Vivo has been flexing its muscles on the innovation front lately with the recent announcement of its minimalist, "albeit "futuristic", APEX concept phone last month and the dual-display edition of its NEX flagship device in December 2018. Now, the Chinese company is bringing some of the high-end specs it unveiled lately to its latest mid-range offering for this year.
The company has announced today the Vivo V15 Pro with a 32MP pop-up selfie camera first seen on the NEX series. Of course, the front camera design is Vivo's answer to the full-display trend and the company noted that the V15 Pro has a 91.64% screen-to-body ratio owing to it. The smartphone sports a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED Ultra FullView display.
Vivo slapped artificial intelligence branding all over the rear optics department of its latest device, but it all boils down to the AI triple camera featuring a 48MP main sensor, 8MP wide-angle lens, and 5MP depth sensor. However, the main camera also shoots 12MP photos essentially by unifying four pixels. Camera features include night mode and an "AI Body Shaping" tool for applying digital transformations to certain parts of a body like the waist and legs.
The full spec sheet of the V15 Pro is listed below:
|Display||6.39" FHD+ (Super AMOLED)|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 AIE Octa-core|
128GB ROM (Supports microSD Card up to 256GB)
Funtouch OS 9 (based on Android 9.0 Pie)
|Battery||3700mAh with Dual-Engine Fast Charging|
Dimensions: 157.25mm x 74.71mm x 8.21mm
Rear: 48 Million Quad Pixel Sensor + 8MP AI Super Wide-Angle Lens + 5MP Depth Camera
USB (USB2.0), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (Bluetooth 5.0), GPS, OTG, NFC
In addition, the handset also features a fifth-generation under-display fingerprint sensor, built-in support for Google Assistant, and Vivo's own digital assistant called Jovi, which can be summoned with a dedicated button on the left side of the device.
The V15 Pro will be available first in India, starting at ₹28,990 (~$408). Vivo vows to release the device in other key markets in the future.