In 2012, the word selfie was invented. The term pertains to an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera especially for posting on social networks.
Taking selfies became so popular around the world that the Oxford English Dictionary chose the word as its Word of the Year in 2013. Until now, almost everyone who has a smartphone have at least posted a selfie or two on social media.
There’s one disadvantage, though, in taking selfies. Since the front camera of a smartphone is usually the one being used in taking self photographs, the quality of the photo that it produces is quite low compared to the rear camera. The common results are unsatisfactory: poor images and sometimes blurry. This is because it has a much lower megapixel camera compared to the primary camera. So you cannot expect the front camera of a smartphone to be as capable of capturing good quality images as the main camera.
But with the ever growing popularity of selfies, mobile phone companies created innovations that would satisfy the market and it includes improving the image quality captured by front-camera. And recently, top five premium global brand–Vivo–finally launched the most advanced selfie phone in the world. This is the Vivo V5 Plus, a smartphone that boasts of a 20 megapixel dual front camera with optimized lens which is perfect for clicking good selfies in high resolution!
Last Saturday, January 21, Vivo Philippines launched the Vivo V5 Plus in the country in a star-studded event at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium.
The perfect selfie phone is the newest flagship model of Vivo, ideal for today’s selfie age, when millennials and even adults enjoy sharing beautifully-captured self-shots with the world of social media.
Basketball superstar Stephen Curry is the official endorser of all Vivo phones, including the Vivo V5 Plus. The NBA star earlier said he believes in the brand’s values—energy, professionalism and pleasure—all embodied in its newest flagship model.
Full specifications of the much-awaited selfie phone were released during the much-awaited launch.
Equipped with what is, so far, the most advanced selfie technology, Vivo V5 Plus has the world’s first-ever dual front-facing cameras. The primary front camera, a 20-megapixel IMX376, was co-engineered with top electronics company, Sony, while the secondary 8-megapixel camera was designed to collect depth-of-field information for improved self-portrait quality.
The Vivo V5 Plus boasts an advanced selfie technology that features a ‘bokeh’ effect—a background-blurring photography filter. This is complemented by Vivo’s enhanced face beauty algorithm that allows users to take radiant selfies with no need for editing or correction, and ‘selfie soft light’ which makes selfie-taking possible even in poor lighting conditions.
As for its rear camera, Vivo V5 Plus features an impressive 1/2.8-inch 16-megapixel sensor for ultra-clear and high-quality photos.
Aside from its stunning camera features, the Vivo V5 Plus boasts a superior sound system, using the same Hi-Fi system of Vivo’s recent flagship models, and perfected in over two years—the AK4376.
Equipped with 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, the new Vivo model is capable of performing multiple phone tasks in a speedy and efficient manner. For a unique touch, the phone runs on Vivo’s very own Funtouch 3.0 operating system, based on Android 6.0.
The Vivo V5 Plus also features an updated fingerprint recognition technology, allowing users to unlock the phone in just 0.2 seconds. Its fast-charging feature is also expected to come in handy for most users.
Style-wise, the Vivo V5 Plus has a 5.5-inch large display, with an ultra-slim bezel technology, and is made of 5th generation Coring Gorilla glass with enhanced resistance.
Finally, the V5 Plus has a dome-style, 1.8 mm wide u-shaped antenna for better signal reception and, at the same time, a more stylish exterior design.
So how much is the retail price of the world’s most advanced selfie phone? It’s only P19,990!
For inquiries about Vivo V5 Plus, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph, or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivophil) accounts.
The big reveal was attended by Vivo executives and partners, local celebrities, and top technology, lifestyle and fashion bloggers. Likewise, representatives from the top print, television and online media attended the much-awaited big reveal.
Singer KZ Tandingan and Pinoy Boyband Superstar’s Tony Labrusca and James Ryan Cesena entertained guests with lively music during the event.
Here are some videos from the event: