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.
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.
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|