Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has debuted in the Philippines the Vivo V5 Plus, which is said to be the top selfie phone in the world with a 20-megapixel dual front-camera
The launch of the company’s newest flagship model was held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium in Pasay City. The Vivo V5 Plus has a retail price of P19,999.
NBA superstar Stephen Curry was also tapped by Vivo to endorse its phones, including the Vivo V5 Plus.
The new smartphone’s primary front camera, a 20-megapixel IMX376, was co-engineered with Sony, while the secondary 8-megapixel camera was designed to collect depth-of-field information for improved self-portrait quality.
The Vivo V5 Plus boasts an advanced selfie technology that features a “bokeh effect” — a background-blurring photography filter.
This is complemented by Vivo’s enhanced face beauty algorithm that allows users to take radiant selfies with no need for editing or correction, and “selfie soft light” which makes selfie-taking possible even in poor lighting conditions.
As for its rear camera, Vivo V5 Plus features an impressive 1/2.8-inch 16-megapixel sensor for ultra-clear and high-quality photos.
Aside from its camera features, the Vivo V5 Plus uses the same Hi-Fi system of Vivo’s recent flagship models, and perfected in over two years — the AK4376.
Equipped with 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, the new Vivo model is capable of performing multiple phone tasks.
For a unique touch, the phone runs on Vivo’s very own Funtouch 3.0 operating system, based on Android 6.0.
The Vivo V5 Plus also features an updated fingerprint recognition technology, allowing users to unlock the phone in just 0.2 seconds. Its fast-charging feature is also expected to come in handy for most users.
Style-wise, the Vivo V5 Plus has a 5.5-inch large display, with an ultra-slim bezel technology, and is made of 5th generation Coring Gorilla glass with enhanced resistance.
Finally, the V5 Plus has a dome-style, 1.8 mm wide u-shaped antenna for better signal reception and, at the same time, a more stylish exterior design.