Pop-up selfie camera that veritably ensures clean and less encroaching screen has already made it to the mainstream with smartphones like the OnePlus 7 Pro, the Asus ZenFone 6, the Redmi K20, the Samsung Galaxy A80, and several others adopting it.
But the newly launched Vivo V17 Pro has added a new dimension to it as the phone adds not one but two selfie cameras to the pop-up slider, thus becoming the world’s first dual pop-up selfie camera smartphone. More so, it has quad cameras on the rear, taking the cameras count to six.
The Vivo V17 has seen the daylight in India catering to the mid-range segment. The smartphone is priced at INR29,999 (Approx. USD420/EUR382) for the sole variant of 8GB RAM+128GB storage.
The new handset comes with significant improvements over its predecessor, the Vivo V15 Pro. The Vivo V17 Pro packs a slightly bigger display, dual selfie cameras and quad-rear cameras instead of single selfie camera and triple rear cameras found in the Vivo V15 Pro. Again, there is a bigger battery and standard 8GB RAM though the processor remains unchanged from the Vivo V15 Pro.
First and foremost, let’s talk about the cameras which are the main draw of the Vivo V17 Pro. The smartphone includes a 32MP f/2.0 sensor with 105-degree field of view and an 8MP f/2.2 super-wide-angle sensor inside the pop-up slider. The selfie camera system is armed with Super Night Selfie feature for low-light photography and Shot Refocus for bokeh adjustment.
Turning to the back, it mounts the quad-camera module in a vertical layout containing a 48MP f/1.8 Sony IMX582 sensor paired with a 13MP f/2.5 telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom and 10x hybrid zoom. An 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle sensor with 120-degree field of view and a 2MP bokeh sensor round off the quad-camera setup.
The Super AMOLED display spans 6.43-inch diagonally having full HD+ resolution and 91.65% screen-to-body ratio. The display features an optical in-display fingerprint scanner and is protected by Schott Xensation UP glass while the back glass is layered with Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
Under the hood, the Vivo V17 Pro comes with 11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core SoC paired with Adreno 612 GPU, 8GB RAM, 128GB internal storage that is expandable up to 256GB using a dedicated microSD card slot.
The Vivo V17 Pro gets a 4,100mAh battery (versus 3,700mAh battery of the Vivo V15 Pro) with 18W Dual-Engine fast charging via USB Type-C port. Luckily, the 3.5mm audio jack, which is fast becoming extinct, remains intact here. The smartphone boots FuntouchOS 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie. It measures 159×74.71×9.8mm in dimension, but at 201.8 grams the Vivo V17 Pro is slightly on the heavier side.
The smartphone will be available starting September 27 in India coming in Midnight Ocean and Glacier Ice color options. So far, there is no word as to the international availability of the Vivo V17 Pro. Hopefully, there will be an announcement in this regard in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.