The prolific Vivo has taken the wrap off yet another smartphone, the Vivo S5 in its homeland, China. The Vivo S5 is a mid-range oriented device coming with an in-vogue quad-rear-camera setup and a punch-hole OLED display.
The Vivo S5 will be available in two storage bundles such as 8GB RAM+128GB storage model and 8GB RAM+256GB storage model. The former model is priced at CNY2,698 (Approx. USD384) while the latter one can be snagged at CNY2,998 (Approx. USD427). The phone is already on preorders in China from today onwards with the availability slated for November 22.
Other than a few Samsung’s Galaxy phones, the Vivo S5 is one of the first smartphones to have a punch-hole cutout on an OLED display in this price segment. The screen spans 6.44 inches diagonally and comes with 91.38% screen-to-body ratio. The display also embeds an in-display fingerprint scanner and is TUV Rhineland certified for eyes protection.
The Vivo S5 boots Android 9 Pie with Funtouch 9.2 UI running on top. Pumping power from under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC that is built on the 10nm process and armed with Adreno 616 GPU. The processor is assisted by 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage with no support for expansion via microSD card.
On its back, the Vivo S5 mounts a quad-camera setup- three sensors along with an LED flash, are placed inside a diamond-shaped module while a fourth sensor is situated separately right below that module. The primary sensor is of 48MP resolution coupled with an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide senor, 2MP f/2.4 macro sensor, and a 5MP f/2.4 depth sensor.
On the front, the Vivo S5 makes use of a 32MP f/2.4 selfie camera that resides inside the punch-hole cutout on the top-right portion of the display. The rear camera can shoot 2160p videos at 30 fps while the front camera can shoot up to 1080p videos at 30 fps.
For fuel, the Vivo S5 packs a 4,100mAh battery that draws charge via a USB Type-C port and is supported by 22.5W fast charging. Standard connectivity options of the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, and 3.5mm headphone jack.
As of now, there is no word as to when the Vivo S5 will be accorded to other markets outside China. However, considering the record of the company, this might happen soon. Stay tuned with us for more updates in this regard.