Vivo has expanded its range of Z series smartphones in its home market of China by launching the Vivo Z5i. The handset is a variant of the Vivo U3, which was launched in China last month. The Vivo Z5i has arrived as a mid-range offering with minimal bezels, a waterdrop notch above the screen, and a triple primary camera setup at the rear. Notably, the handset has a premium appealing design with a glass back panel, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensors, and golden accents around the primary camera module on the back.
Vivo Z5i specifications and features
The Vivo Z5i sports a 6.53-inch TFT LTPS display bearing a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels. The phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, which is accompanied by 8GB of RAM. The storage capacity onboard is 128GB, which users can further increase up to 256GB by inserting a microSD card. The software-side of the things are handled by Funtouch OS 9.0, which is based on Android 9.0 Pie. In terms of security, the smartphone has a fingerprint sensor on the back and face unlock functionality.
In the imaging department, the Vivo Z5i offers a 16-megapixel primary camera at the rear with an aperture of f/1.78. The main sensor is accompanied by an 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The handset’s camera app is loaded with features like professional mode, panorama, night scene, and more. In terms of connectivity, the device offers 4G LTE, dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, a micro-USB port, 3.5mm headphone socket, and A-GPS with GLONASS. A massive 5,000mAh battery with 18W Twin Engine Flash Charge technology completes the list of the specs.
Vivo Z5i price
The Vivo Z5i has been priced at RMB 1,798 (~Rs 18,300), and is available in China in two colour variants – Jade Blue and Onyx Black.
In related news, Vivo is planning to launch a new V series smartphone called the Vivo V17 in India in the first or second week of December. The phone is rumoured to be priced at around Rs 22,000 in the country.