Vivo V5 Plus with 20MP + 8MP front camera goes official, launching in India on January 23

Vivo V5 Plus with dual-front facing camera goes official. Specifications, pricing, features inside the post.

Monday, January 16, 2017

/ by Aman Banka

Vivo has officially took the wraps off the Vivo V5 Plus smartphone. The smartphone was teased back in November 2016 during the launch of Vivo V5 in India. Vivo V5 Plus is a new addition in company's V5 series of smartphones and extends the front camera capability by featuring dual-front facing camera.

Vivo will be launching the Vivo V5 Plus smartphone in India on January 23rd. The smartphone will be launched in Malaysia on January 20th. Vivo has started the pre-order of V5 Plus in Malaysia for 1799 MYR, which translates roughly to US$403 / Rs. 27,432.

According to Vivo, the V5 Plus will be launched in Gold color option. We are expecting Vivo to price the V5 Plus in India at around Rs. 25,000.

Talking of specifications, Vivo V5 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD LCD IPS In-cell display with 2.5D curved glass, metal build and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone is powered by 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM.

On the software front, the device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with FunTouch OS 3.0 on top. The V5 Plus comes with dual-SIM support with dual-standby feature, measures 152.58 x 74.00 x 7.26mm and weighs 158.6 grams. On the front, there's a home button which doubles as fingerprint scanner.

When it comes to camera, the V5 Plus features a dual front facing camera with 20MP + 8MP combination. The 20MP sensor is the primary sensor, whereas the 8MP sensor is used for capturing depth information for bokeh effect. The front cameras come with Moonlight Glow, Sony IMX376 sensor, 1/2.78″ sensor size, f/2.0 aperture and 5p lens. There's an 16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture and PDAF.

Additional specifications include 64GB internal storage and 3160mAh battery with fast charging support. Connectivity series include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (5GHz + 2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS + GLONASS and OTG support.

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