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vivo V11 launches in India packing end-to-end display and waterdrop notch for $315

The new handset follows soon after the V11 Pro and comes with a lower price tag, and some key differences inside.

Published onSeptember 25, 2018

vivo V11 banner from the vivo website.
  • vivo has launched its new handset, the vivo V11, in India.
  • The handset features an end-to-end FHD+ AMOLED display and dual rear camera setup with AI capabilities for 22,990 rupees.
  • It’s going on sale through online and offline channels from September 27.

vivo has launched the vivo V11 in India, a new mid-range device with a full-screen display. The Chinese OEM revealed the handset in the region earlier today andm rather excitingly, it’ll be on sale before the end of the week.

vivo V11 highlights include its 16MP + 5MP dual rear camera and 25MP front camera, backed by the company’s AI tech. This means the cameras benefit from backlight HDR and Low Light modes, merging multiple frames in a single shot for superior exposure and detail. The tech also assists with automatic Scene Recognition, and the ubiquitous Portrait Mode complete with “AI Face Shaping technology” (the latter sounds a bit Mission: Impossible to me!).

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The V11 also includes a 3,315 mAh battery with “dual-engine” fast charging, yet fans might be disappointed that it’s working over Micro-USB rather than the more modern USB Type-C.

The handset comes soon after the V11 Pro, which launched in India earlier this month. The V11 arrives without the in-display fingerprint sensor that the pro model has, going for a rear-mounted scanner instead, and includes a Helio P60 chip instead of Snapdragon 660. You’ll also find less storage — it’s capped at 64GB RAM rather than the 128GB the pro model allows for — lower camera specs, and a slightly lower battery capacity (the pro model has a 3,400mAh capacity battery).

vivo V11 specs

vivo V11
6.3-inch Super AMOLED
2,290 x 1,080 resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio
MediaTek Helio P60
Arm Mali-G72 MP3
64GB + microSD support up to 256GB
Front: 25MP (f/2.0)
Rear: 16MP (f/2.0) + 5MP (f/2.0)

Headphone jack
IP rating
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-compass
Micro-USB (USB2.0), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (Bluetooth 4.2), GPS, OTG, FM
Funtouch OS 4.5 ( Based on Android 8.1)
Dimensions and weight

The vivo V11 price begins at 22,990 rupees (~$315, compared to 25,990 rupees, or ~$357, for the pro version) and it will go on sale September 27 at Vivo’s online store, Flipkart, and offline retail channels. It’ll land with the typical slew of cashback and credit offers and it’s coming in Starry Night Black and Nebula Purple colors.

The V11 faces stiff competition in the segment in India right now, however, as the world-beating Xiaomi POCOphone F1 was unveiled there only recently, along with the likes of the similarly-styled OPPO F9, and Samsung’s first triple camera phone, the Galaxy A7 (2018). Whether it can hold up in the face of all of that remains to be seen.

What are your thoughts on the vivo V11? Let me know in the comments.

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