The V11 finally goes official today, with a simultaneous launch event in India. Succeeding the V9, the V11 is Vivo’s nearest competitor to its sister company’s (Oppo) F9.
Vivo has equipped the V11 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC clocked up to 2.2 GHz, comes with an Adreno 512 GPU, and 6 GB of RAM. Internal storage is 128 GB, expandable with a microSD card through a triple slot tray, which can simultaneously hold up to two SIM cards as well.
Processing power aside, the V11 has a standard, but up to par spec list. The cameras consist of a 12 MP f/1.8 main camera + 5 MP f/2.4 depth sensor at the back and a 25 MP f/2.0 front-facing camera, all augmented with the usual slew of AI enhancements.
Located at the bottom of the phone is a 3.5mm jack, a speaker(s), and what is sadly a microUSB port, not a USB Type-C port. It does Vivo’s Dual Engine Fast Charging which, at 18W, should be plenty fast enough for the 3,400 mAh battery.
Android Oreo 8.1 layered with Vivo’s Funtouch 4.5 comes as standard. The UI has a Jovi AI Engine used to efficiently allocate processing and memory resources. This, theoretically, improves battery life and performance.
But probably the biggest headline about the V11 is the display.
The all-screen display is nothing short of impressive. Having a 1080p Super AMOLED display means true blacks and basically an infinite contrast ratio. At 6.41 inches, and with only a tiny notch to intrude, using the V11 should be a pretty immersive experience.
Despite being a mid-range phone, Vivo has also managed to trickle down its neat in-display fingerprint technology. If that’s not your thing, face-unlocking via Face Access is also included.
At the India launch event, the V11 (also called V11 Pro there) has been confirmed to launch with the Dazzling Gold or Starry Black color. Although the Nebula color wasn’t mentioned, it’s fair to assume that it will be available in other markets.
Vivo has priced the V11 at INR 25,990 ($360), which is about Php 19,460. Sales will begin on September 12.