Vivo V15 series with 32MP pop-up front camera launched: specs, price

Gelo Gonzales
The V15 is priced at 17,999 while the V15Pro is priced at P23,999

VIVO V15. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Vivo launched its V15 phones, the V15 and the V15Pro in the Philippines on Wednesday, March 20. Their most striking feature? A pop-up front camera they call the “Elevating Front Camera” boasting a 32MP resolution. Several others have 25MP and 24MP selfie cameras.

The pop-up camera was derived from their concept NEX phone debuted last year in Mobile World Congress 2018 – one of several design solutions seen last year to achieve a real full-screen notch-less display.

The V15 series is the successor to the V11 phones launched in 2018.

The V15Pro, a more expensive variant, is priced at P23,999, while the V15 itself costs P17,999.

Vivo V15Pro key specs:

V15 PRO. The Pro variant in coral red. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

  • Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core processor
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB storage
  • Rear triple-camera setup with AI (standard + 8MP super wide-angle camera + 5MP depth-sensing camera)
  • 32MP “Elevating Front Camera”
  • Jovi AI assistant  
  • 91.64% screen-to-body ratio
  • 6.39-inch Super AMOLED “Ultra Fullview” display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • 1.75mm side bezels, 2.2mm top bezels
  • “Dual-Engine Fast Charging” technology which is said to charge phone to 25% in 15 minutes
  • 3,700 mAh battery
  • “AI Face Beauty,” “AI Portrait Framing,” AI Super Night Mode,” “AI Body Shaping” feature
  • 5th-generation in-display fingerprint scanning
  • Colors: topaz blue, coral red
  • “Spectrum Ripple” finish that is said to reflect different shades at different angles
  • FunTouch OS 9 (Android 9 Pie)

V15 key specs:

Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

  • 6.53-inch IPS LCD 19.5:9 “Ultra Fullview” display
  • 2,340 x 1,080 pixels
  • 91.64% screen-to-body ratio
  • MediaTek Helio P70 2.1GHz octa-core processor
  • 6GB RAM + 128GB storage
  • Rear triple-camera setup with AI (12MP standard + 8MP super wide-angle  + 5MP depth-sensing)
  • 32MP “Elevating Front Camera”
  • Jovi AI assistant
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Colors: topaz blue, glamour red
  • “Spectrum Ripple” finish
  • “Dual-Engine Fast Charging” technology which is said to charge phone to 25% in 15 minutes
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • “AI Face Beauty,” “AI Portrait Framing,” AI Super Night Mode,” “AI Body Shaping” feature
  • FunTouch OS 9 (Android 9 Pie)

Here’s how the two phones compare in size, with the V15 Pro on the left, and the V15 on the right:

V15. Vivo V15 Pro on the left, Vivo V15 on the right. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Pre-orders will be held from March 21 to 29, with general retail availability after that. The phones will also be available via Home Credit installment until June 30. – Rappler.com