Vivo was the first manufacturer to come up with the idea to hide the front-facing camera inside a popup component, effectively freeing up more screen real estate and avoiding the notch completely.
The company has since had some time to perfect this implementation, and its V15 Pro will formally mark the debut of a better popup sensor — that is, better in terms of resolution. The handset, to be unveiled on Feb. 20, will come equipped with a 32-megapixel front-facing selfie shooter, which is higher than most phones in its category.
Vivo V15 And V15 Pro
Although the official unveiling isn't until later this month, there's already a fair amount of information about the V15 Pro and its regular V15 sibling out already. Vivo preempted leaks by announcing early tidbits itself, including a triple-lens camera system powered by artificial intelligence and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
There will, of course, be differences between the base V15 and V15 Pro, but Vivo hasn't yet shared what they are. It's unclear whether the V15 will also come with a 32-megapixel sensor, but at least it will also have a popup camera, as a teaser video confirms.
Since Vivo opted for popup cameras on both phones, the handsets have very minimal bezels, making for a gorgeous design much cleaner than other notch implementations from rival manufacturers. In other words, they're almost all-screen. The thing is, there are drawbacks to popup cameras, chief of them being that since it's a mechanical component, there's a higher chance of it breaking than a typical camera that's fixed in place.
Samsung is solving the notch problem not by incorporating a popup lens, but by producing an entirely different kind of screen, one in which a small camera cutout floats on the upper corner of the display. This is called the Infinity-O Display, and it's arguably a nicer-looking solution than notches can ever hope to be.
Vivo V15 Pro Specs
Rumors say the V15 Pro will have sport a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen with a Full HD resolution. As mentioned, it's also going to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, another innovation Vivo was the first to achieve.
Respective specs for each device are currently unavailable. Speculation points to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor for the V15 Pro, plus 6 GB of RAM, and up to 128 GB of storage that's expandable via a microSD card slot. Rumors further point out a 3,700 mAh battery. Specs for the V15 are anyone's guess, on the other hand, but expect a slight downgrade compared with the Pro model.