Vivo launched a new mid-range phone, aka the V5s, in the Indian market on Thursday. The V5s is a slightly upgraded version of the company’s V5 and brings in premiere V5 Plus looks to the table. The phone is priced at just under Rs 20,000 and focuses on camera and audio capabilities, just like a majority of Vivo phones.

Specifications

Processor: The Vivo V5s, just like the Vivo V5, is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor clubbed with Mali-T860MP2 GPU.

RAM: The V5s comes with 4 gigs of RAM.

Internal storage: The phone comes with 64GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via a hybrid micro-SD card slot. Screen: The Vivo V5s comes with a 5.5-inch 720p IPS LCD display.

Rear camera: The phone comes with a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with Phase Detection Autofocus and single-LED flash.

Front camera: On the front, the V5s comes with a 20-megapixel camera — Sony IMX376 sensor — which is accompanied by a ‘moonlight’ flash.Software: The phone runs Android Marshmallow-based Funtouch OS 3.0.

Battery: The V5s is backed by a 3,000mAh battery.

Special features

  • The V5s is a slightly upgraded version of Vivo’s existing V5 phone. The Vivo V5s, just like the Vivo V5, focuses on camera and audio capabilities but brings in more storage to the table.
  • The design is also, this time round, closer to the company’s flagship V5 Plus which was launched in January. The V5s boasts of a full-metal body and looks remarkably like the Apple iPhone 7, especially from the behind. On the front, it comes with curved 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass and a fingerprint scanner that is claimed to unlock the phone in just 0.2 seconds.
  • The fingerprint scanner on-board can also activate select apps “by swiping the screen down towards the fingerprint sensor.” The fingerprint reader is also said to be water-resistant, according to Vivo. It further boasts of curved 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass on the front.
  • The user interface comes with features like Smart Split multi-tasking which as the name suggests allows for split-screen multitasking on supported apps. The phone can also run multiple instances of the same app.

India price and availability: The Vivo V5s will be available for buying from both online and offline sales channels at a price of Rs 18,990 in India starting from May 6. The V5s will be available in the colours: Matte Black and Crown Gold.