2019 started off with Honor View 20, but even the mid-range devices have a lot to offer, including the Vivo V15 Pro smartphone that has just been announced today.
The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC which offers intermediate performance, but the smartphone is premium-class in most other important aspects.
The Vivo V15 Pro is equipped with,
Super AMOLED display, almost without a frame thanks to the pop-up front camera.
Triple rear camera that includes a 48 MP sensor.
An in-display fingerprint scanner and
Dual Engine quick charge.
Frontal pop-up camera, display and design
The Vivo V15Pro’s concealed front camera uses the same basic mechanism as the Vivo NEX pop-up camera, but in this case, the sensor is 32 MP and is defined by Vivo as robust enough to withstand everyday wear and tear.
The absence of the notch and the thin frames allow the Vivo V15Pro to offer a 6.39-inch FHD + Super AMOLED display with a screen-to-body ratio of 91.64. On the back, there is the cover Topaz Blue or Coral Red, while on the right side is the smart button that will launch Jovi, the assistant of Vivo, with a double pressure or Google Assistant with a single pressure.
Vivo specifies that Jovi has been updated with an image recognition feature to detect products and search for e-commerce platforms that now Google Assistant voice commands allow the user to activate AI Face Beauty, erase memory, search for an album and perform other actions.
Triple rear camera
Vivo V15Pro adopts a rear three camera configuration that includes a 48MP primary camera that uses Pixel Binning techniques to produce better 12MP shots in low light conditions. The other two rear cameras include an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. Among the various presets are AI Face Beauty, AI Portrait Framing, AI Super Night Mode and AI Body Shaping.
SoC, RAM and storage space
Vivo V15Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset, whose characteristics are summarized in the image below, flanked by 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space.
Biometric sensor, recharge and software
Vivo V15Pro employs a fifth-generation optical in-display fingerprint scanner, which according to Xiaomi, a competitor of Vivo, is 25% faster than fourth-generation sensors. The 22.5 W dual-chip quick charge is capable of charging the 3,700 mAh battery fast enough.
Finally, Vivo V15Pro will be provided with the Funtouch OS 9 interface based on Android 9 Pie which includes the updated Game Mode 5.0 functionality, a “competition mode” to improve gaming performance and the “Dual-Turbo” to reduce drops of “300%” frame rates.
Vivo V15Pro will be available internationally in multiple markets, including India, in the colours Topaz Blue and Ruby Red, while the model with Google Pay / NFC support will only be available in certain markets.
The prices of Vivo V15Pro in India will start from 28,990 rupees (about 360 euros) for the 6 GB RAM model and 128 GB of storage. Reservations start today with availability starting March 6th.
Ikechukwu Onu is a writer, front-end dev, and digital junkie with a profound interest in all things tech. When not reviewing gadgets or apps, he enjoys contributing in groups and forums, tinkering with websites, and hanging out with friends.