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Vivo Z1 Pro launched in India with 32MP in-display selfie camera and Snapdragon 712 SoC at 14,990 INR starting price

With smartphone gaming gaining traction in India, vendors like ASUS and Xiaomi have already gone on to launch their gaming-centric phones in the country. But those devices cater to slightly pricier segment leaving the low mid-range segment in want. Vivo, however, aims at changing that situation with the Vivo Z1 Pro.

The Chinese manufacturer today launched the Vivo Z1 Pro in the Indian market, which is also the first Z series smartphone to be outed in the country. The new smartphone is essentially a variant of the Vivo Z5x that was launched in China in May this year.

The Vivo Z1 Pro is billed as the official smartphone for PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019. The phone is packed with Snapdragon 712 SoC, which is also for the first time in India for any device. Besides, the Vivo Z1 Pro comes with a triple-rear-camera setup, hole-punch cutout for the 32MP selfie camera, and a long lasting 5,000mAh battery as some of its highlighting aspects.

The Vivo Z1 Pro will be available at Flipkart and Vivo.com starting July 11. The smartphone comes in three variants. It is priced at INR14,990 for the base 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant and INR16,990 for 6GB RAM+64GB storage variant while the top-end 6GB RAM+128GB storage model is set for INR17,990.

The smartphone will be available in three paint jobs: Sonic Black, Sonic Blue, and Mirror Black.

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Talking about the specifications, the Vivo Z1 Pro sports a 6.53-inch IPS LCD full HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and hole-punch camera cutout. It draws power from a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 octa-core 2.3GHz SoC clubbed with Adreno 616 GPU, up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB internal storage that is also expandable via microSD card.

In terms of optics, the back of the smartphone is strapped with a triple-rear-camera setup consisting of a 16MP primary sensor, an 8MP super wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, Vivo Z1 Pro packs a 32MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture lying inside the punch-hole cutout which the company terms it as “in-display” selfie camera.

Ticking the entire things there is a mammoth 5,000mah battery inside, supported by 18W fast charging as well as OTG reverse charging. On the software side of things, it runs Android 9.0 Pie with FuntouchOS 9 laid on top that ensures a seamless transition to dark mode.

Amongst other things, the Vivo Z1 Pro comes with dedicate AI button, Widevine L1 certification as well as Multi-Turbo with ART ++ technology coupled with Ultra Game mode for smooth gaming experience and faster uploading of apps.

Considering the price and the specs, the Vivo Z1 Pro will be up against the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy M40, Motorola One Vision, etc. in the Indian market.

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