Vivo unveils world’s first 20MP softlight camera in PH market

By Philippine News Agency

MANILA, Nov 24 (PNA) -- Global smartphone brand Vivo has just unveiled the world’s first 20 megapixel (MP) softlight camera in the Philippine market, which aims to take selfies to the “perfect” level.

Launched Wednesday evening in Manila, the Vivo V5 boasts of the “Perfect Selfie” capabilities, sleek appearance, high performance and other high-tech features.

”There’s no other brand that currently offers a 20MP front camera,” said Vivo Philippines vice president Hazel Bascon.

Through Vivo’s partnership with Sony, the V5 was equipped with 20MP front-facing camera that features Sony’s IMX378 camera sensor, coupled with a lens system and an aperture of f/2.

The Vivo team highlighted that this camera can still take “perfect” selfies even when the subject is in dim light, as the camera comes with a softlight flash.

V5’s rear camera, on the other hand, is 13MP, and has a sensor capable of autofocus and blurring functions.

To further boost one’s selfie experience, the V5 is also equipped with Face Beauty 6.0 app.

Bascon said Vivo now focuses on camera and music, since these are the top two factors that most customers look for in a mobile phone.

Elegance and high-tech features

The Vivo V5 comes in an all-metal unibody shell back case available in champagne gold and rose gold colors.

It features a 5.5 inch 1280X720 HD display clad in 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass for protection.

The phone runs on Android’s 6.0 Marshmallow operating system; equipped with octa-core processor that runs at 1.5 GHz and paired with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage (expandable via micro SD up to 128 GM).

Since music is another focus of Vivo brand, the V5 was equipped with a 32-bit AK4376 digital to analog converter Hi-Fi chip. Vivo said Hi-Fi music makes the listener feel as if he/she is close to the performer/singer.

”Faster than faster” features

Using the front-facing fingerprint scanner, one can unlock the V5 in 0.2 seconds.

Furthermore, it has a fast-charging technology which quickly top-up its 3000 mAH buil-it battery.

Like other Vivo phones, the V5 is also capable of the split screen features, which enables one to multitask.

To protect the customers’ eyesight, meanwhile, the Vivo V5 has an Eye Protection Mode that filters blue light from the screen.

The Vivo V5 will be available in the Philippine market this weekend for Php 12,990.