Vivo has announced the V23 and V23 Pro, the company’s newest mainstream V-series phones that are selling a lot in India and other Asian countries.
The most unusual feature is the “color-changing” exterior of the Sunshine Gold model, which appears to change colors completely when exposed to sunlight. Vivo says it took two years to research and develop the material; Leaving it in the sun for about thirty seconds will turn the phone blue-green before gradually returning to its original gold.
The other standout feature is the display’s notch, which houses two selfie cameras, a 50-megapixel main unit, and an 8-megapixel ultrawide on both phones. The selfie camera system also supports eye-based autofocus. The V23 Pro has a 108 megapixel main camera on the back, while the V23 has 64 megapixels; Both are complemented by 8-megapixel ultrawide and 2-megapixel macro sensors.
The screen of the V23 Pro is a 6.56-inch 90 Hz, 1080p OLED panel with rounded edges. However, the V23 has a flat 6.44-inch panel running at 90 Hz and 1080p, and the sides of the phone itself are also flat, much like an iPhone 12 or 13. The other main difference between the two phones is the processor – the V23 has a MediaTek Dimensity 920 while the V23 Pro has a Dimensity 1200.
In India the V23 is sold for Rs. 29,990 (~ $ 400) for a model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage or Rs. 34,990 (~ $ 470) for 12 GB / 256 GB. The V23 Pro costs Rs. 38,990 (~ $ 520) for 8 GB / 128 GB and Rs. 43,990 (~ $ 590) for 12 GB / 256 GB. The phones are also being rolled out in countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, and will move to other markets in APAC, the Middle East and Europe “in the next few months”.