Viva la Vivo with Siti
> The songstress was on hand to help launch the smartphone for selfies, the sleek V5, which will be available here in Malaysia from tomorrow
VIVO recently launched what is touted as the smartphone for the perfect selfie. The sleek Vivo V5 features an astounding 20MP front-facing camera that is paired with what Vivo calls “a soft light front-facing flash” designed for taking photos even in low-light conditions and a sophisticated photography software to craft the perfect selfie.
The phone was launched in the Malaysian market by none other than popular artiste Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, who is the brand ambassador, together with Mike Xu, the CEO of Vivo Malaysia.
According to Xu, the Vivo brand was founded in China in 2009 and came to Malaysia in 2014.
In the two short years in this country, it has since grown to include 4,000 dealers, 2,000 staff, and 16 service centres nationwide. It is now one of the world’s top 5 smartphone vendors based on the number of units shipped.
This latest device from Vivo runs on MediaTek MT6750 OctaCore processor which is backed by 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage that is expandable via a microSD card.
It also utilises Vivo’s own Funtouch OS 2.6 which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The customised operating system looks similar to Google’s own Google Now launcher and its interface could easily be swapped with another if it is not to your liking.
For the camera, the Vivo V5 uses the commendable Sony IMX376 sensor with Moonlight Glow technology, a f/2.0 aperture, and a 5P lens.
To further enhance selfies, the smartphone comes preloaded with the Face Beauty Mode 6.0 app that is said to be able to enhance images without making it look artificial.
As for the rear camera, the Vivo V5 sports a 13MP sensor.
The phone also features a frontfacing fingerprint sensor that is said to be able to verify a fingerprint in 0.2 seconds and the Vivo AK4376 Hi-Fi music for audiophiles.
The phone has the Smart Split 2.0 feature which lets you run two apps on the screen at the same time and an Eye protection mode that filters out blue light.
At a glance, the Vivo V5 has no distinguishing features apart from the lack of a camera bump and the branding on the back of the phone.
It comes in the crown gold and rose gold colours.
The device fits well in the hand and is light enough for the singlehanded operation needed for a selfie.
Despite the high-resolution camera, the Vivo V5 only sports 5.5inch 1280-by-720 resolution display.
The Vivo V5 is available nationwide from tomorrow at the recommended retail price of RM1,299.
However, Vivo hinted that in December, it will release the Vivo V5 Plus.
According to reports, the V5 Plus is said to have a more powerful processor, a Full HD display, the same 20MP front-facing camera, and a 13MP dual rear-facing camera.
For more, visit the Vivo Malaysia website.
(below) Siti and he Vivo V5; and (from far left) officially launching the phone in Malaysia with Xu; and using the V5 to take a selfie with two of the guests at the launch.