Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is launching a limited edition smartphone for the upcoming IPL 2017 (Indian Premiere League). IPL 2017 marks the 10th season of the annual Twenty20 cricketing event in India. The opening match of IPL 2017 is set for 5 April, Wednesday between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The company has sent invites across for the launch event in Hyderabad. The Vivo V5 Plus was announced back in January and made available for the general public back in February. The only difference between the Vivo V5 Plus and the IPL Limited edition seems to be the matte black colour of the smartphone. One thing to note here is that Vivo is the official sponsor for IPL and the smartphone may come loaded with IPL-related apps but we are purely speculating about the second part here.
The Vivo V5 comes with a 5.5-inch display with HD (1280×720) resolution and a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 on top, a 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor with 4 GB RAM along with 32 GB internal storage expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card is also present. In the camera department, it offers a 13 MP sensor on the back while a 20 MP sensor on the front takes charge of capturing selfies.
The camera on the back features a soft-LED flash and PDAF (phase detection autofocus). The smartphone also features a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button, 4G LTE bands support, dual-SIM card slot, a 3,055 mAh battery and even Vivo’s proprietary Fast Charging technology. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Vivo’s FunTouch OS 2.6 skin on top.
It is highly unlikely that the smartphone will come with any changes in the hardware.
Publish date: April 4, 2017 9:25 am| Modified date: April 4, 2017 9:25 am