vivo announced their V5s not too long ago. Touted as the device that could give you the ‘perfect selfie’ the device packs a 20-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. While 20-megapixel sounds like a lot of pixels in a smartphone camera the placement of this ‘main camera’ on this device is a little on the odd side.
The 20-megapixel shooter that is supposed to perform under low-light conditions with the f/2.0 is placed on the top of the device, facing you. Hence, the ‘perfect selfie’. To make it even better vivo fits the device with something they call a ‘Selfie Spotlight’ which brightens up your face to make for a natural glow despite the lighting conditions.
Apparently as well the vivo V5s is doing quite well in the local market. We do not yet have the numbers to confirm whether or not they are actually doing well, but we will take their word for it. Because of the success met by the V5s though vivo decided that Malaysia needs a new colour scheme for the V5s; black, more specifically Matte Black.
The vivo V5s in Matter Black is still the same vivo V5s that you all know and love. You still get the highly capable 20-megapixel front camera with all its usual features. The rear camera is also still a 13-megapixel with f/2.2 with autofocus and LED. The 13-megapixel shooter is also still capable of doing multiple frames shoot to create 52-megapixels of an image. Even the display, at 5.5-inch HD is the same as the usual Vivo V5s. Maybe in the software department it is different? Not at all; it still runs the same FunTouch OS 3.0 based in the the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The only difference then is the colour. The stylish Matte Black adds a sort of new sophistication to the device. It is supposed to make the device look slightly more sleek. At the same time it does fill up a gap in the market. vivo fans who might want to own thier vivo V5s is in black may now do so. The Matte Black version of the Vivo V5s is already available in vivo stores and resellers throughout Malaysia. Its asking price? The exact same MYR1,299 as the other two colour variants of the V5s. Press release after the break.
The Perfect Selfie now comes in astonishing Matte Black
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 June 2017 —vivo Malaysia recently announced the availability of the new Matte Black variant for vivo V5s, a selfie focused smartphone that will give you the perfect selfie experience you have always dreamed of.
Chief Executive Officer of vivo Malaysia, Mike Xu said: “Our strong investment in R&D, innovation and localised marketing campaigns have help the brand record positive sales in the past year. Currently, vivo holds 12 percent of the total market share and is ranked fourth in the country with a year-over-year sales growth.”
Focused on a selfie-savvy young audience, the V5 series comes packed with an unparalleled 20MP front-facing camera. The new vivo V5s boasts a new ‘Selfie Softlight’ feature that induces a natural glow on the face which lights up the picture irrespective of the lighting conditions, without straining the eyes. This feature allows users to capture perfect selfies without ending up with grainy, distorted or flooded with hard flash light pictures.
vivo V5s has received positive response from consumers which led to an increased sales growth, making the V5s a popular choice amongst Malaysians. In conjunction with this, vivo is now offering the Perfect Selfie smartphone in a brand new color variant — vivo V5s Matte Black!
A SELFIE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS — CREATE YOUR OWN STORY WITH THE vivo V5s
Touted with the hashtag #PerfectSelfie, the main highlight of the vivo V5s is focused on its front camera. The selfie snapper is equipped with a 20-megapixel IMX376 sensor with f/2.0 aperture and an updated Selfie Softlight that allows users to capture their beauty in any lighting condition by creating lighting effects akin to a professional photography studio. Co-engineered with Sony, the vivo V5s offers clear, vivid and natural colors with every shot which enhances the beautification of the photo and lets users stay gorgeous in any condition.
“The V5s’s 20MP front camera provides consumers with a fabulous selfie experience, earning itself a reputation as the phone of choice for selfie enthusiasts. Every day, more than 10 million selfies around the globe are shot on the V5s”, said Country Brand Manager, Simeon Sia.
In addition, vivo V5s comes with 3 new features – buffing, whitening and skin tone and Face Beauty 6.0 to meet more specific user requirements in multiple situations. The vivo Face Beauty 6.0 has been enhanced with features tailored to an individual’s skin condition and facial features creating more radiant, authentic and beautiful selfies”.
vivo V5s also introduces a new Group Selfie feature which lets you capture all your friends without having to squeeze in or leave anyone out. This feature not only lets you shoot group selfies in portrait mode, but its panoramic landscape panning effects can be used up close too.
The rear panel of the vivo V5s carries a powerful 13-megapixel f/2.2 shooter that is supported with Phase Detection Auto Focus technology and LED Flash, letting you capture every moment in fine detail. Remarkably, the rear camera is also capable of shooting multiple frames in quick succession to create stunning 52MP Ultra HD Photos.
The vivo V5s adopts a gorgeous 5.5 inch HD resolution panel that is protected with a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass for its display while its slim body measuring 153.8×75.5×7.55mm with weight of 154 grams makes it comfortable to hold.
In order to enhance the security protection of the device, vivo has also added a fingerprint sensor on the front panel of the vivo V5s. In the blink of an eye, the vivo V5s can be instantly unlocked with just one touch!
64GB MEGA SIZE INTERNAL STORAGE — STORE AS MANY MEDIA FILES AS YOU WANT!
Under the hood, the vivo V5s is powered by a power-efficient 64-bit octa-core processor that comes with a Mali-T860 MP2 GPU built for mobile gaming. For the memory options, it offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be further expanded with a microSD card of up to 256GB storage capacity. Packing a 3,000 mAh capacity battery, the vivo V5s allows you to stay connected all day long.
The vivo V5s is running the latest FunTouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system which further enhances the performance of the device.
vivo V5s also features App Clone which helps you separate your professional life from your personal life. It allows you to use two accounts to log into the same social media apps. Current supported apps for the App Clone feature include WhatsApp, Line, BBM, WeChat, Zalo and Viber. This feature gives you the convenience to access multiple social media accounts without the hassle of carrying another phone.
GET READY TO IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A MORE AUTHENTIC AUDIO EXPERIENCE
An audiophile graded Digital Analog Converter — AK4376 is built inside the vivo V5s that marks vivo’s journey to Hi-Fi perfection. This audio chipset not only delivers unparalleled clarity of sound quality, it also offers the best performance as a compact DAC with headphone amplifier for portable audio devices. Additionally, it is also capable of reproducing the performance of original acoustic sounds with the ability in showing -100dB or better performances in all audible bands.
Connectivity wise, the vivo V5s offers dual SIM card slots that supports 4G LTE networks as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack and etc.
GET THE PERFECT SELFIE SMARTPHONE AT LOWER PRICES WITH DIGI, MAXIS & CELCOM!
Another highlight of the month of June will be the collaboration of vivo with major telco service providers in Malaysia – Digi, Maxis and Celcom. Retailing at RM1,299, each telco service provider is offering the device at lower prices through a subscription device bundle package, or you may even get the device for free! The vivo V5s will come in three color options: Matte Black, Gold, and Rose Gold and will be available for purchase starting from 17 June 2017.