Vivo V5 Plus much-awaited big reveal draws local celebrities


Top five global premium brand Vivo officially launched its Vivo V5 Plus perfect selfie phone in a star-studded event last January 21, at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium, drawing local stars and top lifestyle, fashion, and technology bloggers, all excited to try out the much-awaited Vivo flagship phone.

Largely anticipated because of reported stunning selfie features, the Vivo V5 Plus is equipped with the world’s first dual front camera—a combination of a 20-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel secondary camera, designed to collect depth-of-field information.

Vivo Philippines CEO Ted Xiong’s wife, Shou Shou Chen, with top lifestyle and fashion blogger Verniece Enciso
Fashion and lifestyle bloggers (From L-R) Rodel Flordeliz, Ana Gonzales, David Guison, Michael Macalos, Mikyle Quizon, Earth Rulan and Sarah Tirona
Vivo Philippines’ Annie Lim, Matthew Blanco and Jelly Buan with top bloggers, Michael Macalos, Kelly Misa, Mikyle Quizon, David Guison and Victor Basa

With its dual front camera, the Vivo V5 Plus can create a true ‘bokeh’ effect on the spot, producing photos with sharp face details, but beautifully blurred backgrounds.

According to Vivo Philippines, the V5 Plus has the most advanced selfie technology to date, with features like the beauty mode 6.0—a built-in, easy-to-use camera option for enhancing skin tone and removing blemishes—and the selfie soft light, which enables users to take high-definition selfies even in poor lighting conditions.

Vivo Philippines brand marketing team, Matthew Blanco, Jelly Buan and Ian Jocson with brand director Annie Lim


Hosted by magic 89.9 DJ Nikko Ramos, the Vivo V5 Plus big reveal was kicked off by Pinoy Boyband Superstar’s Tony Labrusca and James Ryan Cesena, who each entertained the guests with lively music, and then amped up their performance with an energetic song-and-dance number.

Host DJ Nikko Ramos of Magic 89.9

Meanwhile, the talented KZ Tandingan wowed the guests with her soulful performances and even gamely tried out the Vivo V5 Plus by taking a selfie with the Vivo executives onstage.

KZ Tandingan performed a heartfelt number during the launch of the Vivo V5 Plus

Hazel Bascon, Vivo Philippines vice president, expressed her exhilaration in upgrading the selfie experience. “We are excited to bring the ‘selfie’ to the next level. Our latest innovation not only provides high-quality audio, but also as everyone loves—the perfect selfie,” she stated.

Bascon likewise disclosed that in their desire to improve the quality of their smartphones, Vivo has once more increased the number of its research centers. “In our pursuit of innovation and perfection, we have expanded our research centers to seven. This move is geared towards our objective of giving the best and most unique experience to our consumers.”

Vivo Philippines Vice President Hazel Bascon expresses her excitement in taking the selfie experience to the next level


Aside from Bascon, Vivo Philippines executives like trade marketing director Lindsay Guan, CEO Ted Xiong, national sales manager Robert John Decillo, brand director Annie Lim, and Vivo partners graced the affair with their presence.

The big reveal also reintroduced NBA superstar Stephen Curry as the official endorser and brand ambassador of all Vivo phones, including the Vivo V5 Plus perfect selfie phone.

Pinoy Boyband Superstar’s James Ryan Cesena wows the crowd with a solid performance

Aside from its remarkable dual front camera, also highlighted during the event were the phone’s impressive specifications.

The Vivo V5 Plus features a 1/2.8-inch 16-megapixel sensor rear camera with an ultra HD mode, designed to improve photo quality for up to 64 megapixels, and a professional mode for manual configuration of camera settings before taking photos.

Tony Labrusca from Pinoy Boyband Superstar entertains the guests with a song-and-dance number

Sound-wise, the Vivo V5 Plus features the same Hi-Fi system of previous Vivo models, perfected over two years—the AK4376.

On speed and performance, the Vivo V5 Plus has a 4GB RAM 64GB ROM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, fast and efficient enough to perform multiple phone tasks at the same time. The phone runs on Vivo’s very own Funtouch 3.0 OS, based on Android 6.0.

The phone’s style values both sophistication and convenience, with a 5.5-inch large display and an ultra-slim bezel technology, which means users will be able to enjoy a large display while operating the phone with only one hand, just as they do with 5.2-inch phones.

On battery life, the Vivo V5 Plus has a 3160mAh battery with a fast-charging feature, ideal for highly mobile people.

Finally, with an upgraded fingerprint technology, users can unlock the Vivo V5 Plus with one touch, in just 0.2 seconds.

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