Vivo's new V15 Pro is a mixed bag of mostly good tricks

CNET | 2/20/2019 | Aloysius Low
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The V15 Pro comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chip, 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage.

In a bold move, Vivo's introducing its newest flagship, the Vivo V15 Pro just hours before Samsung will officially unveil its highly anticipated Galaxy S10. Based in China, Vivo is hoping to one-up the Korean giant, and from where I stand, there's a chance it'll actually do it, maybe not in sales, but in terms of making a more covetable phone with some standout features.

Clad - Shimmery - Chassis - V15 - Pro

Clad in a shimmery blue chassis, the V15 Pro is a looker. I liked it from the get-go, and not just because of its crazy specs, which include a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera, and triple rear cameras, one of which is a massive 48 megapixels.

And that's not all, despite its status as more of a midrange device, the phone includes a in-screen fingerprint scanner. However it houses only a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chip as its CPU.

Snapdragon - V15 - Pro - Power - Games

While it's no Snapdragon 845 or 855, the V15 Pro has more than enough power to keep your games running smoothly, such as Asphalt 8 or Marvel Strike Force. Further, the 3,700mAh battery packed enough juice to keep things chugging through the whole day. It also has fast charging, so you can recharge it quickly when the battery's dry.

It will go on sale in India first, as well as other markets in Asia -- we'll update this with pricing when it is announced. Don't expect this to be available in US, UK or Australia anytime soon though. Vivo's pushing to get larger market share in India, currently the second-largest smartphone market in the world, and the V15 Pro looks like it has what it takes.

Course - Head-scratcher - Bells - Whistles

Of course if this all sounds good, well, here's the head-scratcher. It comes with all the bells and whistles that you'd find...
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