Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has announced a couple of brand new devices for the Indian market today. They are the Vivo V1 and the V1 Max.
As you can see, the looks are shared, but the V1 Max is obviously bigger than the V1. With these handsets, Vivo aims to have decent mid-range offerings on sale in India, both in the 'normal' size class as well as in the phablet space.
The Vivo V1 comes with a 5-inch 720p HD touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 5 MP wide-angle front snapper with f/2.0 aperture, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, and a 2,300 mAh battery.
The SoC used is Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 410, boasting a 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU and an Adreno 306 GPU. The V1 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, with Vivo's FunTouch OS on top. It has dual-SIM functionality, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
Oddly enough, Vivo decided not to unveil any specs for the V1 Max at this time. Though if we go by the almost identical looks, we assume the innards will be shared with its smaller sibling as well - for those that make sense. As the screen is bigger, it may be higher-res too, and we should hopefully see a bigger battery inside.
Both the V1 and the V1 Max are going to be in the INR 15,000 to 20,000 price range ($236-314), and they will be out in India before the end of July. It's unclear if Vivo plans to launch them in other markets after that.