Chinese phone maker today at an event in China finally unveiled the VIVO Z5- the sequel to the VIVO Z5x which the brand already rebadged as the Vivo Z1Pro in India. The device is in a way an upgrade over the Z5x, while there are a few specs downgrades too.
First off, the device ditches the hole-punch display on the Z5x for a water-drop display. It has a 6.38-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a slightly lower STBR – 90% screen-to-body ratio from the 90.7% on the Z5X. The devices drop the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for an in-display scanner.
Under the hood, the VIVO Z5 gets a slightly upgraded SoC – the Octa-core Snapdragon 712 with a base 6GB RAM with 64GB / 128GB / 256GB storage options, and a higher 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage.
Much like the VIVO Z5x, the VIVO Z5 gets a trio of cameras on its rear panel. It comprises of a 48MP primary sensor, though we are not sure if this is from Sony or Samsung. Whatever the case is, the primary camera is complemented by an 8MP wide-angle and 2MP depth of field sensors. And for selfies, there is an upgrade from a 16MPsensor to a 32MP selfie camera.
The Vivo Z5 gets a slightly smaller 4500mAh battery but it has a USB-C port and importantly, it supports Vivo’s FlashCharge technology with a power transfer rate of 22.5 watts. Vivo claims that this technology can charge 50% of the battery in 30 minutes.
VIVO Z5 Pricing and Availability
The Vivo Z5 will be available in Aurora Illusion (purple), Holographic Illusion (bluish-white), and Bamboo Forest Night (dark green) color options, and expected to go on sale in China from August 1st and goes on sale from August 6th. You will be able to get the device from various online channels including Tmall, official VIVO Shop, as well as on Sunning.
The base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage starts at 1598 yuan (US$ 232, while the 6GB RAM + 128GB variant is priced at 1898 yuan /US$ 275. At 1998 yuan /US$ 290, you also be able to grab the 6GB RAM with 256GB storage version, while the higher-end version with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage version is priced at 2298 yuan /US$ 333.