Chinese tech giant, Vivo, today at their launch event in Mumbai has launched their flagship phone, Vivo V5 in India. The Vivo V5 joins the elite list of selfie-centric smartphones such as the Oppo F1s and Gionee S9s.

Having said that, the smartphone is priced at Rs. 17,980 as well to compete with the rivals. The Vivo V5 is the industry’s first smartphone to feature a 20MP front-facing camera and the sensor used in this smartphone is the Sony IMX376 with f/2.0 aperture. Of course, there is a LED flash as well on the front. So, this is the best front-facing set up till date in any smartphone.

The Vivo V5 also has a 13MP sensor on the rear with PDAF and LED flash. However, the smartphone is slightly underpowered. There is a MediaTek MT6750 chipset with 4GB of RAM under-the-hood. The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch 720p display. The HD display is a bit of a disappointment, though.

Vivo V5 Key Specifications 

  • 5.5-inch HD display
  • Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 processor with Mali T860 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB
  • Dual SIM Card (Hybrid)
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow based on Funtouch OS 2.6
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash and PDAD
  • 20MP front-facing camera with Moonlight Flash, Sony IMX376 1/2.78″ sensor, f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • AK4376 DAC
  • 3000mAh battery

The Vivo V5 comes with a metal body in two color variants: Crown Gold or Crown Grey. The smartphone measure 7.55mm in thickness and weighs 154 grams.

All this package is backed by a 3000mAh battery and it comes with a high-quality audio DAC as well. The AK4346 Hi-Fi audio chip promises a signal-to-noise ratio of 115dB. The Vivo V5 boots Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box with the company’s own proprietary Funtouch OS 2.6 skin.

The phone will be up for pre-order from November 16 to 25 and will go on sale from November 26.