Vivo V15 Aqua Blue Color Variant with 32MP Popup Selfie Camera, Helio P70 SoC Launched in India


It’s been a while since Chinese smartphone major Vivo launched the Vivo V15 here in India. The V15 is touted as a little brother to the more expensive Vivo V15 Pro and comes with a lower price tag and slightly lesser features. Nearly two months after its launch in India, Vivo has launched a new color variant of the device. As the case is with new color versions, this variant of the V15 Pro is identical in all respects to the older device, save for the new Aqua Blue color. The display, hardware, the selfie pop-up camera mechanism, and battery capacity all remain the same. Let us once again, take a closer look at the specifications of the Vivo V15, shall we?

Vivo V15: Camera Specifications

Just like its more expensive sibling, the talking-point of the Vivo V15 is the pop-up selfie camera mechanism that it boasts of. It is interesting to see that Vivo has retained this feature on the less expensive version of the phone, unlike OPPO which removed the pop-up camera of OPPO F11 Pro on the lower priced OPPO F11. Anyway, this front facing pop-up selfie camera captured 32-megapixel images. The rear camera setup happens to have 3 cameras consisting of a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.78 aperture, a secondary 8-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor.

Vivo V15: Display, Processor

Strange as it may seem, the display on the Vivo V15 is larger than the one on the Pro version. The Vivo V15 uses a large 6.53-inch panel as opposed to the smaller 6.3-inch panel on the Pro variant. This panel has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and happens to be an LCD panel. The V15 also gets a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for durability and scratch resistance. Another feature that the V15 misses out on is an in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone gets a traditional rear-mounted fingerprint scanner which I believe is faster than an in-display one.  The Vivo V15 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC instead of the Snapdragon 675 chipset that is used on the V15 Pro. The Helio P70 chipset uses the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU for graphics. The handset continues to be offered in a 6GB RAM + 64GB storage version in India with support for microSD cards.

The Vivo V15 runs Android 9 Pie underneath a layer of Vivo’s own FunTouch OS. The battery capacity of the V15 is 4,000 mAh with support for Vivo’s Dual-Engine fast charging technology. As for the pricing, the current price of the Vivo V15 stands at INR 21,990 which is slightly lesser than its launch price of INR 22,990.