Chinese smartphone maker vivo today announced its latest selfie-focused Android smartphone, the V5. The main highlight of the new smartphone is a whopping 20MP front-facing camera, making it an ideal device for consumers obsessed with taking selfies all day long.
The Vivo V5 uses a Sony IMX376 sensor on the front, which is a 1/2.78” type sensor, larger than most other front-facing units. The 20MP sensor is paired with a bright f/2.0 aperture lens, along with a dedicated LED flash. At the back, the V5 features a 13MP unit with phase detection autofocus and an LED flash.
Rest of the specs are more or less similar to most other mid-range Android smartphones on the market. The Vivo V5 comes with a 5.5-inch sized 720 x 1280 HD resolution IPS LCD display, with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top. Powering the smartphone is the octa-core MediaTek MT6750 with the Mali T860 GPU, paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable onboard storage.
Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, GPS with GLONASS, USB OTG support, fingerprint sensor, and 4G LTE. The smartphone packs a 3000mAh capacity battery inside, which is pretty decent for a mid-range handset. For audiophiles, the smartphone comes integrated with an AK4346 Hi-Fi audio chip. On the software front, the V5 disappointingly runs on the company’s Funtouch OS 2.6, which is based on the older Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
For now, the V5 has only been announced for the Indian market, where it will retail for INR 17,980 (S$375) starting November 26th.