Right after releasing the heavily spec-ed NEX 3, Vivo has announced the V17 Pro for the upper mid-range segment. Sporting a Snapdragon 675 SoC, this smartphone comes with a dual-sensor pop-up selfie camera and a notch-less display. Overall, the specifications of this smartphone are pretty impressive.
Design and Display
Design-wise, the smartphone is on the bulky side with a total thickness of 9.8mm. Which can be accounted for by the large battery and the dual-sensor pop-up mechanism. Apart from this, Vivo V17 Pro has a very trendy design. Featuring only two color variants (Crystal Black and Blue Pearl), it has a glossy back and a quadruple sensor rear camera setup vertically aligned on a rectangular camera bump in the center of the smartphone.
Flipping to the front, it has a 6.44-inch notch-less AMOLED display with FHD+ (1080p) resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 414 PPI pixel density and an under-display fingerprint sensor. The display features 100 percent DCI-P3 coverage and is taller than most smartphones.
Internal and Storage
Internally, the smartphone is powered by the same Snapdragon 675 processor as the V15 Pro, but that is the only thing the two devices share. The SoC is paired with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB built-in storage.
Vivo thankfully has still not ditched the headphone jack, and this is the first Vivo V-series smartphone to come with a USB Type-C port which is a welcome change.
On the software front, Vivo V17 Pro runs on Funtouch OS 9.1 skinned Android 9.0 Pie. It also comes with features like Game Mode and Turbo Mode.
Vivo V17 Pro boasts some impressive camera specifications. On the rear, the smartphone features a quad-sensor camera setup with a 48 MP Sony IMX582 main sensor joined by 13 MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, 8 MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2 MP depth sensor.
At the front, the dual set-up selfie camera sitting in the pop-up mechanism comprises of a 32 MP main sensor and an 8 MP ultra-wide sensor with a 105 degrees field of view. The mechanism also comes with a flash, which Vivo calls the selfie soft light.
Battery and Pricing
The smartphone boasts an impressive 4100 mAh battery backed by 18W Dual-Engine fast charging.
Vivo V17 Pro will go on sale on 27th September in India and will set the buyers back by $420. The smartphone will arrive in other markets at a later date.
Vivo V17 Pro
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 612
- Chipset: Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)
- OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); Funtouch OS 9.1
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
- AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 6.44 inches, 1080 x 2440 pixels resolution,
- RAM: 8 GB
- Internal: 128 GB
- Card slot: Yes
- Primary: 48 MP + 8 MP + 13 MP + 2 MP
- Secondary: 32 MP + 8 MP
- Connectivity: LTE, USB Type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack
- Fingerprint scanner: Yes (under display)
- Battery: 4100 mAh
- Price: ~$420
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