Chinese technology company Vivo had launched its V15 and V15 Pro smartphones in India earlier this year. Earlier today, a report had surfaced online that suggested that the company is planning to discontinue both the smartphones in the country. However, the company has denied this and has said that the production of the two devices will continue at its manufacturing unit.
Gadget Bridge spoke to Vivo about whether it has plans of discontinuing the V15 Pro and V15 handsets in India. The company denied this by saying, “The speculation suggesting the discontinuation of Vivo V15 and V15 Pro from the Indian market are not true and the production of both the devices will continue at our manufacturing facility. Both the devices have been our star performers and have been doing very well in the Indian market. V15 Pro defines Vivo’s ‘innovation lead’ brand proposition in the sub-30k segment. V15 Pro also hit the milestone of the fastest-selling smartphone in Vivo’s history, receiving an overwhelming response from consumers in March this year.”
It further added, “Owing to this great success, we recently rolled out new variants for V15 and V15 Pro offering our customers more choice in this series. An updated 8GB RAM memory variant for V15 Pro and Aqua Blue colour variant for V15 was introduced. Not only that, we are working on a daily basis to make the existing product portfolio even more efficient by rolling out timely updates for enhanced consumer experience. We wish to uphold the faith that our consumers have placed in us and aim to serve them better with our ever-growing and sustained product portfolio.”
The Chinese company has recently launched its new smartphone – Vivo S1– in its home market. The new handset is available at a starting price of CNY 2, 298 (approximately Rs 23,540). Vivo S1 is expected to arrive in India next month and will be sold at around Rs 20,000.
Vivo V15 Pro specifications and features
The Vivo V15 Pro features a 6.39-inch Full HD+ Ultra FullView Display along with a Super AMOLED panel. The device is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 675 AIE SoC and houses up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The handset runs Android 9.0 Pie skinned with Funtouch OS 9.
On the imaging front, it features a triple-rear camera setup that includes a 48MP primary Quad Pixel sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP super wide-Angle AI camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The handset has a 32MP selfie camera on its front panel. Vivo V15 Pro also comes with the support of an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Vivo V15 Pro has 128GB of onboard storage and can hold a microSD card of up to 256GB. It houses a 3,700mAh battery along with all the necessary sensors.
Vivo V15 specifications and features
Vivo V15 comes with a 6.53-inch display that has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone is powered by MediaTek helio P70 chipset and it comes with 6GB of RAM along with 128GB of internal storage. The handset runs on Android 9.0 Pie skinned with Funtouch OS 9.
On the imaging duties, the Vivo V15 features powered a triple rear camera setup that comprises of a12MP main sensor, an 8MP wide-angle sensor, and a 5MP sensor. On the front, it has a 32 MP pop-up selfie camera. The handset houses a 4,000mAh battery that supports quick charge. Along with that, it has a fingerprint sensor on its rear panel.
Note: This story was updated with Vivo’s statement.
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