Vivo V17 with the world’s tiniest hole-punch camera launches in India

Vivo V17 with the world’s tiniest hole-punch camera launches in India

Vivo is the third-largest smartphone seller in India and is among the most sought-after brands in the offline segment. In India, Vivo has had a two-fork strategy, targetting offline buyers with untraditional features like dual pop-up selfie cameras, while targetting the online buyers with wholesome packages at competitive prices. Vivo has just launched a new smartphone in India – the Vivo V17 – which belongs to the former category and it comes with the world’s tiniest hole-punch camera opening for an unintrusive viewing experience.

The Vivo V17 shares the same 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display with a hole-punch cavity, which is only 5mm in diameter, as the recently launched Vivo S5. The back design of the two phones differs even though the configuration of the quad-camera setup is nearly identical. The rear panel is made of plastic but the shiny appearance can be deceiving.


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The rear camera setup on the Vivo V17 includes a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor for the primary camera, an 8MP wide-angle camera with a 108º wide field of view, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The hole-punch on the front opens up to a 32MP selfie camera. For selfie connoisseurs out there, there are several features like the “Pose Master,” which suggests you better poses, AR Stickers, AI makeup, etc. Video recording is supported on the wide-angle camera besides the primary camera and there’s EIS for the primary camera as well.

To bear the load and demand for performance, the Vivo V17 gets a Snapdragon 675 SoC along with 8GB of RAM. Additionally, there’s 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. Additionally, the phone supports the expansion of storage for up to 256GB via a microSD card. In terms of the battery, the V17 features a 4,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging via the USB-C port.

Vivo V17 Specifications

Specifications Vivo V17
Dimensions & Weight
  • 159.01×74.17×8.54mm
  • 176g
  • 6.44-inch Super AMOLED
  • 1080 x 2400
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  • Adreno 612 GPU
  • 128GB UFS 2.1
  • microSD slot
Battery 4,500mAh, 18W fast charging
Fingerprint Sensor In-display fingerprint
Rear Camera
  • 48MP Sony IMX586 primary camera, f/1.8
  • 8MP 108° wide-angle sensor, f/2.2
  • 2MP macro sensor, f/2.4
  • 2MP depth sensor, f/2.4
Front Camera
  • 32MP, f/2.45
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS
Android Version FunTouch OS 9.2 based on Android 9 Pie
Colors Midnight Ocean, Glacier Ice

Price & Availability

The Vivo V17 will be available in two colors – a graying Midnight Ocean and a whitish Glacier Ice. It comes in a single RAM/storage configuration and will be priced at ₹22,990 (~$325). It will be available online as well as offline starting December 17th.

About author

Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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