The China-based manufacturer Vivo, who entered the Indian market as Vivo India have released a new device for their line-up. This new device is a new special edition for their already available popular smartphone Vivo V5 Plus. To celebrate the 10 years of Indian Premier League (IPL), Vivo India, who are the title sponsor of this Premier Twenty20 competition have released the new Matte Black V5Plus Limited Edition, which features a complete Matte Black finish at the back side of the smartphone with an engraved logo of the Indian Premier League.
Vivo Matte Black V5Plus Limited Edition Specifications
V5 Plus runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 octa-core processor which is supported by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM. There is no microSD slot for memory expansion. This smartphone runs on a customized Operating System Funtouch OS 3.0 which is an OS based on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. V5Plus Limited Edition sports a 5.5 inches Full-HD display which is protected with a 5th Generation Corning Gorilla glass and comes with an Eye Protection Mode. The device is powered by a 3055 mAh non-removable battery and supports all 4G LTE Bands and the other 2G and 2G bands.
The Dual Camera Setup
Regarding the camera, there is a 20MP+8MP Dual Front Camera which is designed for selfie maniacs. Looking at the smartphone line-up of Vivo India, they seem to be interested in developing smartphones for the selfie lovers by introducing front-camera oriented smartphones. This is creating a stir around the cost of the product since the Dual-camera setup isn’t available in many of the flagship devices from other competitors. The camera application of this phone include features like Group Selfie Mode, Individual Selfie Mode, Moonlight Glow Mode, Shot Refocus, Dual Front Camera Portrait Shot, Sony IMX376 Flagship Standard Sensor and the Face Beauty 6.0 mode to improve the portraits by adding beauty effects. The rear camera is a 16MP camera with LED Flash which supports the same camera application features. The dual-camera setup helps to click images and process them with a blurred background giving DSLR like effect.
Exclusively Available on Flipkart
Vivo has partnered with online Indian retailer Flipkart for this exclusive edition and will be available from 10th April 2017 at a price of Rs. 25,990. This price is quite interesting since the price of the previous V5Plus Gold is around 28,000 on Flipkart. You can also buy this phone at a no-cost EMI for Rs 2,166/month through credit-card. There’s also an exchange offer available for this smartphone which allows you to exchange your device to get a discount of up to Rs 18,000 and with an addition Rs 2,000 till a limited period. Vivo is taking the advantage of the IPL season and the perks of being the title
Sponsor of the tournament
The CMO of Vivo India, Vivek Zhang has said, “The idea behind the launch of limited edition phone was to offer our consumers with not just the phone but an experience they can cherish for a lifetime. We have given strictest attention to the design and feel of the phone and our focus is to offer an exclusive experience.”.
Regarding this partnership, the Head-Mobiles of Flipkart, Ajay Yadav has mentioned, “Flipkart is delighted to partner with Vivo in celebrating the 10 glorious years of IPL in India. Over the last decade, Flipkart has emerged as the market leader in smartphone sales, offering the latest smartphones to Indian consumers at affordable prices. With our wide market reach, strong products portfolio, exclusive brand partnerships, and easy payment options, coupled with the immersive mobile experience that the Vivo V5 Plus offers to consumers, we are confident that this newest smartphone will be a huge success on Flipkart.”.