Matching the grandeur of its Vivo V5 launch a few months ago, the Vivo V5 Plus launch yesterday further establishes that Vivo Philippines is serious in its venture into the Philippine smartphone market.
Vivo V5 Plus Features
Held at the Atrium of SM Mall of Asia, the official Philippine launch of the Vivo V5 Plus highlighted some of the best features of the smartphone such as the new and improved 20MP front camera now powered with dual lens for the ‘bokeh‘ effect. It’s the world’s first-ever dual front-facing cameras.
‘Bokeh‘ is a Japanese term for a camera photo effect where the background is blurred to give more focus and emphasis on the subject matter much similar to the capabilities of a DSLR. Moreover, the V5 Plus can actually manipulate and alternate the bokeh to blur the front subject matter and make the background ‘clear’ instead. The primary front camera, a 20MP IMX376, was co-engineered with top electronics company, Sony, while the secondary 8-megapixel camera was designed to collect depth-of-field information for improved self-portrait quality.
Furthermore, in contrast to the Vivo V5, the ‘Plus‘ also has more battery life and increased memory at 64GB RAM.
To complete the package, the processor was also upgraded to 2GHz octa-core, 4G RAM, fingerprint recognition software, and a AK4376 Hi-Fi sound system.
Physically, it maintained a slim bezzle maintaining a 5.5 screen on a phone just as big as the usual 5.2″ smartphone units. The backside also took out the two straight lines similar to iPhone 7. It’s now cleaner and more simple.
Here are some photos we got from the launch yesterday.
Here are the key specifications of the Vivo V5 Plus for your reference:
- Display: 5.50-inch
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 2GHz octa-core
- Front Camera: 20-megapixel
- Resolution: 1080×1920 pixels
- RAM: 4GB
- OS: Android 6.0 (Funtouch 3.0)
- Storage: 64GB
- Rear Camera: 16-megapixel
- Battery Capacity: 3160mAh
Vivo V5 Plus Launch
Needless to say, the Vivo V5 Plus waa star-studded. Aside from having Basketball superstar Stephen Curry as the official endorser of all Vivo phones, singer KZ Tandingan and Pinoy Boyband Superstar’s Tony Labrusca and James Ryan Cesena entertained guests with lively music during the event.
Vivo V5 Plus Philippine Price
As for the Vivo V5 Plus price in the Philippines, it was announced at Php 19,990. It’s a considerable P7,000 increase from it’s predecessor Vivo V5 at only Php 12,990 but let’s see how the selfie capital of the world values the ‘bokeh‘ effect of their selfie photos. 🙂