The vivo V29 Pro, part of the V29 family, is here. The vivo V29 Pro stands above the vanilla vivo V29 with an additional camera and a faster chipset. This is also an upgrade over the V27 Pro from earlier this year.
Camera of the vivo V29 Pro
The biggest feature of this device that neither of its siblings has and any other vivo phone has ever had, is the 12MP portrait camera. It has a 2x zoom lens that can focus on subjects at 0.5m to 2m away (1.6-6.5ft). The Sony IMX663 sensor has “all-pixel dual-core” autofocus, which helps it in the dark.
The main camera sensor is the same as that of the V29 and V27 Pro, a 50MP IMX766 sensor (1/1.56)” behind an f/1.9 lens with OIS. The ultrawide camera sensor is also the same, though an 8MP module. There used to be a 2MP depth sensor here as well, but the Pro skips that in favor of the portrait camera.
Smart Aura Light
The Smart Aura Light is still on board, a ring-shaped LED flash (15.6mm in diameter) that is 36% brighter than the previous generation. This flash adjusts its color temperature according to ambient light.
There is an impressive selfie camera on board, a 50MP module with a fairly wide 92° lens with autofocus. And not just autofocus, but Eye AF that ensures your face is always in focus.
Chipset and Charging
Coming on the next update, if we compare the Pro to the regular V29, this is the Dimensity 8200 chipset that brings higher performance than the Snapdragon 778G (especially in the GPU department). If we are comparing to the V27 Pro instead which also uses the D8200 Chip then the upgrade is to the charging – the same 4,600 mAh battery is now topped at 80W (up from 66W on the V27 Pro). The V29 also does 80W.
On the front, the Vivo V29 Pro has a 6.78″ curved AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1,260 x 2,800px. It runs at a refresh rate of 120Hz and can offer an instantaneous touch sampling rate of 1,000Hz. It peaks at 1,300 nits with high-frequency PWM dimming (with 16,000 brightness levels). This is a 10-bit display with 100% DCI-P3 coverage and HDR10+ certification, in terms of image quality.
Design of the vivo V29 Pro
The Pro is fairly slender at 7.46mm. The front glass curves at 55°, leaving only 2.4mm of the frame on the side. The rear panel is also made up of glass.
Vivo introduced the V29 Pro in two colors. The first one is Himalayan Blue which uses nano-scale magnetic particles that add glitter to the light blue paint and evoke the cloudy mountainscapes of the Himalayas. The other option is fairly standard Space Black.
Price of the vivo V29 Pro
The phone will be available soon in two variants: one with 8GB RAM for $480 and one with 12GB RAM for $515, both having the same 256GB storage capacity. The phone has dual SIM slots but no microSD slot.
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