Update (20/1/2017): Vivo V5 Plus is reportedly retailing at offline stores for 27,990 INR

Two new selfie first smartphones, the Vivo V5 Plus and the Vivo V5 Lite, have now been officially detailed days ahead of their India launch on January 23. The hardware specifications are the same as was reported in leaked reports earlier.

The Vivo V5 Plus has a 5.5-inch Full HD display with two camera sensors lined on top of it. The additional 8MP camera compliments 20MP primary selfie shooter and is used for depth sensing. You can click selfies and then blur the background. This should help because the 20MP shooter we experienced on the Vivo V5 had a tendency to overexpose selfie backdrops.

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Also, there is selfie flash on the front and this time around Vivo is branding it as ‘the Softlite flash’ (Instead of moonlight flash in Vivo V5). It is still slim and looks elegant, and the Antenna bands take inspiration from Apple’s current generation iPhones.

Vivo V5 Plus selfie sample
demonstrating bokeh effects in Vivo V5 Plus selfies

The Vivo V5 Plus is powered by Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage (not expandable). The Software is Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android Marshmallow which includes features like eye-protection mode and Split Screen 2.0.

Other details include 3160mAh battery with fast charging, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5, dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE support, HiFi Audio, and a Fingerprint sensor.


Vivo has also listed a ‘Lite’ variant in its V5 series. The Vivo V5 Lite has a 5.5-inch HD display and includes a single 16MP shooter on the front aided by the Softlight flash. It is powered by an octa-core processor paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.

Other notable features include a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, Hybrid Dual SIM slot, 3000mAh battery, Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android Marshmallow, HiFi Audio, and 4G VoLTE support.

Vivo V5 Plus and V5 Lite Specifications

Model Vivo V5 Plus Vivo V5 Lite
Display 5.5-Inch, Full HD, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 5.5-Inch, HD, IPS LCD
Processor 2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750
Internal Storage 64GB, Not expandable 32GB, expandable up to 128GB
Software Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Funtouch 3.0 Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Funtouch 3.0
Primary Camera 16MP 13MP rear camera
Secondary Camera 20MP + 8MP 16MP selfie camera
Dimensions and Weight 152.58 X 74 X 7.6mm, 158.6 Grams 153.8 mm x 77.5 mm x 7.6 mm and 155 Grams
Battery 3160mAh, fast charging 3000mAh
Others 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS,3.5mm Audio Jack, HiFi Audio, Fingerprint Sensor 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS,3.5mm Audio Jack, HiFi Audio, Fingerprint sensor
Price To be announced To be Announced


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