer Hours with Increased Battery Power
See more of your device — in your hands rather than near the charging dock — as the Vivo V5 comes fitted with a 3000 mAh battery, an upgrade to its predecessor which was powered by a 2550 mAh Li-ion battery. The battery is non-detachable, as was the case with V3.
This might not be enticing news, but the Vivo’s new offering isn’t getting Android’s Nougat update. The new Vivo V5 is going to run FunTouch OS 2.6, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The phone is speculated to be priced somewhere near INR 20,000 ($295) and can be a worthwhile investment if you’re crazy about clicking selfies.