Vivo V5s selfie smartphone was launched at an event in Gurugram, priced at Rs. 18,990. The new Vivo V5s pre-orders will start Thursday itself, and the first sale is scheduled for May 6; the Matte Black colour variant will be available for purchase on May 6. The Crown Gold colour variant will only become available starting May 20.
The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Vivo V5s runs Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and is a better-specced variant of the Vivo V5 that was launched in India in November last year. It features a fingerprint sensor on its home button. It bears a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D Curved Glass, Gorilla Glass protection, and a pixel density of 267ppi. It is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM.
We now come to the highlight of the selfie-focused Vivo V5s - its front camera. The Vivo V5s bears a 20-megapixel front camera with a 'Moonlight Glow' front light and an f/2.0 aperture, apart from the Face Beauty 6.0 app. On the rear, the smartphone features a 13-megapixel camera with PDAF and dual-LED flash. The company is also boasting of the inclusion of the AK4376 Hi-Fi Audio chip on board. Together, these two features make the Vivo V5s a 'camera and music" smartphone.
On the storage front, the Vivo V5s offers 64GB of inbuilt storage that's expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM format. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Micro-USB with OTG, GPS/ A-GPS, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board the Vivo V5s include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, and a virtual gyroscope. The Vivo V5s runs on 3000mAh non-removable battery, weighs 154 grams, and measures 153.8x75.5x7.55mm.