tech2 News StaffFeb 16, 2019 17:18:02 IST
Vivo's upcoming smartphones Vivo V15 and V15 Pro are set to launch in India on 20 February. The launch of the smartphones is coinciding with the launch of Samsung's next-generation smartphones — Galaxy S10 series — which is going to be unveiled at an event held in San Francisco. You can check out everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S10 series here.
As for the Vivo 15 Pro smartphone the rumour mill has been buzzing with leaks, but there is close to no rumours or leaks floating about the Vivo V15.
Design and display
The Vivo V15 Pro might come with a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display and as per Nashville Chatter, the phone could have an in-display fingerprint reader. The company has even teased the phone to come without a notch.
*POP* There goes the notch. #VivoV15Pro with Ultra FullView™ Display. Launching on 20th February. #GoPop pic.twitter.com/S3tKiMckoj
— Vivo India (@Vivo_India) February 15, 2019
As per the photo posted and the specs revealed by My Smart Price, the phone can be seen to come with a glossy, glass back finish with a black and red gradient colour scheme. The brand name has been written on the bottom frame. The smartphone in the video looks identical to the device that Tech2 had leaked out a few days ago.
The image renders posted on Twitter by Ishaan Agarwal shows the press renders of the Vivo V15 Pro which reveals that the phone might come in two colour schemes — Gradient Blue and Gradient Red.
Exclusive: Vivo V15 Pro Official Renders. The colours look good! Do keep in mind that Vivo alters renders heavily and there are significant bezels present in real life (I don't know why they wanna mislead customers). Thoughts? 😃
Link: https://t.co/YkdT38zR3Y#VivoV15Pro pic.twitter.com/JVnqsFCL8O
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) February 15, 2019
The renders also show the device to have extremely thin bezels, but the tweet cautions users that there might be "significant bezels" on the phone.
The alignment of the rear cameras with the pop-up camera is also leading to a noticeable bump.
The phone might also come with. 3.5mm audio jack on the other side of the top frame and on the bottom frame there seems to be a single grill speaker and a microUSB port. As per the report in GSM Arena, there is a button on the left side which suggests that the phone might be equipped with Jovi assistant.
EPIC FAILS 😟 to LOL 😬 moments, #GoPop smiles with your best friends on the all-new #VivoV15Pro with 32 MP Pop-up Selfie Camera. Launching on 20th February.
Share your favourite BFF Goals selfies in the comments below. pic.twitter.com/0cNi1EEMCX
— Vivo India (@Vivo_India) February 15, 2019
Vivo has always prided on its selfie camera. This year to0 it has started to tease the phone ahead of the launch by posting its camera resolution. So this year, the company has announced to unveil the Vivo V15 Pro with a 32 MP pop-up selfie camera.
All attention on the world's first 32MP Pop-up Selfie Camera of #VivoV15Pro. Popping on 20th February. #GoPoppic.twitter.com/H1qpyeZ116
— Vivo India (@Vivo_India) February 7, 2019
Not only this, but the phone has also been equipped with a vertically aligned triple camera setup with a LED flash on the rear. Recently Tech2 had also been that the phone would sport an AI-enabled triple camera set up at the back.
The main camera sensor is supposed to be 48 MP. The information has been disclosed by the company on its Twitter page as well as its landing page on Amazon.
The information on the landing page also states the phone to come with "12 MP Effective Pixels," which means that effectively the photo clicked is might be 12 MP resolution. The sensor might be capable of clicking a "48 MP" photo, but to get a more clear picture the camera takes multiple shots of 48 MP and then combines them to show a 12 MP photo.
So the expected rear-camera configuration is 48 MP + 8MP + 5 MP.
The Vivo 15 is also been said to come with a 32 MP pop-up selfie camera.
Software and battery
Vivo V15 Pro is claimed to have been spotted on the certification website Geekbench with the model name 'vivo vivo 1818'.
As per GizmoChina, the NBTC authority of Thailand had also approved the Vivo 1818 smartphone and revealed that the smartphone will be hitting the market as the Vivo V15 Pro. The same model name was then certified by the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) body as well as per the report.
Now the same model number shows the phone to be powered by Snapdragon 675 chipset. The report also mentioned 'sm6150' to be the codename for Snapdragon 675 mobile platform.
The reports claim that Vivo V15 Pro might only be offered in a single variant and is expected to pack in a 3,700 mAh battery on board with Dual Engine fast charging.
Processing hardware and storage
The listing in GizmoChina also shows that the phone will come with 6 GB of RAM and run Android 9 Pie.
The smartphone is also rumoured to pack in 128 GB of storage.
Price and availability
Vivo V15 Pro is expected to launch alongside the Vivo V15 and may be priced at around Rs 30,000.
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