Vivo India on Tuesday launched the V5 selfie-focused smartphone in India. The smartphone will be available for pre-order in 22 cities from Wednesday, and go on sale on November 26. It has been priced at Rs. 17,980. The company also unveiled the Vivo V5 Plus at the event, but did not specify when the smartphone with its dual front camera will go on sale beyond a "coming soon" timeline. The Vivo V5 will be available in Crown Gold and Grey colour variants.
The highlight feature of the Vivo V5 is the 20-megapixel selfie camera that is accompanied by a front facing 'Moonlight Glow' front camera light meant to improve low-light photography. It bears an f/2.0 aperture, a Sony IMX376 sensor, and a 5P lens. The smartphone also comes preloaded with the Face Beauty 6.0 app. It sports a metal unibody design, supports dual-SIM cards, and runs on Funtouch 2.6 OS that's based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The dual-SIM (hybrid dual-SIM configuration) Vivo V5 smartphone bears an HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display, and is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. Apart from the 20-megapixel front camera, the Vivo V5 bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with a single-LED flash and PDAF. The smartphone bears 32GB of inbuilt storage that's expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). It comes with a water-resistant fingerprint sensor that is embedded below the home button, said to take as little as 0.2 seconds to unlock. The smartphone is powered by a 3000mAh battery, and bears the standard connectivity options including 4G (with support for Indian LTE bands), FM radio, GPS, and Bluetooth. It offers an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and digital compass.
The V5 also comes with Hi-Fi audio support (using the 32-bit AKM AK4376 DAC), and the company is touting a Smart Split 2.0 feature that lets users use two apps side-by-side. Also touted is an Eye Protection Mode that filters blue light.