Chinese smartphone major Vivo, which has been on a launch spree of late, is planning to further expand its lineup in the country with the launch of a brand new V-series handset in India. According to our friends at 91Mobiles, Vivo is all set to launch a new handset called the Vivo V19 in the country shortly. We had already seen promotional images of the V19. However, a recent report by 91Mobiles went on to add that the India-bound variant of the Vivo V19 would be slightly different from the ‘international’ version with the key difference being that the desi-variant will feature the Snapdragon 712 chipset instead of the SD675 SoC on the international version. Following the 91Mobiles report serial leakster, Ishan Agarwal also posted the first-ever live images of the phone via his official Twitter account.
Vivo V19 Live Images Appear
One of the key takeaways from the live images is the rear camera array, which seems to be lifted straight from the new Samsung Galaxy S20. In fact, many of the replies to Ishan’s tweet highlighted this fact. What we do not know at this point is whether this was intentional on part of Vivo. Anyway, take a look at the images posted by Ishan below and draw your own conclusions.
Vivo V19 Specifications
Let us now quickly delve into the spec sheet of the Vivo V19. The Indian version of the phone- as already mentioned earlier – will come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 chipset. This version will also get a dual punch hole camera setup at the front instead of the single punch hole design that the standard V19 gets. Other key specifications include a large 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display in the taller 20:9 aspect ratio. With 409 PPI, this is a pretty sharp display as well.
The India-spec version of the V19 will be offered in two versions — both of them getting 8GB of RAM. There shall be two storage options –128GB and 256GB. The phone also gets a triple card slot, which means you can use the phone with two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time. As seen on its predecessors, the V17 Pro and the V17, the Vivo V19 will also get a curved glass design at the back. The phone also gets an in-display fingerprint scanner and shall be offered in two color options: Mystic Silver and Piano Black.
Moving on to the camera hardware, the V19 gets a quad-camera setup at the rear that consists of a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP secondary super wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2Mp depth sensor. At the front, the phone gets a 32MP primary camera and an 8MP super wide-angle camera.
The phone also gets a decently sized 4,500 mAh battery and will feature support for 33W Vivo Flash Charge 2.0. This is also an upgrade over the Indonesian variant of the phone, which only supports 18W fast charging. The phone is also endowed with almost all the necessary connectivity options, including Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G, and Type-C port. The phone, at launch, will ship with the latest version of Vivo’s FunTouch OS 10, which, as you might have guessed, is based on Android 10.
Vivo V19 Price in India
The Vivo V19 is expected to be priced at around the Rs 25,000 mark at launch for the base version in India. To compare, the phone costs around Rs 22,100 for the base 8GB+128GB version in Indonesia while the 8GB+256GB variant on sale there costs the equivalent of Rs 25,700. It also remains to be seen if the recent hike in the GST rate for mobile phones fro 12% to 18% has an effect on the final pricing of the Vivo V19 in India. The phone is expected to be on sale in India by the first week of April 2020.