Vivo India has announced the Vivo V5 Plus IPL Limited Edition smartphone in the country today at an event in Hyderabad. The standard variant of the selfie-focused smartphone was launched earlier this year. The IPL edition of the V5 Plus comes in Matte Black finish and has the Vivo IPL logo etched on its back. This new edition has been announced to celebrate ten years of Indian Premier League (IPL).
Vivo V5 Plus Specifications
The Vivo V5 Plus boasts of a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED In-Cell display, that has a pixel density of 401 PPI and is protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953) 64-bit processor along with Adreno 506 GPU. It comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory, which cannot be expanded further since it does not come with a microSD card slot. The device runs on Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
The V5 Plus features a 16 megapixel rear primary camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture and Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). On the front, it boasts of a dual selfie camera setup – there is a 20 megapixel primary camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, f/2.0 aperture and a 8 megapixel secondary camera for capturing depth information while clicking selfies. Both of them can shoot Full HD 1080p videos. It supports Dual SIM (nano + nano), comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack and AKM4376 DAC for an enhanced audio experience. There is a fingerprint sensor onboard, that has been embedded into the home button and it unlocks the phone in just 0.2 seconds. It has a full metal unibody design, that is 7.26mm thick, weighs 158.6 grams and has a unique U-shaped antenna design.
The V5 Plus includes 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, USB OTG and GPS as connectivity options. The phablet packs in a 3160mAh battery under the hood with support for fast charging.
The Vivo V5 Plus IPL Limited Edition will go on sale via Flipkart, Vivo exclusive stores and other offline retail stores in India starting from April 10, 2017. The pricing has not been announced today but will be revealed on April 10.
On this occasion, Vivek Zhang, CMO, Vivo India, said:
“We are proud to introduce the Vivo V5 Plus IPL Limited Edition on the 10th anniversary of the IPL. The idea behind the launch of limited edition phone was to offer consumers with not just the phone but an experience they can cherish for a life time. We have given strictest attention to the design and feel of the phone and our focus is to offer exclusive experience to the cricket crazy audience. We are hopeful that the limited edition V5Plus phones will draw huge attention from the audience.”
Rahul Johri, CEO, BCCI, said:
“We are delighted that Vivo India has launched a limited edition Vivo IPL phone to mark the 10th year of IPL. Our vision to excite and inspire fans is represented by IPL’s success on the pitch and Vivo’s success off it. Vivo came on board last year to become a title sponsor on the premier Twenty20 competition in the world and it has been a mutually rewarding association since then.”