We’ve been waiting for Vivo to release the new V5 and it’s coming very soon. In India, the new Vivo V5 will be available beginning November 26 for only 17,980 INR which is about $265 in the US. The new model was recently launched as a powerful 20MP camera smartphone that the selfie addicts will love. Just like the Vivo X7 Plus, the V5 promises to be a great selfie cam but with a more affordable price tag.
A 20MP front-facing camera is too high for any smartphone but Vivo knows there are people who will appreciate the awesome feature. It boasts of a Sony IMX376 1/2.78” high-quality sensor, f/2.0 aperture, front LED flash, and a 13MP rear camera with Phase Detection AF. The front-facing camera is even better than the rear camera.
Other specs include a 5.5-inch IPS LCD, 720p resolution, 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass, fingerprint reader, 4GB RAM, octa-core processor, 32GB onboard storage, microSD slot for storage expansion, and a 3,000mAh battery. The display is a bit underwhelming and we don’t know which chipset is installed but this one is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow topped with Funtouch OS 2.6. Vivo also added split-screen multitasking with the Smart Split 2.0 feature.
You can get the Vivo V5 in either Grey or Crown Gold metal. Audio quality is good enough with the AK4346 Hi-Fi audio chip giving off 115dB signal-to-noise ratio. Phone will be out this coming November 26 in India. No mention if and when it will be released in other markets but we’ll let you know soon.