Vivo India on Tuesday launched the V5 selfie-focused smartphone in India. The smartphone will be available for pre-order in 22 cities from Wednesday, and go on sale on November 26. It has been priced at Rs. 17,980. The company also unveiled the Vivo V5 Plus at the event, but did not specify when the smartphone with its dual front camera will go on sale beyond a “coming soon” timeline. The Vivo V5 will be available in Crown Gold or Space Grey colour variants.
The highlight feature of the Vivo V5 is the 20-megapixel selfie camera that is accompanied by a front facing ‘Moonlight Glow’ flash meant to improve low-light photography. It bears an f/2.0 aperture, a Sony IMX376 sensor, and a 5P lens. The smartphone also comes preloaded with the Face Beauty 6.0 app. It sports a metal unibody design, supports dual-SIM cards, and runs on Funtouch 2.6 OS that’s based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The dual-SIM (hybrid dual-SIM configuration) Vivo V5 smartphone bears an HD (720×1280 pixels) display, and is powered by an octa-core SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. Apart from the 20-megapixel front camera, the Vivo V5 bears a 13-megapixel rear camera. The smartphone bears 32GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). It comes with a water-resistant fingerprint sensor that is embedded below the home button, said to take 0.2 seconds to unlock. The smartphone is powered by a 3000mAh battery, and bears the standard connectivity options including 4G.
The V5 also comes with Hifi audio support, and the company is touting 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. Complete specifications of the smartphone have not yet been provided, and we’ll update this copy with the details when we receive them.