[Exclusive]: Here’s the first look at Vivo’s upcoming first Z series phone for India; likely to be the Z5X

“The Z5X is a mid-range offering with a punch-hole display and a Snapdragon 710 SoC”

Earlier this month, 91mobiles exclusively reported that Vivo is planning to launch its online-only Z series phones in India to counter Xiaomi. Soon after, the company officially started teasing the launch of the Z series phones in the country through its social channels. While the brand is yet to confirm the name of the upcoming handset, 91mobiles has exclusively obtained a couple of photos of the first Z series handset. While our source hasn’t confirmed the name of the device, it is likely to be the Vivo Z5X that was launched in China recently. 

Vivo Z5x India live

According to our earlier report, the Vivo Z series phones will be sold exclusively through the online sales channels. The handsets will be priced under Rs 20,000. Our sources also suggested that the Z series models will be launched to challenge Xiaomi in the budget segment. The first Z series phone will be available to buy in the country by June-end or early-July, add our sources. Furthermore, we’ve learned that the handset will be available in two RAM configurations — 4GB and 6GB. 

Talking about the specs of the Vivo Z5X, the phone arrived as the brand’s first phone to flaunt a punch-hole display. The handset offers a 6.53-inch full-HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The device is powered by a 10nm fabrication process-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor. The smartphone comes in four RAM and storage models including 4GB RAM + 64GB, 6GB RAM + 64GB, 6GB RAM + 128GB, and 8GB RAM + 128GB. Software-wise, the phone boots Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie, and has the brand’s JoviAI assistant.

Vivo Z5X india live 1

In the imaging department, the Vivo Z5X offers a triple camera setup at the rear comprising of 16MP, 8MP, and 2MP sensors. For selfies, there’s a 16MP single shooter. The handset is equipped with camera features such as AI beauty, AR shoot etc. In terms of connectivity, you get 4G LTE, dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB OTG, and A-GPS. A 5,000mAh battery with Dual-Engine 18W fast charging and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor complete the list of the specs.

With inputs from Mukesh Singh

Vivo Z5x Specifications
Performance
Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual Core + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core)
Snapdragon 710
4 GB RAM
Display
6.53 inches (16.59 cm)
1080x2340 px, 395 PPI
IPS LCD
Camera
16 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple Primary Cameras
LED Flash
16 MP Front Camera
Battery
5000 mAh
Fast Charging
Non-Removable
Vivo Z5x Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 14,090
Release Date: 29-Nov-2019 (Expected)
Variant: 4 GB RAM / 64 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming Phone
Akshay aka Techakko has been working with 91mobiles since 2012. Passionate about gadgets, he has a special interest in smartphones and games. The constant stream of news stories he writes is testament to his prowess as a human web crawler. A graduate in Computer Science, he dabbles as a game developer and competes in various gaming tournaments in his spare time. When he wants to take a break from the screen, he enjoys long rides on his Yamaha FZ-S.
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