Chinese smartphone company Vivo is all set to launch a new smartphone in India that will come with a pop-up selfie camera. The smartphone brand has sent a ‘Block Your Calendar’ invite to tech press for an event that is scheduled for February 20 to launch its new device. Although the invite sent by the company does not reveal the name of the smartphone that Vivo will be launching, it does show an outline of a device that comes with a pop-up selfie camera.
We should mention that pop-up selfie camera made its debut with the company’s much appreciated Vivo NEX smartphone that was launched last year. The smartphone was one among the first devices to come without a notch and the pop-up selfie camera was just a way of not housing the front-facing snapper on the handset’s display.
Coming back to Vivo’s invite, besides the date and the ‘Block Your Date’, it also mentions that ‘There’s a new pop star in town’. If the image of the smartphone wasn’t a hint enough, this only further points towards the fact that the company will be launching a new smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera.
We should mention that the smartphone in the invite could be the Vivo V15 Pro, which is said to be the successor of the company’s V11 Pro that was launched in India last year. Recent reports have suggested that Vivo is planning to launch the successor of V11 Pro with an elevating selfie camera. Another report also claimed that the upcoming device will not be named Vivo V13 Pro, but will instead be called as V15 Pro.
While Vivo NEX was priced at Rs 44,990 at the time of launch, the upcoming V15 Pro will not be that costly. This is because this time, Vivo wants to bring the experience of an elevating selfie camera to the masses with a more affordable model. So, the company has chosen the successor of V11 Pro to come with a pop-up selfie camera.
It has also been reported that Vivo V15 Pro comes with a triple camera setup on its back panel and will sport an in-display fingerprint scanner. Vivo V11 Pro was launched last year in India at a price of Rs 25,990.