Vivo V5Plus with dual-selfie cameras hits Malaysia

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Are two heads better than one? How about two cameras? Well, it seems to be a growing trend these days for phone makers to slap on a dual-camera setup on smartphones. HTC pioneered the dual rear camera setup with its HTC One, and most recently, we’ve seen the likes of Huawei (and honor), LG and Apple joining the fray.

But wait, what about dual-selfie cameras? This isn’t entirely new either, the LG V10 and Lenovo Vibe S1 had this intriguing arrangement.

Today, vivo Malaysia rolled out the vivo V5Plus and it will go on sale from 21 January 2017. The first 100 customers to buy the vivo V5Plus will walk away with a mystery gift (while stocks last).

Vivo’s latest has a 5.5-inch Full HD display and packs the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. As you know the mid-range Snapdragon 625 is built on the 14nm manufacturing process, making it more power-efficient than its predecessors.

The device packs a generous 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Unfortunately, there’s no microSD expansion.

Design-wise, the vivo V5Plus will look and feel awfully familiar. Hint: OPPO F1. The U-shape antenna on the other hand, has unabashed hints of the Apple iPhone 7. Not particularly a surprise, though.

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Like the rest of vivo’s flagships (and OPPO’s device portfolio), the device is well-built and looks pretty good. The all-metal, curvy build feels good in the hands.

In the battery department, it packs an impressive 3,160mAh battery with fast-charging capabilities.

Leaving the best to last, let’s talk about the cameras. As mentioned, on the front, the V5Plus uses a dual-camera setup. The first camera is a 20MP f/2.0 PDAF whopper – Sony IMX376, the same on the recently-launched vivo V5. On the other hand, the second unit is an 8MP unit, tasked to capture depth-of-field. In tandem, they work to give you some amazing bokeh effects in your selfies. Complementing this twin cameras is Face Beauty Mode 6.0 software to give you the perfect selfies.

Over on the rear you’ll get a standard 13MP f/2.0 shooter with PDAF.

The vivo V5Plus runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with “a dash of fun” – FunTouchOS 3.0.

Pricing and availability

The vivo V5Plus retails for MYR1,799 and is available only in Gold. Available from 21 January onwards at all authorised retailers.


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