The Vivo V5 Plus has officially been launched in India today, after much speculation and leaks. Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo teased a few weeks back that the V5 Plus will be heading to the Indian market, and true to the teaser, the company has brought the device to the country, less than a week after its global launch. While Vivo has officially launched the V5 Plus in India, the smartphone has been available for pre-order for some time now from retail stores across the country. The V5 Plus will be available for purchase from retailers in India beginning February 1st, and it is only available in Golden color, which is priced at Rs. 27,980 ($410)
When it comes to specs, the V5 Plus being sold in India, is identical to the one launched last week. This includes a 5.5-inch Full HD In-Cell display with 2.5D glass, giving it a slight curve. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, the latest from Corning. Under the hood, it is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, clocked at 2.5GHz, coupled with an Adreno 506 GPU to handle graphics. Memory wise, the V5 Plus comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with no room for expansion via a micro SD card. In terms of optics, a 16-megapixel camera can be found on the rear with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture and Phase Detection Auto Focus. The main selling point of the V5 Plus happens to be dual front-facing cameras, one being a 20-megapixel camera, equipped with Moonlight Flash, a Sony IMX376 1/2.78" sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 and 5p lens. The secondary camera comes in the form of an 8-megapixel sensor which is designed to capture depth-of-field information, similar to that found on the rear of the HTC One M8, which was released a few years back.
The V5 Plus also supports fast charging to quickly juice up the 3,160mAh battery found within the device. This device also happens to be a dual SIM device with support for two nano SIM's. When it comes to software, the V5 Plus comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, along with Vivo's Funtouch 3.0 skin on top. Connectivity options on this device includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and support for GPS. A fingerprint scanner can be found on the front of the device, which is embedded in the home button of the device.