Smartphone Shopping Guide 2019

[Updated] Vivo V11 and V11i with in-display fingerprint sensor, 25MP front camera launched

Vivo V11

Vivo has made a new addition to its V smartphone series called V11, the successor of V9 that was released earlier this year. It features a 6.41-inch AMOLED screen with a small V-shaped notch at the top; is powered by a Snapdragon 660 AIE processor paired with 6GB of RAM; sports 12MP+5MP dual rear camera, and is backed by a 3400mAh battery.

The phone runs FunTouch OS 4.5 that is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor that provide smart lock/unlock solution. Speaking of photography, the V11 front camera has a 25MP sensor with facial recognition and face unlock baked inside. AI Beautify is also present for selfie enhancement. The cameras on the phone are AI enhanced for smartness and for taking perfect shot, even in low-light.

The 3.5mm headphones jack is onboard along with other range of connectivity including WiFi 802.11ac, Dual 4G VoLTE and GPS. The Vivo V11 measures 7.9mm at its thickest point, it weighs 156 grams.

The firm also launched V11i, which shared the same specs with V11 but instead packed a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset with 4GB of RAM.

Vivo V11 / V11i Specifications

  • 6.41-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ (2340x1080) resolution, 91.27% screen-to-body ratio, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • 64-bit 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform, Adreno 512 GPU (V11) / 64-bit 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 processor, Mali-G72 MP2 GPU (V11i)
  • 4GB (V11i) / 6GB RAM (V11)
  • 128GB storage (expandable up to 256GB via a MicroSD card)
  • 12-megapixel rear camera, f/1.8 aperture, 1.28 μm pixel size, dual-tone LED flash; secondary 5MP rear camera, f/2.4 aperture
  • 25-megapixel front camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, FunTouch OS 4.5
  • In-display fingerprint sensor, face unlock
  • Dual SIM
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac (dual band + 2x2 MIMO), Bluetooth 5 LE, Dual 4G VoLTE, 3G, 2G, GPS, GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Battery: 3400mAh, fast charging (9V/2A)
  • Dimensions: 157.9 x 75 x 7.9mm
  • Weight: 156 grams
  • Colour(s): Nebula, Starry Night

The V11 is priced at THB 13,999 ($426 USD), while the V11i is priced at THB 999 ($304 USD). The phones are available for pre-order in Thailand and will go on sale on September 16th. It is expected to launch in India tomorrow.

Update (Sept 6th, 2018)

Vivo has introduced the V11 in India as V11 Pro as expected. The specs are the same, but this comes in Dazzling Gold color variant in addition to Starry Night. Indians will be able to purchase the phone for Rs 25,990 ($390) at online and offline stores in the country starting from September 12th. Pre-orders begin today.

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