If there is one smartphone brand that has been silently and consistently delivering quality goods in 2018, it is none other than Vivo. From introducing the world’s first mass-market phones with In-Display Fingerprint Scanners (Vivo X21) to introducing ingenious innovations in the form of Pop-Out Cameras (Vivo Nex), Vivo has been the pioneer in creating modern smartphone designs.
With the launch of the V11 Pro, Vivo could cement its position as the leader in the 20-30k price category.
Fun fact: Vivo has more than 50% market share in the Rs 20-30k category in India.
Allow us to highlight 11 solid reasons why the Vivo V11 Pro is one of the most sought-after phones in September, and why it should be your next smartphone!
1. Van Gogh Starry Night Edition
The first thing you notice in any smartphone is the design, and there’s no doubt that Vivo makes some good-looking smartphones. The Vivo V11 Pro continues to impress with its slim, and sleek design with a curved back making it easy to hold with one hand. However, the one design element that sets the Vivo V11 Pro apart from all other phones is the phone’s Starry Night edition. This edition has a striking black and blue hue, that is inspired by one of Van Gogh’s favourite art work, ‘The Starry Night’. So, does this excite the artist inside you?
2. Super AMOLED Display
The Vivo V11 Pro comes with a 6.41-inch Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Most tech geeks know that the AMOLED panels are known for their deep blacks and punchy colours. It must be noted that an AMOLED panel is unheard of in this price range, so that’s definitely a huge advantage. That’s not it though, the Vivo V11 Pro comes with Slim Bezels, which enables a massive screen-to-body ratio of 91.27% (as reported by the brand).
3. Tiny Notch
Now, the notch has literally polarised opinion far and wide. Some hate it while, some love it, and some don’t really care. However, there’s no doubt that the tiny notch on the Vivo V11 Pro is going to be as non-obtrusive as possible. Therefore, it won’t trouble you when you are watching videos or playing games. Once you start using the phone, it will become part of your peripheral vision.
4. In-Display Fingerprint Scanner (4th Generation)
The V11 Pro has another trick up its sleeve. Most phones in this price range come with a physical fingerprint scanner, whereas the V11 Pro will come with a special In-Display Fingerprint Scanner. In fact, this is the 4th generation fingerprint reader. And therefore, it is at least 10% faster than Vivo’s previous generation phones and it is more secure too. What’s more? This would be the first time that the In-Display technology is introduced in smartphones in this budget range.
5. Infrared Face Unlock
Vivo is not stopping at the In-Display Fingerprint Scanner. You also get an Infrared Face Scanner. What this means is that apart from recognising your face in daylight with ease, the V11 Pro’s face scanner can easily recognise your face in the dark.
6. Snapdragon 660 with Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine
So, the V11 Pro comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 AIE. This chip has a built-in Artificial Intelligence Engine that can help enhance a lot of your daily activities. Owing to the chipset, the performance of the phone will definitely be exceptional.
7. 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage with expandable memory
As for the specs, you get 6 GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage expandable using a microSD card. Evidently, not many phones offer this kind of beastly RAM+ROM configurations in this price range, and that makes the V11 Pro a rarity.
8. Dual-Pixel Sensor
The V11 Pro has a 12 MP+5 MP Dual-Lens camera setup in the rear. The primary camera uses a sensor with a pixel size of 1.28-micrometers and an attached lens with an aperture of f/1.8. Furthermore, the camera has a Dual-Pixel Sensor, which improves low-light sensitivity for better pictures in the dark. Also, it helps you in locking focus in just 0.03 seconds.
Vivo’s rear cameras have mostly impressed us with the image quality. Therefore, we are excited to see how the V11 Pro performs.
9. 25MP Selfie Camera with AI features
The V11 Pro comes with a 25MP selfie camera stuffed to its gills with cool AI features. You get a new AI face-modelling algorithm, which individually treats your facial features and subtly adds enhancements without over-beautification.
10. Other AI Camera Features
The Artificial Intelligence prowess of the V11 Pro also extends to its rear cameras. One of our favourites is the AI Portrait mode. Using this mode, you will be able to frame your subject as the phone guides you and helps you attain the perfect position for the best shot. Other AI modes include AI Portrait Mode, AI Backlight HDR, AI Low-Light Mode, and AI Scene Recognition. All of these features will make clicking pictures a lot more fun.
11. AI Game mode
Vivo extends the prowess of the SD660’s AI engine to gaming as well. The improvements to the AI Game mode ensure that you have the best gaming experience on your phone. Using the all new Auto Gaming mode, you can keep all the games running in the background even when the screen is locked. This ensures that you never lose your progress, even if you accidentally close the game.
So, what do you guys think? Is the Vivo V11 Pro exciting enough? Do let us know in the comments section below. Also, wait eagerly for the launch of the phone on the 6th of September.