Another Chinese mobile maker, Vivo has launched its latest Vivo V1 and Vivo V1 Max smartphones as part of its Vivo series in India to be priced below Rs.20,000 when it hits shelves later this month.
The Vivo V1 will have dual-SIM slot and runs on Vivo’s own interface Funtouch 2.1 UI on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The smartphone will sport a 5-inch HD screen with 720×1280 pixels resolution with a quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor that has four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz. The RAM is of 2GB and features Adreno 306 GPU, said the company on Tuesday unveiling the phone.
The Vivo V1 will have two cameras, one 13-MP rear camera with LED flash, wide-angle lens with 6P lenses, and an f/2.0 aperture while the second front camera will be of 5-MP, more than good for selfies and Skype conferencing. The rear camera has Night mode and Panorama vision.
With a 16GB inbuilt storage, Vivo V1 is expandable via microSD card up to 128GB, the handset comes with a bigger 2300mAh battery in the metal-clad V1, on par with latest smartphones in the range. The system has a Stamina mode that gives it longer lifespan.
To be convenient for connectivity with 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, and GPS/ A-GPS, the Vivo V1 will be available in Silver and Gold colours. With pricing details and availability date still not revealed, the phone will hit the market any time in August around the Independence Day.
“With ‘V’ Series we bring unbeatable proposition, price and products in the mid-segment category. Our first device in the category, vivo V1 incorporates cutting-edge technologies, exclusive music features and the highest quality camera shots,” said Alex Feng, CEO of Vivo Smart Phone India without giving other details while launching the smartphone.
However, Vivo is still a marginal player in the Indian market and it is eyeing a modest 5-6 percent market share in the next 3 years in India and it was one of the late entrants from China with its debut made in December last year with the launch of 5 smartphones, including its flagship X5Max.
It has set up distribution and service network in 20 states with 50,000 sales points at Rs.20 crore last year. It entered the Indian market riding high on its success in China, where it sold 30 million 3G/4G smartphones in 2014. Otherwise, Indian market is currently dominated by Samsung, Xiaomi, Micromax, Karbonn, Sony, Nokia and OnePlus.