Vivo has launched a new smartphone in China, dubbed Vivo Z5x. The phone is a part of the brand’s V-series and is geared with a 5,000mAh battery. The phone is set to go on sale in the region on June 1, 2019. For now, Vivo has not revealed whether it will be launching it in other markets including India. In other news, the company has slashed the pricing of its existing Vivo V15 and Vivo Y17 smartphones in India.
Vivo Z5x Goes Official With Triple Cameras, Snapdragon 710 SoC
The Vivo Z5x has been launched in four variants in China. The 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant costs RMB 1,398 (approx. INR 14,400), 6GB RAM/64GB storage model is priced at RMB 1,498 (approx. INR 15,400), 6GB RAM/128GB storage model at RMB 1,698 (approx. INR 17,400), and 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant at RMB 1,998 (approx. INR 20,500). The phone has been launched in Aurora, Extreme Night Black, and Phantom Black color variants.
The Vivo Z5x comes with a 6.53-inch full-HD+ display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It has a punch-hole design featuring the selfie camera tucked in the top left corner on the front. An octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC powers the Z5x while the software side is handled by Android 9 Pie-based FunTouch OS 9. There is a fingerprint sensor on the back.
Concerning optics, the Z5x boasts 16MP+8MP+2MP triple camera setup on the rear with f/1.78, f/2.2, f/2.4 apertures, respectively. The 8MP secondary lens is a wide-angle one while the third 2MP lens is a depth sensor. On the front, there is a 2MP selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture. A massive 5,000mAh battery backs the handset. Connectivity support includes Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, a 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, and more.
Vivo Y17 and V15 Price in India Slashed
Meanwhile, in India, Vivo has slashed the pricing of its existing smartphones i.e., the Vivo Y17 and the V15. Both the phones have received a price cut of INR 2,000 on their retail pricing. So now, the Vivo Y17 price in India is INR 15,990 while the V15 costs INR 19,990. Availability-wise, both Vivo V15 and Y17 are up for purchase via offline and online stores in India.
To recall, the key specs of the Vivo V15 include a MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. It runs Android 9.0 Pie-based Funtouch OS 9 and has a 32MP selfie camera. A 4,000mAh battery completes the phone. On the other hand, the Y17 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It boasts a 20MP selfie snapper on the front and houses a 5,000 mAh battery.