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Vivo V5 Plus, V5 Lite Selfie Camera Phones Unveiled

Before officially entering the Indian market, the Chinese tech giant has revealed its V5 Plus and V5 Lite smartphones. Vivo V5 Plus can be considered as a competent selfie-focused smartphone due to its dual camera setup at the front. The Vivo V5 Lite on the other hand, is a lower-specced version of the V5 smartphone. So, let’s see what Vivo has in its store for us in the form of the newly revealed smartphones.

Vivo V5 Plus Specifications

Featuring a 5.5 inch full-HD (1080 X 1920 pixels) display, the phone runs on Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Powering it is a 2.0 GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, which is coupled to 4GB of RAM. Focusing on the highlight of the phone, the rear camera is 16-megapixel with LED flash. The front is a dual camera setup which features (20-megapixel + 8-megapixel sensors).

The 20 megapixel camera on the Vivo V5 Plus uses Sony’s IMX375 ½.78-inch sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 5P lens system. The 8-megapixel camera is used to capture depth-of-field information.

Vivo V5 Plus

With the help of this setup, the front camera is capable of producing ‘Bokeh’ effect, which we have already seen in the iPhone 7 Plus. The only difference is that Vivo has put the setup in front. For those who are not aware of ‘Bokeh’ effect, it is a specific kind of photography which blurs the out of focus elements in the picture.

The internal storage of the phone is 64GB which is further expandable via microSD card. It supports dual-SIM and packs 3160 mAh battery, with fast charging.  The connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS. According to company’s official website, it will be only available in GOld colour option. The phone weighs 158.6 grams and measures 152.8 mm X 74.00 mm X 7.26 mm (L X W X T). The Vivo V5 Plus also features a fingerprint scanner embedded into the home button.

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Vivo V5 Lite Specifications


The down the line smartphone features 5.5-inch HD (720 X 1280 pixels) IPS display. The V5 Lite runs on Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by an octa-core 64-bit processor. It is further coupled to 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The camera duties include 13-megapixel at the back with f/2.2 aperture and 16-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture at the front. Connectivity options are similar to the V5 Plus and it houses a 3000 mAh battery pack.

The phone weighs 155 grams with dimensions measuring 153.8 mm X 75.5 mm X 7.6 mm (L X W X T). The phone will be available in Crown Gold and Rose Gold colour options.

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Launch, Prices & Availability

Both these phones will be launched on January 23 for the Indian market and prices are expected to be revealed at the time of launch. The phones are likely to be available on all the major E-commerce portals along with official stores and retailers.

Let’s see how these two phones oriented towards selfie-lovers will perform in the Indian market.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.