Lately, we have seen a fair number of remarkable innovations from the Vivo. The under-display fingerprint sensor on the Vivo X21 UD and the pop-up selfie camera on the Vivo NEX are still fresh on our minds. Packing such innovative and flagship-grade specifications, this time, Vivo launched a midrange device. Namely known as the Vivo V15 Pro, the newbie was launched today in India. And here’s everything about the phone.
Vivo V15 Pro Overview
The Vivo V15 Pro comes in a gradient blue color. The back of the device also features subtle patterns, which seems to exist right beneath the glossy finish. The front panel comes with an almost bezel-less display with a just a 1.75mm thick bezels on the side and 2.2mm bezel on the top. Although Vivo has not spoken on the thickness of the chin, the company remarked that the V15 Pro rocks with a whopping 91.64% of the screen to body ratio.
And talking about the front panel, the screen on the front houses a 6.39-inch display, which features Full-HD+ resolution. And there is no any sort of punched-hole or any other sort of ugly notches. So the screen truly looks immersive. And to achieve that, Vivo has employed pop-up selfie camera and hid the ambient light sensor and the proximity sensor under the display. That’s not all, Vivo also squeezed a fingerprint sensor beneath the display. The smartphone maker claims the fingerprint sensor on this device to be of fifth-generation. And as the generation passes by, the Vivo V15 Pro promises to unlock the device just in 0.37 seconds. Seems like the gap in the unlocking speed between this new type and conventional type is getting really close.
Over the years, Vivo has gained quite a popularity, especially in the camera front. And continuing the tradition, the Chinese tech titan has packed a 32MP selfie shooter. It also happens to be the world’s first 32MP pop-up selfie shooter. In addition to taking selfies, this front snapper also doubles as an authentication tool in the Face Unlock feature.
Even on the rear panel, the V15 Pro is rich in terms of cameras. The rear panel houses a triple camera setup at the back, which is a combination of 48MP main camera (wide-angle), 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 5MP depth sensor.
Although the primary shooter has a 48MP resolution, it only captures 12MP images. The camera does 4-in-1 pixel binning to get bright and sharp images. It is also said that the sensor used here is a Samsung’s ISOCELL GM1 sensor, which we saw on the Redmi Note 7. So when the whole tech world has been hyped about this whopping 48MP camera, we really have to perform the Vivo V15 Pro review to see its performance in the real-life.
Similarly, the 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera can capture up to 120-degree field of view. Lastly, the third 5MP depth sensor comes to action on capturing the portrait images. So the triple camera setup on this device seems to do plenty of jobs.
Performance wise, the phone has got Snapdragon 675 chipset paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. On the storage side, the phone has got 128GB of native memory. It can be further expanded up to 256GB via a dedicated SD card slot. Although the SD675 is not the top of the line processor, it’s still better than the SD660 on the last year’s Vivo V11 Pro. It is also a relatively newer chipset and can handle some Triple-A games without a fuss.
Talking about the horsepower, the phone rocks with a 3700mAh non-removable battery. Although it supports dual-engine fast charging technology, the presence of the Micro USB port looks rather antiquated.
Vivo V15 Pro specifications:
- Display: 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display; 91.64% screen to body ratio; 2.5D curved glass on the top
- Resolution: Full-HD+ (2340×1080 pixels); 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 @ 11nm technology
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)
- RAM: 6GB
- Storage: 128GB; Dedicated SD card slot for memory expansion up to 256GB
- OS: Android 9 (Pie) with FunTouch OS 9 on the top
- Rear Camera: Triple camera – (48 MP Quad Pixel Sensor, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, 78-degree FOV) + (8MP Ultra-wide-angle, 120-degree FOV) + (5MP depth sensor, f/2.4), LED flash
- Front Camera: 32 MP pop-up selfie camera
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under-display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Connectivity: Dual SIM (Nano + Nano), Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG support, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Battery: 3700mAh with dual engine fast charging technology
- Colors: Topaz Blue, Ruby Red
- Vivo V15 Pro Price in India: INR 28,990 (6/128GB) (Pre-order here & here)
Vivo V15 Pro Price & Availability
Although Vivo V15 Pro is said to come in two memory configurations, only the 6/128GB variant will be available in Nepal. The phone has been available for pre-order as of now at the price of INR 28,990. And the device will go on sale starting from March 6. Interested one can pre-order the device from Amazon India and Flipkart.
As far as the launch in Nepal is concerned, the phone is said to land here in the third week of March. And the device can cost somewhere around 50-55k.