15 November 2019
Vivo is one of the busiest Android OEMs when it comes to releasing new smartphones. It has released numerous phones this year including two of them, Vivo Y19 and Vivo V5s, this month itself and at least two more are ready for launch in the near future. We are talking about the Vivo S5 and Vivo V17 mid-range smartphones that have appeared in new leaks.
Starting with the Vivo S5, it is the smartphone that will be launched on November 14th. The event is less than a week away and as a result, Vivo has shared an official teaser showing the phone's design. The Vivo S5 sports full-screen OLED display with a punch-hole on the top right corner. This combination will make it only the third such smartphone to get official in China.
It has a quad-camera setup on the back but it is the alignment of these sensors which is unique. Vivo has opted for a diamond-shaped camera module where all the four sensors and LED flash are placed like a diamond. Two of the sensors have been aligned within the diamond box, one on the outside, and one on the right side. You can refer to the screenshot below for a better understanding of the alignment. It is set to have a 48-megapixel primary sensor but as for remaining ones, details are available only as rumors.
As per a recent Vivo S5 TENAA listing, it will sport a 6.44-inch Full HD+ OLED display. It will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage space. The quad-camera setup is said to include a 48-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor, a 5-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. It is listed to come with a 4,500mAh battery.
Next up, we have the Vivo V17 which seems like a toned-down version of the Vivo V17 Pro. It has a waterdrop styled notch at the top of the display which replaces the pop-up camera mechanism used in the Pro model. One can also notice the power and volume rockers on the right side and USB Type-C port on the bottom.
Even the Vivo V17 has a diamond-shaped quad-camera setup on the back. The only difference is that it has three camera sensors placed within the diamond box and only one out of it. It is also said to have a 48-megapixel primary shooter. The back panel has a prominent branding of "Vivo" and "Camera & Music". The latter branding suggesting Vivo will be focusing on users who prefer camera quality and audio output on their devices. It is unknown when we will see Vivo 17 getting official but it is expected to happen in the coming weeks.