Vivo is a smaller company focusing on budget devices in India. They announced a follow-up phone to their phone the V7+ aptly named the V7 (no I did not forget a “+” and I did not get them out of order). The V7 is a slightly downgraded model of the V7+ intended for more global markets to be sold at a slightly lower price point. The only changes that were made to the V7 is there is no mention of Hi-Fi audio and only 32gb of storage. The 1440 by 720p display with an 83.6% screen to body ratio, cameras (24mp front camera and 16mp rear camera), Snapdragon 450 1.8ghz octo core processor, and 4gb of ram all seem to be unchanged, however we can only say for sure how the effects on the lowered storage and lack of dac and amp affect the phone once we have hands on time.
This phone seems interesting, especially to someone who has never tried an 18:9 720p display, and a Snapdragon 450. The device also runs Android 7.1 with Vivo’s Funtouch OS version 3.2 running on top of it. Do not expect to see this phone in Western or European models as Vivo tends to only sell devices in Asian markets. We look forward to seeing how much further Vivo can push this budget phone market as this phone currently sells for 18,990 Rupees or approximately $292 US dollars. Listed below will be a link to the company’s website with the detailed specifications as well as the press release regarding the phone. If you do decide to pick up the phone we look forward to hearing your opinions on it.