“Vivo V17 Pro was slated to go on sale in the country starting September 27th but is already available in offline stores across the country”
Vivo V17 Pro (review) smartphone’s sales have begun in offline stores across India a day ahead of the schedule. At the time of the unveiling last week, Vivo announced that the V17 Pro will be available in the country from September 27th. However, 91mobiles has learnt from retail sources that the phone is available in the offline stores starting today. We have also been informed by retailers in Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh that the company has reduced the Vivo V17 Pro sales targets for offline retailers by 15 percent. This is attributed to last year’s Snapdragon 675 chipset that is used on the handset; the Vivo V17 Pro price in India is Rs 29,990. What makes the situation worse for the company is that Redmi K20 Pro, which rocks the flagship Snapdragon 855 SoC, is available at a starting price of Rs 27,999.
Vivo V17 Pro specifications
If you manage to look past the 2018 processor, the Vivo V17 Pro seems to be a capable phone. The handset is the first smartphone in the country to pack pop-up dual selfie cameras, which comprises of 32-megapixel primary sensor and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor. The rear cameras of the phone feature a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) Super Wide-Angle lens + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) depth sensor + 13-megapixel (f/2.5) telephoto lens with 2x zoom setup with LED flash. The cameras are backed by Super Night selfie, super wide-angle photos and videos, AI makeup, pose master filter with lighting effect, and more.
The Vivo V17 Pro comes pre-loaded with Android 9 Pie-based FunTouch OS 9.1 out of the box. The phone features Corning Gorilla Glass 6, a 6.59-inch Super AMOLED screen with Full HD+ (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, and in-display fingerprint scanner. The Snapdragon 675 SoC ticking at the handset’s core is paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB user expandable storage. A 4,100mAh battery with 18W Dual-Engine fast charging support fuels the handset. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Lastly, the Vivo V17 Pro measures 150 x 74.70 x 9.8mm and weighs 201.8 grams.
~with inputs from Mukesh Kumar