Vivo Z5 with full HD Super AMOLED display, 48MP triple cameras, up to 8GB RAM launched in China

Vivo Z5 with full HD Super AMOLED display, 48MP triple cameras, up to 8GB RAM launched in China

Vivo announced the Z5x a few months ago in China and later rehashed it as the Vivo Z1Pro in India. The smartphone is primarily aimed at young users with high expectations about performance. Today, the company has announced the Vivo Z5 with major improvements in terms of the specifications but without compromising on the competitive pricing for the attractive package.

The Vivo Z5 comes with a Super AMOLED display with a teardrop notch, unlike the Z5x which featured a hole-punch display. The Super AMOLED display also features an in-display fingerprint scanner. The display has a screen-to-body ratio of 90% on the Vivo Z5, which is lower than the Z5x.


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Under the hood, there’s a Snapdragon 712 on the Vivo Z5 – just like the Z5x – but the company has removed the option for a 4GB RAM and instead included an 8GB RAM variant in the lineup. Additionally, there are options for up to 256GB UFS 2.1 storage, which is also an upgrade over the Vivo Z5x.

In terms of camera, there’s a 48MP primary sensor on the back of the Vivo Z5 but the company has not clarified whether this sensor is from Sony or Samsung. Along with this, there are 8MP wide-angle and 2MP depth of field sensors on the smartphone. On the front, the Vivo Z5 has a 32MP selfie camera.

The Vivo Z5 features a smaller 4500mAh battery but it gets two major advantages compared to the Z5x. The first is a USB-C port and the second is support for Vivo’s FlashCharge technology with a power transfer rate of 22.5 watts. Vivo claims that this technology can charge 50% of the battery in 30 minutes.

The Vivo Z5 will be available in three color variants – Aurora Illusion (purple), Holographic Illusion (bluish-white), and Bamboo Forest Night (dark green) and these names as per Google Translate. There are four configurations in which the smartphone is available. These include a 6GB/64GB variant which costs CNY 1,598 (~$235), a 6GB/128GB variant for CNY 1,898 (~$275), a 6GB/256GB variant for CNY 1,998 (~$290), and an 8GB/128GB version for CNY 2,298 (~$335).

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The smartphone will be available for prebooking starting midnight and will be available for sale starting August 6th. Notably, Vivo is also launching the Vivo S1 in India on August 7th with similar specifications.

Specifications Vivo Z5
  • 159.53×75.23×8.13 mm
  • 187g
  • 6.38″ Full HD+ Super AMOLED Display
  • 1080 x 2340
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
RAM & Storage
  • 6GB + 64GB
  • 6GB + 128GB
  • 6GB + 256GB
  • 8GB + 128GB
Battery 4,500mAh, 22.5W charging support
Fingerprint Scanner In-display
Rear Camera
  • 48MP primary sensor, f/1.79
  • 8MP wide-angle sensor, f/2.2
  • 2MP depth sensor, f/2.4
Front Camera 32MP, f/2.0
Android Version FuntouchOS 9 based on Android 9 Pie

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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