We need not talk about the selfie craze in the current generation and brands like Vivo, Gionee, Oppo etc have launched products that are specifically aimed to help consumers take better selfies. Yesterday, Vivo set a new benchmark by launching a smartphone with 20MP front facing or selfie camera. The Vivo V5 which was unveiled in India is focused definitely going to attract the current generation which loves clicking selfies and sharing them on social media.

The massive 20MP front camera and a front facing ‘Moonlight Glow’ flash allows users to take selfies in diverse lighting conditions. Priced at Rs. 17,980/- or $265 Vivo V5 gets a sweet spot which is neither overpriced or overpopulated.

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Vivo V5 Specifications

In terms of specifications, the Vivo V5 is powered by a 1.5 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT 6570 processor, 4GB RAM,  and a 5.5-inch HD IPS display with the resolution of 1280*720 pixels and 2.5D Corning gorilla glass protection. V5 comes with 32GB internal storage that’s expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card.

The phone also houses a water-resistant fingerprint sensor on the front, AK4376 Hi-Fi audio chip and a 3,000mAh battery powers the smart phone. Vivo V5 runs on Funtouch OS 2.6 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out of the box. It comes with features like split window multitasking and Face Beauty 6.0 etc.

The V5 comes with a front 20MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture, a Sony IMX376 sensor, and a 5P lens. While the rear camera is a 13 MP shooter that comes with a single-LED flash and PDAF. It comes wit ha full metal unibody design and supports dual sim cards.

Vivo also announced the Vivo V5 Plus that will house a dual front camera, however, no further details were provided in the event. Vivo V5 will be slated against the Lenovo Z2 Plus, Oppo F1s and few other smartphones. It would be interesting to see how the device fares in overall performance as the specification does seem to look decent on paper.

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