After launching the V5 in India a couple of months back, Vivo has today launched the selfie-centric V5 Plus at an event today in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs 27,980, and will start selling from February 1. Pre-booking for the smartphone however kicks off tomorrow (January 24). Also Read - Vivo V20 SE could launch at Rs 20,999 in India, suggests Reliance Digital listingAlso Read - Vivo may replace Funtouch OS with Origin OS on its phones
The Vivo V5 Plus was unveiled in Malaysia earlier this month, and the highlight of the smartphone is the dual-camera setup. Unlike many of the smartphones though, the dual-camera setup on the V5 Plus is up front. The Vivo V5 Plus takes the dual-camera module, and places it in the front to achieve bokeh effects in self-portraits. Also Read - iQOO U1x unveiled in China: 5000mAh battery, Snapdragon 662 and more
It consists of a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 1/2.78-inch sensor, with f/2.0 aperture and 5P lens system. There is a secondary 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture that captures depth information in an image. The two sensors work in combination and add depth-of-field to selfies. One can also change the focus of the selfies, after the photo is clicked. Similar to the V5, the Vivo V5 Plus also gets a moonlight glow flash. The LED flash basically brightens up the scene by acting like a lamp or torch, rather than firing like a flash. The front cameras also come with support for Face Beauty 6.0. This is just another term for Beauty mode, wherein the smartphone uses a few software tricks to tweak your selfies to look better.
Vivo V5 Plus specifications
The Vivo V5 Plus boasts a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display with 2.5D curved glass protected by Corning s Gorilla Glass 5 on top. At its heart is Qualcomm s Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage.
In addition to the dual-camera module in the front, the Vivo V5 Plus features a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, and 4K video recording capability. Fuelling the smartphone is a 3,055 mAh battery, which comes with Vivo s dual-charging engine technology.
The Vivo V5 Plus runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Funtouch OS 3.0 layered above. The UI comes with features like Smart Split 2.0, which essentially allows users to use two apps simultaneously side-by-side. There s also an eye protection mode, which filters out blue light to protect your vision and prevent eye strain. Other features include a fingerprint sensor on the front, which is placed beneath the home button. Connectivity options include, dual-SIM card slots (nano SIMs), 4G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and USB OTG.
As for competition, the only other smartphone that comes with a dual-selfie camera setup is the Lenovo Vibe S1. The smartphone features an 8-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor for achieving DSLR-like results in selfies. An the back, the smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash. Other specifications include 5-inch full HD display, 64-bit MediaTek MT6752 1.7GHz octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and 2,420mAh battery. ALSO READ: Lenovo Vibe S1 review: It s got the looks and the performance too!