Stylish Smartphones Captured in Barely-there Thinness and Lightness

Published October 25, 2020, 7:30 AM

by Len Amadora

The latest addition to the vivo V series family takes thinness to a whole new level. The vivo design team, in their quest for a smartphone that sits comfortably and stylishly in the hands of a highly social generation, sought inspiration in everyday items and from nature to come up with a design that challenges the convention of ‘thin’. Could it be as thin as a slice of pizza, or the blade of an aloe plant, or even an eyeglass lens? At 7.38mm in thinness1, the V20 – one of the three models in the new V20 series – is the thinnest mobile phone in the world to-date and weighs only 171g, exemplifying how a truly innovative smartphone design should be to deem it flagship worthy.

Serving as a symbol of expression for its users as well as offering vivo’s latest technological advancements, the V20 Pro sits at just 7.39mm and 170g2, making it the current thinnest and lightest 5G smartphone in the market. Meanwhile, the V20 sits at just 7.38mm and 171g3, making it the current thinnest and lightest smartphone in the market.

Within the slim design of the V20 series lies vivo’s latest cutting-edge mobile photography innovation – the 44MP Eye Autofocus Dual front camera and 64MP back camera. In its bid to take ‘sleek’ to a whole new level, vivo developed the Dual Tone Step design to enhance a sense of depth and order while maintaining the slimness of the V20 series smartphones, therefore eliminating large protruding cameras typically common among photography flagship smartphones of the olden days. The upper level contains the main cameras set in black, while the lower level is a decorative ring and has the same tone as the battery cover’s color palette, rather than black. When put together, the design is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, and the combination of camera innovation with fashion, science with art, and technology with humanity is a true testament to vivo’s ingenuity.

Consequently, the designers looked to capture the joy of humanity into the color palette of the V20 series. The V20 Pro and V20 carry the humanistic delight found in music and the gradients of the sky and were aptly named after the unique hues that create beautiful color symphonies which celebrate the beauty of nature: Midnight Jazz, Sunset Melody and Moonlight Sonata.

“Midnight Jazz” is a signature color that imbues the deep tones of jazz music. As light hits, the transition between silver and black harmonises like the soothing romantic notes of classical music, and then goes on to intertwine the high and low tones to put users at the focus and make them stand out among the crowd. “Midnight Jazz” is a color that exudes confidence, yet is mysterious and full of energy – a perfect embodiment of our youths today.

“Sunset Melody” captures the bursts of colors just as the sun hits the sea, bringing the azure blue to life. The hues of violet and blue meld together to create a sense of peace, comfort, tranquility and beauty. It is a color that will etch into your memory forever, because no one can ever forget the soothing breeze from the sea and the liberating feeling it ignites.

“Moonlight Sonata” reflects the colors from the bright moon on a clear night – its brilliance unfiltered and undisturbed. The color surges the soft melodies of a white piano by the window as the moon rays seep in, light and cheerful to give you a calming energy on a full moon night.

Onto the look and feel of the V20 Pro and V20, they feature an AG Matte Glass, which adds a subtle luxury to the aesthetic and provides a comfortable hold. A chemical etching further refines the surface to give it a warmth and make it resistant to scratches, before topping it off with an AF coating to protect the phone from fingerprint smears.

The V20 series’ thinness and light weight, coupled with a unique color palette, reflects vivo’s conscious design choices to help users experience an expressive lifestyle with vivo’s technology. With unfiltered joy driving the V20 series’ design, vivo empowers them to be the focus of their life and capture the beauty of spontaneous moments anytime, anywhere.

Indeed, vivo is changing the smartphone game with the V20 series, with the reiteration of its contemporary and elegant design philosophy, now enveloped in the ultra-sleek and slim design in the new range. The phone is crafted to give users an unforgettable lightweight hold, as exemplified by the V20 Pro’s 7.39mm[1] and the V20’s 7.38mm[2] thinness

The V20 series was launched on October 23, 2020 via vivo Philippines’ Facebook page.  For more information, visit https://www.vivoglobal.ph/.

 
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