In a press event in Mumbai, Vivo unveiled their new flagship device for India, the Vivo V5. Focused on a selfie-obsessed young audience, the Vivo V5 packs in an unprecedented 20MP front-facing camera.

The V5 boasts of a ‘Moonlight Glow’ feature that induces a natural glow on the face without straining eyes that lights up the picture irrespective of the lighting conditions. The company claims that the feature allows users to capture perfect selfies without making them grainy, distorted or flooded with hard flash light.

“With the launch of V5, Vivo adds a new dimension and sets its focus on emerging camera technology, thus offering an unprecedented camera experience. V5 comes with the first-ever 20 MP front camera that creates flawless pictures in naturally vivid colours. We are sure that our new offering is all set to create a new benchmark and will be widely accepted by customers and redefine the selfie experience.”
– Kent Cheng, CEO, Vivo India

There’s a fingerprint sensor that also allows you to activate your apps by swiping the screen down towards the fingerprint sensor. The ‘Smart Screen-Split’ feature allows users to multitask without having to switch back and forth each time a notification pops up that needs your attention. The company also flaunts their custom-made AK4376 dedicated Hi-Fi audio chip that provides an immersive audio experience.


Vivo V5 Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Funtouch OS 2.6
  • Display: 13.97cm (5.5-inch) HD (1280 x 720) | 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Processor: 1.5GHz octa-core 64-bit MediaTek MT6750
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB; expandable up to 128GB with microSD card
  • Camera: 20MP rear camera | 13MP front camera
  • Dimensions: 153.8 x 75.5 x 7.55mm
  • Weight: 154g
  • Battery: 3000mAh

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Vivo, entered the Indian market in December 2014, and currently has its presence in more than 400 cities in 22 states with over 33,000 outlets across the country.

Priced at ₹17,980 (~$265), the Vivo V5 will be available from November 26 across online and offline stores in the country. Pre-orders will start from tomorrow.

At the launch, the company also dropped a teaser for the upcoming Vivo V5 Plus, which will feature a dual front camera setup. No timeline for the V5 Plus launch or its availability was shared.