VIVO V5: World’s 1st 20MP Front Camera Smartphone Unveiled

In a big move to further establish it’s position in the smartphone market of the Philippines after its brand launch earlier this year, Vivo Philippines launched the Vivo V5 last night at the Solaire Resort and Hotel featuring the world’s first 20MP front camera on a smartphone!

Vivo highlighted its “Perfect Selfie” capabilities of the Vivo V5 with high-quality front-facing camera, fast performance, and upgraded features that ensure great experiences for its users.

Vivo V5

Vivo V5 Launch @ Solaire Resorts & Hotel

Vivo V5 Features: Premium Mid-Range

The Vivo V5 sports an all-metal unibody shell back case that comes in champagne gold and rose gold colors. Up front, it features a 5.5-inch 1280×720 HD display clad in 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass for protection, giving the V5 an ideal premium feel in the hand.

Performance wise, the Vivo V5 is equipped with a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor running at 1.5GHz and paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB ROM expandable via micro SD up to 128GB.

The V5 also features a front-facing fast fingerprint scanner capable of unlocking the smartphone in as fast as 0.2 seconds. It also features fast-charging technology to quickly top-up its 3,000mAh built-in battery.

The V5 embodies Vivo’s relentless pursuit of innovation, with technologies and functions that our consumers look for in their device. With the V5 and its industry-leading features, we continue to push the boundaries of a premium mid-range smartphone as we highlight Vivo’s high standards in smartphone design and feature,” said Vivo Philippines Vice President Hazel Bascon.

Vivo V5 smartphone

Vivo V5 in Gold & Rose Gold

Vivo Perfect Selfie

The Vivo V5 features an innovation that is set to be the benchmark of future smartphones. It is equipped with a 20-megapixel Moonlight front-facing camera featuring a 1/2.78” Sony IMX376 camera sensor coupled with a 5P lens system and an aperture of f/2.0. It also comes with a front-facing soft-light flash that helps illuminate its subjects whenever they take a selfie, ensuring that its users can capture perfect selfies anytime and anywhere.

The rear camera on the other hand, boasts a 13MP sensor that features phase-detect autofocus that will help users snap photos as they happen.

More Vivo V5 Specs

It is also equipped with a 32-bit AK4376 digital to analog converter Hi-Fi chip, as well as a new iteration of its proprietary operating system, Funtouch OS 2.6, now based on Android’s 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.

Among its new features is an improved version of Vivo’s take on multitasking, Smart Split 2.0, which allows users to view two apps side-by-side. Another feature is the Eye Protection Mode, which filters blue light from the screen to protect its users’ eyesights.

With the launch of the Vivo V5, Vivo again sets the benchmark of a premium midrange smartphone with perfect selfie features that one would normally only see in flagship offers. Filipinos will once again have a capable and compelling smartphone choice, and one that can fulfill a wide range of roles in their everyday lives,” added Bascon.

Mckoy De Leon

Celebrity Mckoy De Leon & Top Lifestyle Blogger Verniece Enciso for Vivo V5

Stephen Curry as the Newest Brand Ambassador

Morever, Vivo also revealed an upcoming device that is set to supplement the Vivo V5. The Vivo V5 Plus will feature a similar form factor as the V5 smartphone at 5.5 inches, but will feature a 1920×1080 display and 20-megapixel dual front-facing cameras that are set to enhance the perfect selfie experience of its users.

Vivo also announced Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry as part of the Vivo family. The two-time NBA MVP and Golden State Warriors point guard will serve as the new face of the Vivo V5, highlighting its perfect selfie capabilities alongside local influencers Mccoy de Leon and Verniece Enciso.

I’m really thankful for being part of the Vivo family and I’m looking forward to doing more activities with Vivo and its Filipino plans soon,” said Curry.

Vivo V5 Philippines

Vivo V5 Soon in the Philippines

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The Vivo V5 will be available in Vivo concept stores and major retailers nationwide for P 12,990 very soon. For now, you can pre-order the V5 smartphone in major retailers to receive exclusive freebies including Vivo speakers, Vivo selfie stick, and a Vivo-branded phone stent.  Stay tuned as well for the upcoming Vivo V5 Plus on January 2017!

About Jonel Uy

Jonel Uy is the Chief Creative of GadgetGambit.com. Hailing from UP Diliman with a degree in Computer Science, he is also the Managing Director of Blogger Circles Inc. engaging and amplifying social media campaigns for brands. On Mondays, he teaches information technology classes at a local college.
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