Chinese phone makers OPPO and Vivo seem to be on a launch overdrive. Both the companies launched several new handsets over the course of the past few weeks. OPPO, for example, first launched the OPPO K1 and followed that up with the launch of the F11 Pro and the OPPO F11. Vivo, on the other hand, recently launched the Vivo V15 Pro in the country with its much talked about pop-up selfie camera. And it seems the company is not done yet. If we are to believe a recent report by 91Mobiles, Vivo is reportedly readying the launch of a new handset called the Vivo V15 in India just a few days from now. As the name suggests, this is a stripped down, more affordable version of the Vivo V15 Pro. This device, incidentally, went on sale in Thailand last week and will eventually make it to India. Let us now take a closer look at this handset.
Vivo V15: Specifications, features
According to publicly available information, the Vivo V15 features a 6.53-inch LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and has a 2.5D curve at the edges. The handset also gets Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection for added durability. What is different from the V15 Pro is the fact that the V15 ships with a dedicated rear-mounted fingerprint scanner as opposed to the in-screen fingerprint scanner on the V15 Pro. Surprisingly, unlike the OPPO F11 which does not get the pop-up camera as the F11 Pro does, Vivo has decided to retain the pop-up camera on the V15. As for the hardware, you will find the Vivo V15 using the Mediatek Helio P70 SoC instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset found on the Pro version. This chipset also gets the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU for graphics. The phone comes in a single 6GB RAM version with 128GB of storage. Users also get the option to augment the storage further using microSD cards.
The camera setup on the V15 includes a triple camera setup at the rear. These include a primary 12MP f/1.78 camera mated to an 8MP f/2.2 secondary camera and a and 5MP f/2.4 depth sensor. The highlight of the handset is the front facing 32-megapixel popup camera. The Vivo V15 runs the newest version of Vivo’s FunTouch UI which is based on Android 9 Pie. The phone also gets a large 4,000 mAh battery with support for fast charging.
Vivo V15: Price in India, expected launch date
In India, the Vivo V15 could be launched for INR 22,990 which would make it a competitive product. The V15 would then directly compete against the OPPO F11 Pro which launched for INR 24,990. As of now, it is expected that the Vivo V15 will be officially launched by March 15.