Vivo has officially confirmed to launch the another selfie-centric smartphone in India on 23rd January 2017. The forthcoming Vivo V5 Plus is expected to feature one of the finest front cameras in the mobile industry. The Chinese phone manufacturer has already started to send out media invites for the upcoming launch event.
Nowadays, selfies have become an integral part of our life. So much, that, it is presently one of the most important deciding factors for a lot of smartphone buyers. Vivo is a company which has almost always pleased the selfie-oriented consumers. The V5 Plus is going to be another addition to the same philosophy.
Despite the fact that Vivo is claiming the V5 Plus to be the first smartphone in the world to sport a dual selfie camera, it is actually not. Way back in September 2015, Lenovo showed us the Vibe S1. Its front camera consists of an 8 MP unit and a 2 MP snapper, placed side by side. The Vibe S1 uses the former to boost up the resolution and the latter for measuring the depth of field.
Another smartphone, the LG V10 also comes with a dual camera setup in the front. Here, it is used to ramp up the capturing angle. On the top of shooting the standard 80-degree pictures, the V10 can shoot 120-degree images. With the upcoming Vivo V5 Plus, the usage of dual camera arrangement for the front camera may gradually become a norm. With the entry of smartphones like Coolpad Cool 1 and Huawei Honor 6X, dual lens setup is already a common thing for primary cameras.
Vivo V5 Plus: Specs
Speaking of the specifications, Vivo hasn’t yet disclosed anything. However, it is presumed to be similar, if not better than the Vivo V5 which is currently available for purchase. The V5 sports a 20 MP front camera along with a 13 MP rear shooter. Upfront, there is a 5.5-inch HD display with 2.5 D curvature. The octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC powers up the smartphone. With 4 GB RAM and 32 GB inbuilt storage, it excels in multitasking. 4G LTE support, fingerprint scanner, 3.5 mm audio jack, etc. are present too.
Vivo V5 Plus: Price and Availability
Considering that the Vivo V5 is sold for Rs. 17,980, the Vivo V5 Plus is expected to cost around Rs. 20K. Do note that this is just a rough figure and nothing is confirmed until the official launch. Coming to availability, the V5 Plus will be up for sale only after its release on January 23, 2017.