What you need to know
- Vivo has launched two new V-series phones with a focus on photography.
- The new V23 and V23 Pro have a unique color changing design and have two front cameras.
- The phones are now sold in over 50 markets, including India.
The BBK’s own smartphone manufacturer Vivo announced two new premium mid-range Android phones with a color-changing design and “unique selfie camera functions” on January 5th. The new Vivo V23 and V23 Pro phones have an ultra-slim 3D curved screen with a velvety outer surface with Fluorite AG technology that changes color when exposed to direct sunlight.
The Vivo V23 Pro has a 6.56-inch AMOLED display with FHD + resolution, HDR10 + compliance and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. It is operated by MediaTek Dimension 1200 Chip that also some of the best android phones in the value flagship segment.
The phone has a triple lens camera system on the back with a 108 MP main camera. The high-resolution sensor is joined by an 8MP “super wide-angle” lens and a 2MP macro lens. For selfies, the phone is equipped with a dual camera setup with a 50 MP AF sensor and an 8 MP ultra wide-angle lens with a 105-degree field of view. The V23 Pro also has a 4,300 mAh battery with 44 W wired charging.
The Vanilla V23 has a 6.44-inch FHD + AMOLED display with the same refresh rate of 90 Hz as the Pro model. The phone is powered by MediaTek Dimension 920 Chipset paired with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
The triple camera setup on the back of the V23 includes a 64 MP main sensor, an 8 MP ultra wide angle lens, and a 2 MP macro lens. Although it supports the same 44 W wired charging speeds as the V23 Pro, the battery has a slightly lower capacity of 4,200 mAh. Both phones run Funtouch OS 12 out of the box, which is based on Android 12.
The Vivo V23 5G is priced at 29,990 yen (about $ 400) for the 8GB / 128GB version and 34,990 yen (about $ 470) for the 12GB / 256GB version. Vivo V23 Pro 5G, on the other hand, costs 38,990 yen (about $ 520) for the 8GB / 128GB version and 43,990 yen (about $ 590) for the 12GB / 256GB version.