Vivo V17 may launch in India on December 9th as company sends out invites

“Vivo is sending out invites for a launch event on December 9th in India where the company will launch a new V-series phone, likely to be the V17 with a punch-hole display.”

Vivo V17 could launch in India on December 9th. The company is sending out invites for a launch event on December 9th where we will see the launch of a brand new V-series smartphone. The invite does not reveal the name of the smartphone, but it does tease a phone with a punch-hole display. This leads us to believe it will be the Vivo V17 as 91mobiles recently reported that the phone will launch in India in December and with a punch-hole display.

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Vivo V17 specifications

Vivo V17 first launched in Russia earlier this week with a waterdrop display, but 91mobiles later reported that the Indian variant of the smartphone would launch with a punch-hole display. The rest of the Vivo V17 design is expected to be the same. The Vivo V17 touts a unique diamond-shaped quad camera setup on the back and gradient colour finish.

Vivo V17 sports a 6.38-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 665 SoC paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone supports storage expandability up to 256GB via a microSD card. It houses a 4,500mAh battery with fast charge support.

Camera specs for the Vivo V17 includes a 48MP Samsung GM1 main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor all housed within the diamond-shaped camera module on the back. The punch-hole cutout will house a 32MP selfie camera. Vivo V17 ships with Funtouch OS 9.2 based on Android 9 Pie.

Vivo V17 price

In Russia, Vivo V17 price is set at RUB 22,990 (around Rs 25,800) and it comes in Cloudy Blue and Blue Fog colours. Given the specs, we expect the phone to launch in India at a more affordable price point to take on Redmi and Realme. We should know more about its official pricing in India only on launch day on December 9th.

Key Specs

Vivo V17
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 | 8 GBProcessor
6.44 inches Display
48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MPRear camera
32 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery
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Vivo V17 Price
Rs. 27,900
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Best Competitors

Vivo S1 Pro Rs. 18,990
Vivo V17 Pro Rs. 29,990
Vivo V19 Rs. 21,599
OPPO F15 Rs. 29,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5



  • Attractive display
  • Great battery life
  • Lightweight design


  • Uses a dated processor
  • FunTouch OS comes with bloatware
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