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Vivo launches V25 5G and V25e domestically

  • The Vivo V25 5G and 25e feature a “colour changing” glass cover that reacts to light.
  • The V25 5G and V25e are both designed as devices for the local mid-range Android market.
  • The V25 5G and V25e will retail for R14999 and R10999 respectively.

Late last week, Vivo held a local event to celebrate the launch of the new V series of smartphones on the shores of South Africa. Both new devices, the V25 5G and the V25e, are designed as options for the mid-range Android space, which has grown increasingly competitive in recent years.

To differentiate its offering from other manufacturers vying for attention at the moment, Vivo has added some boom.

One such element is a color-changing back cover, which interacts with light to create a “chameleon-like” design according to Vivo. This is because both devices feature, “Color Changing Fluorite AG Glass, which enables the back panel of the devices to display different colors at different angles when exposed to UV light,” Vivo notes in a press release sent to Hypertext.

“The Aquamarine Blue version of the V25 5G switches from ocean blue to bluish green,” he adds.

Vivo also bills these devices as perfectly suitable for vlogging. Each features three lenses on the back and an HD selfie option, with the same 64MP main camera on each, but different calibrations of the supporting and front-facing lenses.

To that end, the V25 5G is backed by an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel macro lens, while the V25e is paired with 2-megapixel bokeh and 2-megapixel macro options. On the front, the V25 5G is equipped with a 50MP selfie camera and the V25e has a flavor of 32MP.

Looking at the other key elements, both models have a 6.44 AMOLED display (2404 x 1080) that supports 90Hz refresh rates and HDR10+ content. Other similarities include 8GB of RAM and a 4,500mAh battery with 44W fast charging.

However, there is a difference in the chipset, with the Mediatek Dimensity 900 processor found in the V25 5G. This also offers 5G support, as the name suggests. The V25e has a MediaTek Helio G99 processor at present, and supports up to 4G in terms of connectivity.

Both devices are now available in South Africa, but as mentioned, they face some stiff competition locally in terms of the breadth of affordable mid-range phones with good specs.

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