Vivo has been around the market long enough to get some good recognition. The specialty of this line of phones is their camera sensors. The main playing field for Vivo is the entry-level segment and the mid-level segment. They haven’t tried their luck in the top tier smartphone range. However, with the introduction of the Vivo V8, things are about to take a turn for the better. The Vivo V8 is an upcoming device from the company and aims to target the top tier segment of smartphones. Since the device is still in the works, the specs discussed here may appear different from when the device will actually be released. The expected launch date is expected to be somewhere around the early next year. This article is a collection of all the floating news on on the internet about the said device.
The Vivo V8 feels a bit lackluster for a top tier device. For starters, it packs a 5.5-inch LCD display, which isn’t bad, but when the competition is offering AMOLED, a mere LCD won’t meet the expectations of the buyers. Details regarding the resolution is still a bit hazy, but we are expecting it to be around the 400 range because any less and the display won’t be any different from any low tier device. One thing to notice is the lack of bezels. The V8 will have a metal body, and only the images of the black variant have been released online, though we are expecting two more (white and gold). The bezels on this device are almost invisible, as per the leaked images. Vivo has done a great job is cutting out those borders and the looks of the device is anything but stunning. There is a bit at the top and bottom, but it’s enough to invoke a cringe from the users.
Vivo has been sort of consistent in terms of performance, not enough to impress the community, but just enough to deliver the right power to get the job done. The V8 will be powered by an octa-core 2GHz processor, manufacturer unknown. However, recently we have seen a sudden inclination to a fairly new SoC i.e., the silicon and it is highly likely for Vivo to include this in the upcoming V8 as well. In terms of memory, it will have 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, which is absolutely not enough. Devices in this range have a minimum internal storage of 64GB or higher. A mere 32GB won't just cut it, and if Vivo sticks to their decision, they will have to include a microSD slot. Otherwise, the device won’t be leaving the shelves of the stores anytime soon. The V8 is said to have Android 7.0 out of the box, which is good, but a 7.1.1 version would have been better. There is also no news regarding the ability to upgrade to next version, i.e., the Android 8.0 Oreo. The device seems to pack decent specs that tip towards the lower side of the spectrum and we will have to wait and see whether or not it delivers in the future.
The V8 is said to pack a single 16 MP rear camera, which I am sure they will change to a dual sensor at the time of release. Otherwise, the device is as good as dead. The age of single rear camera lenses is over, at least for those top-tier smartphones. The camera is also supposed to have phase detection autofocus, HDR, and there is sneak peeks about an optical zoom as well. Both the rear and the front camera are said to support 1080p recording @60fps for the rear and @30fps for the front camera, which also has a 13MP sensor.
As for the audio and video codecs, it’s the usual ones for all Android devices i.e., MP3, MP4, WAV, FLV, H.264, eAAC+, and M4A.
The V8 is said to be powered by a 3150mAh battery which is not too bad but could have been better. The device also has dual sim support along with 4G capabilities. It also supports the VOLTE facility.