Vivo launches V5s selfie smartphone in India for Rs 18,990

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo today launched yet another selfie focused smartphone called the V5s. Although it is said to be a successor to last year’s V5, the new handset comes with almost similar hardware.

The Vivo V5s gets a 5.5-inch Full-HD (1920 × 1080 pixels) resolution display protected with Gorilla Glass 5. The V5 had a similar sized 720p display. On the inside, you get the same octa-core 64-bit MediaTek MT6750 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz along with a Mali T860 GPU. While the RAM is again 4 GB RAM the internal storage has been bumped up to 64 GB. Of course, there is a memory expansion slot which supports microSD cards of up to 256 GB. The only change from the Vivo V5 is that V5s will come with a metal body.

As for the cameras, you get the same 13 MP sensor with phase detection and LED flash on the back and a 20 MP camera module on the front along with ‘Moonlight’ flash to take selfies. Other features include a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button, a 3,000 mAh battery with fast charge support and a ‘smart split 2.0’ hi-fi audio system powered by an AK4376 audio chip.

Connectivity features of the smartphone include 4G LTE, dual nano-SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, OTG support, microUSB 2.0 and a 3.5 mm audio jack. The device will run Android Marshmallow based Funtouch OS 3.0. Vivo will offer two months of free subscription for Saavn Pro with Vivo V5s.

Vivo V5s will come in two colour variants with the first one in ‘Matte Black’ and the second one in ‘Crown Gold’. The smartphone is priced at Rs 18,990 and the ‘Matte Black’ variant will be available from 6 May 2017 with the ‘Crown Gold’ will be available from 20 May 2017. Vivo has started taking pre-orders for the device from today.

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