vivo V5 unveiled with 20MP selfie camera, split screen multitasking

If you want an awesome selfie camera but the vivo X7 Plus is too pricey for you, try the new vivo V5. Its claim to fame is the 20MP front-facing camera.

It uses a high-quality sensor too – a Sony IMX376, 1/2.78” – behind a bright f/2.0 aperture. There’s an LED flash on the front too, of course. These are some of the best specs for a selfie camera ever (the X7 has a 16MP selfie cam, the Xperia XA Ultra has a 16MP 1/2.6” sensor and OIS).

The main camera on the vivo V5 is plain in comparison – 13MP sensor with Phase Detection AF. Vivo is a little evasive with chipset and video recording specs, so we’ll assume 1080p video capture until we hear otherwise.

All this talk and we haven’t even mentioned the screen – it’s a 5.5” IPS LCD with only 720p resolution. There’s 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass guarding the screen and below that is a fingerprint reader that triggers in just 0.2 seconds.

An unnamed octa-core processor is hooked up to a surprisingly generous 4GB of RAM. There’s also 32GB of storage built in and a microSD slot. The OS is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with extensive Funtouch OS 2.6 customizations. They include Smart Split 2.0 – split-screen multitasking.

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The vivo V5 has a metal body painted in Crown Gold or Grey, which measures 7.55mm thick and weighs 154g. Inside is a 3,000mAh battery and an AK4346 Hi-Fi audio chip that promises a signal-to-noise ratio of 115dB.

The V5 is priced at INR 17,980 ($265/€245) and will be available starting November 26.