Vivo was the first phone maker to debut a pop-up selfie camera with the Vivo NEX last year. It then brought the same bezel-less experience, with a pop-up camera, at a mid-range price tag with the Vivo V15 Pro earlier in 2019. Well, Vivo is carrying forward its legacy with the new Vivo V17 Pro, which was unveiled at a launch event in India as the world’s first smartphone with a dual pop-up selfie camera module.
Vivo V17 Pro: Specs and Features
The Vivo V17 Pro boasts a stunning glass sandwich construction, with gradients inspired from mother nature and Gorilla Glass 6 protection on the rear. It features a 6.44-inch Full-HD+ E3 Super AMOLED display, which covers 100% DCI-P3 color spectrum, has Schott Xensation UP protection up-front, and its brightness can go as high as 500 nits.
The Vivo V17 Pro’s display has a taller 20:9 aspect ratio, a 91.65% screen-to-body ratio, and 1080×2440 pixels resolution. The E3 Super AMOLED display is more energy efficient than the E2 AMOLED screen, about 8%, which is excellent. The fingerprint sensor has been baked under the display and we expect it to be quite snappy, all thanks to Vivo’s latest innovations.
Under the hood, Vivo V17 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 675 chipset, which is obviously the same chipset found in many popular budget phones like the Redmi Note 7 Pro. This is coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The smartphone runs Android 9 Pie-based FunTouchOS 9, which is loaded with a plethora of AI features.
In the camera department, you can see in the image above that the Vivo V17 Pro has a rectangular quad-camera housing at the center on the rear. It features a 48MP (f/1.8) primary sensor, coupled with a 13MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 120-degree field-of-view (also supports super macro at a 2.5cm focal length), and finally, a 2MP depth sensor.
The highlight of the Vivo V17 Pro, however, has to be the dual pop-up selfie camera. It’s the world’s first phone with dual cameras, which includes a 32MP primary sensor and an 8MP ultra-wide lens, in a pop-up module. It expands your usual selfies into 105-degrees group photos – a feature that should be useful for college students and joint families.
Vivo V17 Pro comes equipped with a 4,100mAh battery, with support for Vivo’s 18W dual-engine fast-charging technology. There’s a USB-C charging port, which is great as compared to a microUSB port that Vivo has stuck with for a long time. All the essential connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and more in tow as well.
Price and Availability
Vivo V17 Pro has been priced starting at Rs 29,990 for the sole 8GB+128GB variant. The smartphone comes in two stunning color variants namely Midnight Ocean and Glacier Ice, with sales kicking off 27th September on Flipkart. The pre-bookings for this hexa-camera beast will open today, so if you’re someone who loves pop-up cameras, well, this could be your dream smartphone.