Vivo's OnePlus Nord 2 competitor is here with 'color change' design, dual selfie cameras
Vivo-owned smartphone maker Vivo announced on January 5 two new mid-range Android phones with color-changing design and "unparalleled selfie camera capabilities." The new Vivo V23 and V23 Pro phones have an ultra-slim 3D curved screen with a velvet-like exterior surface using Fluorite AG technology that changes its color under direct light.
The Vivo V23 Pro sports a 6.56-inch AMOLED display with FHD + resolution, HDR10 + compliance, and a 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 1200 chip, which also powers some of the best Android phones in the flagship value segment.
The phone has a three-lens camera system on the back, with a 108MP main camera. The high-resolution sensor is paired with an 8MP “super wide-angle” lens and a 2MP macro lens. For selfies, the phone comes equipped with a dual-camera setting featuring a 50MP AF sensor and an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens with 105-degree field of view. The V23 Pro also packs a 4,300mAh battery with a 44W wire charge.
The vanilla V23 has a 6.44-inch FHD + AMOLED display with the same 90Hz refresh rate as the Pro model. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 920 chipset, along with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
The triple camera setup on the back of the V23 includes a 64MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro lens. While it supports 44W wireless charging distances equivalent to the V23 Pro, the battery is slightly less capable at 4,200mAh. Both phones run Funtouch OS 12 out of the box, which is based on Android 12.
The Vivo V23 5G was priced at ₹ 29,990 (around $ 400) for the 8GB / 128GB version and ₹ 34,990 (around $ 470) for the 12GB / 256GB version. The Vivo V23 Pro 5G, on the other hand, is priced at ₹ 38,990 (around $ 520) for the 8GB / 128GB version and ₹ 43,990 (around $ 590) for the 12GB / 256GB version.