Chinese handset manufacturer Vivo has started sending media invites for a launch event on November 20 where it is set to launch another V-Series smartphone. The company has revealed the Vivo V7 will be launching on Monday in India, and can be expected to be available for sale later this month. Flipkart is also teasing the launch of the smartphone, revealing its 24-megapixel selfie camera, and we can expect it to be exclusive to the online retailer when it launches.
The Vivo V7 was launched in Indonesia on Thursday. It features very similar specifications to the Vivo V7+, which was launched at Rs. 21,990 in September. Differences include a smaller display, half the storage, and a smaller battery.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Vivo V7 runs Funtouch OS 3.2, based on Android 7.1 Nougat. The smartphone sports a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon SoC (model unspecified) clocked up to 1.8GHz, coupled with 4GB of RAM. It’s likely Vivo has decided to use the same Snapdragon 450 SoC on the V7 as it used on the V7+. We can expect a confirmation on Monday, at the India launch event.
The Vivo V7 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with flash and an f/2.0 aperture, apart from a 24-megapixel front camera with a soft ‘Moonlight Glow’ selfie light and an f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone bears 32GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) with a dedicated slot.
Connectivity options on the Vivo V7 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and FM radio. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, and virtual gyroscope. It sports a 3000mAh, measures 149.3×72.8×7.9mm, and weighs 139 grams.