Meet Vivo’s newest V11. Identical to the Oppo R17, it has a tiny notch proper on the prime.

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China’s Vivo is on a roll.

The telephone maker broke floor with its Vivo Apex, an idea telephone that featured a pop-up selfie digital camera and underscreen fingerprint sensor. It then introduced these options to retail within the stunning Vivo Nex.

The newest V11 telephone, a midrange marvel, does not characteristic the identical pop-up digital camera, nevertheless it does sport an underscreen fingerprint scanner. Just like the Oppo R17, it is within the first wave of midrange telephones sporting the tech — no shock, given Oppo and Vivo’s shut trade relationships. Each corporations are owned by Chinese language electronics big, BKK Electronics, which additionally owns OnePlus.

Bearing hanging similarity to the Oppo R17, the Vivo V11 comes sporting a full HD AMOLED show with barely any bezels. It has a 91.2 p.c screen-to-body ratio, and options the identical water drop impressed notch design. Vivo calls it Halo FullView, and the bezels are simply 1.76 millimetres thick.

This is a better have a look at the tiny notch of the V11. 

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The display screen is vivid even underneath the solar, and to maintain your new telephone scratch free, each the back and front already include movie protectors put in. I am not an enormous fan of this because it provides the telephone a plasticky really feel, particularly on the rear.

Just like the Vivo Nex and the Oppo R17, the V11 comes with an underscreen fingerprint scanner. It is quick sufficient that I do not thoughts the shortage of a bodily scanner, and since it has a entrance 25-megapixel selfie digital camera, it may possibly additionally do face unlocking, and makes use of both methodology to unlock your telephone.

Fast specs

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660Reminiscence: 6GB RAM, 128GB onboard storageDisplay: 6.41-inch AMOLED full HD plus (2,340×1,080 pixels)Battery: three,400mAhOS: Android eight.1 with Funtouch OS four.5 pores and skin 

On the again are two cameras, a 12-megapixel and a 5-megapixel, that work collectively to allow you to shoot photos in all kinds of types. In addition they use the onboard AI to do scene recognition. Backlit pictures aren’t an issue — the AI will recognise the state of affairs and take a number of pictures at completely different exposures and mix them right into a single picture for a extra correct image. There’s additionally an AI assistant that will help you body portrait pictures, guiding you to place the digital camera to the very best spot for taking an image.

This is one other have a look at the beautiful colours of the V11. 

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The digital camera works as marketed, and it even does a fairly respectable job in dim situations. Out of doors pictures are fantastically sharp. The AI assistant for portrait mode tends to place the particular person within the middle, although if somebody is mendacity down it does regulate accordingly. I am not too large a fan of the wonder mode, nevertheless it’s a typical characteristic standard in Asia. The digital camera can flatten your cheeks, make your eyes look larger and even slim down your nostril in actual time.

Vivo has not but revealed pricing and availability, however it can launch the telephone in China first, earlier than rolling it out to different markets in Asia, corresponding to Singapore and Hong Kong. We are going to replace this hands-on once we discover out extra.

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