The vivo V15 Pro launched around two weeks ago arrival, but news about its release was immediately eclipsed by the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 9 as well as the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S10, both of which took place on the same day. The V15 Pro went official with three cameras, pop-up selfie snapper, along with a comparatively bigger display featuring a UD fingerprint scanner. Now, vivo V15, a budget-friendlier version of this phone, has launched in Thailand, Malaysia, and Cambodia.
This new device does not have the Snapdragon chipset and the 48-MP camera but retains the 32-MP selfie (secondary) shooter, equipped with elevating mechanism. The vivo V15 is powered by an Helio P70 chipset, with 6GB of RAM and internal storage of 128 GB (expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card).
It comes with 6.53-inch LCD which has Full HD+ resolution and retains the tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio. This latest release ditched the 48-MP shooter but has a regular 12-MP camera. The rest is the same as those of the vivo V15 Pro: an 8-MP secondary shooter and a 5-MP depth sensor with respective f/1.8, f/2.2, f/2.4 apertures.
Since this smartphone got bigger, the battery equally offers more capacity. It’s 4,000mAh, but still provides micro USB — one of the major disappointments in all the offerings of the device. Its OS is Funtouch 9 that is based on Android Pie (v9.0), and the fingerprint can now be seen on the rear panel, rather than being under the screen.
The vivo V15 is available in Topaz Blue and Glamour Red, similar to the vivo V15 Pro’s Ruby Red variant. Though its price in Malaysia or Cambodia has not been announced as of yet by the maker, you can buy the phone for THB10,999 (around $345 or €305).