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Vivo Malaysia Launches the Vivo V5s; A Step Up From Their Vivo V5

Vivo Malaysia Launches the Vivo V5s; A Step Up From Their Vivo V5

by Aiman MaulanaMay 4, 2017
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Introducing the new Vivo V5s…if it seems oddly familiar, I won’t be pointing out why, but you’re right about that feeling.

We are living in the generation of selfies. Virtually everyone loves to take selfies, even at ridiculous moments, and share it on social media. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with being vain once in a while.

Brands are starting to cater more to the selfie crowd and now, Vivo Malaysia is doing that with the all-new Vivo V5s. It’s what they dub as the “Perfect Selfie” smartphone. Let’s take a look.


Vivo Malaysia Launches the Vivo V5s

Vivo V5s

At a launch event in Berjaya Times Square, Vivo Malaysia has officially launched Vivo V5s smartphone. The company claims that it is the selfie-focused smartphone that will give you the perfect selfie experience that you have always dreamed about.

Vivo V5s

Said to be the Perfect Selfie smartphone, the Vivo V5s smartphone is focused on its front camera. It’s powered by a 20 megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor with f/2.0 aperture, along with an updated version of their Selfie Softlight feature. For those of you who aren’t aware, the selfie softlight mimics the studio lighting effect to create a more balanced lighting on your face.

Vivo’s Oversea Product Manager, Winton Wu, said:

The V5s’s 20MP front camera provides consumers with a fabulous selfie experience, earning itself a reputation as the phone choice for selfie enthusiasts. Every day, more than 10 million selfies around the globe are shot on the V5.

Vivo V5s

Another thing Vivo Malaysia noted on is the Face Beauty 6.0 feature. It has been fine-tuned based on research from approximately a thousand users. It has the ability to tailor solutions to your individual skin condition and facial features. Yes, you don’t have to rely on those automated systems that might make you look like an alien. You can customize the effect to your liking and it should work well for most people.

They’ve also added the Group Selfie feature to the Vivo V5s smartphone. Not only will you be able to capture a group selfie in portrait mode, you can also do it with panoramic landscape panning effects up close. This way, you don’t have to squeeze everyone in to get into the shot.

Vivo V5s

The rear camera is powered by a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture. It has Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and LED flash. You can even take multiple shots and make up a 52 megapixel Ultra HD photo with it.

The Vivo V5s has a 5.5-inch HD screen that is protected with a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass. The body measures in at 153.8 x 75.5 x 7.55mm, and weighs a mere 154 grams.There’s also a fingerprint sensor on the front of the device, which Vivo Malaysia claims to be able to unlock your device in 0.2 seconds.

The device will be powered by the Mediatek MT6750 octa-core chipset with Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GBs of internal storage (please don’t call it ROM). You can expand the storage capacity further, up to 256GBs, via microSD. Vivo Malaysia also assures that the device’s 3,000 mAH battery will be enough to have the device running for at least a full day.

The Vivo V5s is running on FunTouch OS 3.0, which is a customized Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS. For those who are into entertainment, it has a built-in AK4376 DAC. This means that you can expect high-quality audio playback on the device. On the connectivity side, it has dual SIM, supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3.5mm audio jack.

After the success of the Vivo V5 smartphone, Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza is now named the ambassador of Vivo. Another highlight of the event unfolded when Joyce Chu was announced as the new ambassador for the Vivo V5s. Vivo will be organizing various activities featuring the newly appointed Vivo selfie icon for the next 3 months.

Vivo V5s

The Vivo V5s will come in 3 colour options: Matte Black, Gold, and Rose Gold. It will be available for pre-order starting 3rd May, 2017 with a retail price of RM1,299 (inclusive of GST). The Vivo V5s will officially go on sale in Malaysia on 10th May, 2017.

Photo credits: John Diew from Tech-Critter.


Pokdepinion: Well, can’t say we weren’t expecting this. Vivo Malaysia has been heavily hinting about this particular device after all. It seems they’re really going full force on this whole selfie thing. I would personally be interested in the device for vlogging purposes but to each their own. Now, we can’t vouch for Vivo’s claims until we’ve reviewed it ourselves so stay tuned for that.

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Aiman Maulana
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