Thursday, November 15, 2018
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Vivo V11 and V11i Annonced Along with Philippine Launch Date!

The battle for the midrange market continues with Vivo launching a couple of new smartphones in India and Thailand. The Vivo V11 and V11i appear fairly similar with slight differences in screen size and some key specs. Both put an emphasis on AI though, including camera-enhancements and a proprietary AI assistant.

Vivo V11

The Vivo V11 is the more interesting of the two, sporting a 6.41 inch screen with a water-drop notch. Similar to its flagship brother, the X21, the V11 hides an in-screen fingerprint reader that eliminates the need for the placement of a separate scanner. Under the hood, the V11 is no slouch, packing an octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset to go along with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage.

2018 appears to be the year of AI and Vivo certainly isn’t one to fall behind the trend. The Chinese manufacturer has just about slapped “AI” an almost any feature it could think of, including AI Face Shaping, AI Backlight HDR, and AI Low Light mode. And that’s just the cameras. It also has an AI assistant that goes by the name of Jovi and brings weather forecasts, sports news, and the like.

Vivo V11 Specs

DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED
Size6.3"
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
Aspect Ratio19.5:9
MultitouchYes
PLATFORMOSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
ChipsetQualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
CPUOcta-core (4x2.2GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8GHz Kryo 260)
GPUAdreno 512
MEMORYRAM6GB RAM
Internal128GB
Card slotMicro SD, Up to 256GB
CAMERAPrimary12mp + 5mp dual cameras
dual pixel PDAF
Secondary25mp, f/2.0
CONNECTIVITYNetworkUp to 4G LTE
WLANWiFi a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
FM RadioYes
USBMicro USB 2.0
BATTERYmAh3,400mAh
MISCSensorsFingerprint (under display), accelerometer, proximity, compass
ColorsStarry Night, Nebula
Body157.9 x 75 x 7.9 mm
156 g
Plastic frame, with glass body
Dual SIM (2x nano)
PriceTBA

Vivo V11i

While the Vivo V11i looks almost the same as the V11, it packs a smaller 6.3 inch screen and doesn’t come with an in-screen fingerprint scanner. Instead, it adopts a more traditional scanner positioned at the back. It also has a different chipset, namely MediaTek’s Helio P60. Although the chipset is capable of comparable performance as the Snapdragon 660, the Vivo V11i comes with less RAM (6GB).

Vivo V11i Specs

DISPLAYTypeLTPS, with 2.5D curved glass
Size6.3"
Resolution1080 x 2280 pixels, 400ppi
Aspect Ratio1:2.11
MultitouchYes
PLATFORMOSAndroid 8.1 Oreo, with Funtouch OS 4.5
ChipsetMediaTek Helio P60
CPUOcta-core (4x2GHz A73 + 4x2GHz A53)
GPUMali G72 MP3
MEMORYRAM4GB
Internal128GB
Card slotMicro SD, Up to 256GB
CAMERAPrimary(Resolution)16mp + 5mp dual cameras
(AF)Yes
Aperturef/1.8
Secondary(Resolution)25mp
Aperturef/2.0
CONNECTIVITYNetworkUp to 4G LTE
WLANa/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth4.2, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, Beidou, Galileo, Glonass, GPS
FM RadioYes
USBMicro USB 2.0
BATTERYmAh3315mAh
MISCSensorsambient light, proximity
ColorsNebula, Starry Night
BodyDimensions155.97 × 75.63 × 8.1 mm
Weight163.7 g
Buildplastic frame with glass body
SIMDual SIM (1x nano + 1x micro)
PriceTBD

While both phones were announced today, only the Vivo V11 will see a Philippine release within the foreseeable future. Their local Twitter account revealed the launch date to be on September 11, which is likely when we’ll learn how much it will go for as well.

So how much do you think it will go for? Let us know in the comments below!

[Source: Vivo Thailand]

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Back when I started MobileTechPinoy in 2012, phablets weren't a thing yet. I enjoyed the stares I got from iPhone owners whenever I whipped out my Samsung Galaxy Note at the time. I'm much more budget-conscious these days though and am perfectly fine with using phones from any of our locally brands.