Vivo is set to launch the youth-centric Vivo S5 next week. From the promo images released by the company, we can confirm that the phone will have 4 cameras on the back in a diamond-shaped cutout. Though other phones in the ‘S’ series, namely the Vivo S1 (China) and S1 Pro implemented motorized selfie camera, the Vivo S5 will feature a minimal punch-hole cutout on the top right corner of the phone for the front camera.
As of now, Vivo hasn’t disclosed the entire specification of the S5. But taking a look at the phone’s TENAA certification reveals that it will be powered by a 2.3GHz chipset, most likely the Snapdragon 712. This is the same chipset found in Vivo Z1 Pro and the Z1X. Similarly, the phone will have 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of storage.
Like with most of the Vivo phones, this one puts an emphasis on camera performance as well. The back of the Vivo S5 has a unique diamond-shaped cutout, housing the phone’s rear camera. 3 of the 4 lenses can be seen inside the cutout alongside the LED flash, while the remaining one is placed just below the module.
Talking about the camera, you get a 48MP primary shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 5MP depth sensor, and a 2MP dedicated macro lens. For selfies, Vivo has gone with a 32MP lens placed inside a punch-hole cutout on the top right of the phone. Though definitely not a cleaner design choice than a motorized camera, Vivo S5’s display looks exquisite nonetheless.
Moving on, the Vivo S5 has a tall 6.44-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED screen. This makes it the first Chinese smartphone with an AMOLED punch-hole panel! So, the viewing experience on the device should be bliss. For security purposes, the phone implements an in-display fingerprint technology so a physical scanner isn’t present here. Additionally, it packs a decent 4010 mAh battery which should take you through your average day.
The text in one of the promotional images for the phone reads “S5 Series“. So, Vivo may be launching the S5 and an S5 Pro like it did with the S1 lineup. Vivo has also partnered up with Chinese celebrity “Cai Xukun” to launch “Vivo S5 Cai Xukun Custom Gift Box Edition” which will be China-exclusive.
Vivo’s mid-range phones have always had an “oh no!” factor to them. The company has been hell-bent on shipping its cheaper phones with dated MicroUSB technology which we’ve complained about a lot. Another area where Vivo’s phones have disappointed is the egregious pricing. As of now, the Vivo S5 lurks around both these constraints since we don’t know its pricing, or what USB port it’ll have. Let’s just hope Vivo listened to the crowd this time, though I’ll not put my money on it.
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Vivo S5 Specifications (Rumored & Confirmed)
- Body: 6.22 x 2.91 x 0.34 inches; 188 gm
- Display: 6.44-inches AMOLED panel
- Resolution: Full-HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels); 20:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 712; 10nm Mobile Platform
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 616
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 128 / 256GB
- Software & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 9.2 on top
- Rear Camera: Quad-camera; (48 MP, f/1.8, PDAF) + (8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultra-wide-angle)) + (5MP f/2.4 Depth Sensor) + (2MP f/2.4 macro camera), LED flash
- Front Camera: 32MP, f/2.0 aperture; punch-hole cutout (top-right)
- Fingerprint sensor: In-display
- Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, AGPS/GPS/GLONASS
- Battery: 4010 mAh battery
- Colors: Black, White, Blue
Vivo S5 Pricing & Availability
The Vivo S5 is set to be launched on November 14 in China. However, the pricing has yet not been revealed. Similarly, whether or not the device will be a China-only is yet to be confirmed. If Vivo manages to price it right, we hope to see the S5 in the Nepalese market as well. Stick with us for further updates!