Vivo V5 launch draws celebrities to MOA

Top five global premium brand Vivo officially launched Vivo V5 Plus perfect selfie phone in a star-studded event on Jan. 21, at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium, drawing local stars and top lifestyle, fashion, and technology bloggers, all excited to try out the much-awaited Vivo flagship phone. 

Largely anticipated because of reported stunning selfie features, the Vivo V5 Plus is equipped with the world’s first dual front camera—a combination of a 20-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel secondary camera, designed to collect depth-of-field information. 

With its dual front camera, the Vivo V5 Plus can create a true ‘bokeh’ effect on the spot, producing photos with sharp face details, but beautifully blurred backgrounds. 

According to Vivo Philippines, the V5 Plus has the most advanced selfie technology to date, with features like the beauty mode 6.0—a built-in, easy-to-use camera option for enhancing skin tone and removing blemishes—and the selfie soft light, which enables users to take high-definition selfies even in poor lighting conditions. 

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Hosted by magic 89.9 DJ Nikko Ramos, the Vivo V5 Plus big reveal was kicked off by Pinoy Boyband Superstar’s Tony Labrusca and James Ryan Cesena, who each entertained the guests with lively music, and then amped up their performance with an energetic song-and-dance number. 

Meanwhile, the talented KZ Tandingan wowed the guests with her soulful performances and even gamely tried out the Vivo V5 Plus by taking a selfie with the Vivo executives onstage. 

Hazel Bascon, Vivo Philippines vice president, expressed her exhilaration in upgrading the selfie experience. “We are excited to bring the ‘selfie’ to the next level. Our latest innovation not only provides high-quality audio, but also as everyone loves—the perfect selfie,” she stated. 

Bascon likewise disclosed that in their desire to improve the quality of their smartphones, Vivo has once more increased the number of its research centers. “In our pursuit of innovation and perfection, we have expanded our research centers to seven. This move is geared towards our objective of giving the best and most unique experience to our consumers.” 

Aside from Bascon, Vivo Philippines executives like trade marketing director Lindsay Guan, CEO Ted Xiong, national sales manager Robert John Decillo, brand director Annie Lim, and Vivo partners graced the affair with their presence. 

The big reveal also reintroduced NBA superstar Stephen Curry as the official endorser and brand ambassador of all Vivo phones, including the Vivo V5 Plus perfect selfie phone. 

Aside from its remarkable dual front camera, also highlighted during the event were the phone’s impressive specifications. 

For inquiries about Vivo V5 Plus, visit the Vivo website at, or check out their Facebook (, Instagram ( and Twitter ( accounts.

Topics: Vivo Philippines , Vivo V5 Plus , SM Mall of Asia Atrium
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