[Tech & Gadgets]
Vivo launched the all-new V15Pro smartphone in Malaysia at a press conference which included a special appearance by Malaysian songstress Siti Nurhaliza on 26 February 2019. The V15Pro is Vivo’s first model after the NEX to incorporate the industry’s first Elevating Front Camera, and aims to elevate consumers’ mobile experience with this latest affordable V series addition that packs in many high-end technologies that usually feature in only the most premium phones.
The Vivo V15Pro comes with a 32MP Front Camera with upgraded mechanics and design enhancements also ensure the camera is sturdy enough to withstand daily wear-and-tear. The innovative Elevating Front Camera which first debuted at MWC 2018 as a concept, and later featured in the first NEX effectively created the ideal smartphone full-screen display.
With the elimination of the notch, the V15Pro has a 91.64% screen-to-body ratio, creating an unprecedented immersive viewing experience for gaming and video viewing. The Super AMOLED Ultra FullView™ Display on the V15Pro has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and is 6.39 inches diagonally. Its side and top bezels have been reduced to a razor-thin 1.75mm and 2.2mm respectively.
The V15Pro comes with AI-embedded solutions for an enhanced mobile photography experience, and an AI Triple Camera which provides better clarity and a wider perspective.
Users can easily capture high-quality photos thanks to the 48 Million Quad Pixel Sensor, 8MP AI Super Wide-Angle Camera, and 5MP Depth Camera. The “four-in-one pixel” technology in the main rear camera combines four pixels into one large pixel to deliver high-quality 12MP photos even in the dark. The AI Super Wide-Angle Camera can expand up to 120 degrees (capturing up to 108-degree photos after accounting for distortion), capturing more people and fuller landscape shots.
Improving on the V11, the V15Pro is equipped with AI photography features including AI Face Beauty and AI Portrait Framing. The all-new AI Super Night Mode is said to enable consumers to capture night scenery without a tripod by taking multiple photos at different exposures. It then combines them to greatly improve brightness and clarity, delivering photos with a high level of detail and stability.
The fairer sex would definitely love the all-new AI Body Shaping feature, where users can adjusting every aspect of the body such as the waist and legs.
The V15Pro also incorporates In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, which is now in its 5th generation with higher fingerprint pixel density and more sophisticated algorithms allowing users to unlock their phones in a more secure and intuitive manner.
Without a physical fingerprint pad, the back cover adopts a unique Spectrum Ripple Design in Topaz Blue or Coral Red, that reflects different shades at different angles.
Vivo’s AI comes with a more powerful Jovi – a personal assistant that is touted to better understand consumer’s needs and desires. The brand-new AI-powered Jovi Image Recognizer has access to almost 100 mainstream e-commerce platforms such as Shopee and Zalora, so it can easily search through databases of over half a billion products for users. With a simple scan, users can now directly locate the product the want and purchase it through e-commerce platforms.
One press of the new Smart Button on the side of V15Pro activates the Google Assistant, while two activates the Jovi Image Recognizer. The V15Pro also has its own customised voice commands developed in partnership with Google, and can be used to activate a various functions such as AI Face Beauty, clean up phone memory, search for food pictures in the photo album, and more.
Avid gamers will be happy to know that there an upgraded Game Mode 5.0 with new Competition Mode that allocates system resources to prioritise game performance, and Dual-Turbo, which reduces frame-drop by 300% and increases smooth gameplay.
The V15Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 675AIE Octa-core processor with 6GB RAM + 128 ROM, ensuring ultra-smooth performance, while Vivo’s latest Dual-Engine Fast Charging technology, can charge the phone to 25% battery in just 15 minutes.
The V15Pro in Topaz Blue and Coral Red will be available for pre-order, which comes with a complimentary gift box in Malaysia from 26 February to 1 March 2019 via Vivo roadshows at select locations, Vivo Concept Stores, authorised dealers and collaboration partners.
Additionally, Vivo will also be holding a V15 Pro Superday Sale on 2 March 2019 at Sunway Pyramid (Blue Concourse) where early birds will received a complimentary DJI Spark selfie drone (on a first come first serve basis) and a Vivo gift box.
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 AIE Octa-core|
|Storage||128GB ROM (Supports microSD Card up to 256GB)|
|Battery||3700mAh with Dual-Engine Fast Charging|
|Operating System||Funtouch OS 9.0 (based on Android 9.0)|
|Dimensions||157.25mm x 74.71mm x 8.21mm|
|Touch Screen||2.5D (Glass)|
|5th Generation In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology|
Rear: 48 Million Quad Pixel Sensor + 8MP AI Super Wide-Angle Camera + 5MP Depth Camera
|Photography Modes||Ultra HD, PPT, Professional, Slow, Time-Lapse Photography, Camera Filter, Live, Bokeh, HDR, AI Face Beauty, Panorama, Palm Capture, Gender Detection, Retina Flash, AR Stickers, AI Face Shaping, Watermark, AI Portrait Lighting, AI Scene Recognition, AI Portrait Framing, AI Body Shaping, AI Super Wide-Angle, AI Super Night Mode|
|Google Services||Play Store, Google, Chrome, Gmail, Map, YouTube, Drive, Play Music, Play Movie&TV, Duo, Photos, Google News (all countries)
Google Pay* (only in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Russia)
|USB (USB2.0), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (Bluetooth 5.0), GPS, OTG, NFC* (only in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Russia)|
|Accelerometer, Ambient light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-compass, Gyroscope|
|Items in the box|
|V15Pro, Earphone, Documentation, USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, SIM Ejector, Protective Case, Protective Film (applied)|
For more info, head over to http://www.facebook.com/VivoMalaysia
Photo credits: Vivo Malaysia and author’s own (single photo directly above)