Vivo V17 Pro Philippines Price is PHP 21,999, Key Specs and Features, Actual Unit Photos

Vivo Mobile Philippines' flagship level Android smartphone for the second half of 2019 has just been officially launched.

The all-new Vivo V17 Pro comes with amazing and useful features that make it an attractive handset for those who currently own an entry-level or aging midrange smartphone and are now thinking about leveling up to a more powerful yet fairly accessible device.

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The formal launch was held at the Grand Ballroom of Shangri-La At The Fort, BGC on the evening of October 9, 2019.

The event was graced by Vivo's new celebrity endorser, Ms. Maine Mendoza, as well as the brand's partner dealers, top technology bloggers, and media personalities.

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The company also set up an experience hub where guests got to play with the Vivo V17 Pro in the flesh and to try out the smartphone's unique six camera set-up.

Vivo V17 Pro Launch Philippines

Prior to the launch, some leading mobile photographers in the Philippines were given Vivo V17 Pro units to snap images with. Their photos were also showcased during the event, proving this fresh release is a very capable cameraphone or point-and-shoot camera substitute.

Vivo V17 Pro Launch Philippines

Now, let's take a closer look at the handset itself.

One of the highlights of the Vivo V17 Pro is its sizable 6.44-inch FullHD+ Super AMOLED display that's truly a joy to behold.

Whether you enjoy watching high-resolution TV series or playing games such as Mobile Legends Bang Bang on your phone, you will definitely find the experience more fun and enjoyable on this near-bezel-less and totally notch-free screen.

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Vivo Mobile was able to totally eliminate the need for a notch on this model by putting a motorized elevating mechanism on the top panel which houses the phone's Dual Front-Facing Camera for selfies and groufies.

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The main selfie cam is a 32 MegaPixel f/2.0 shooter that gives you ultra clear and crisp self-portraits even in sort of challenging lighting conditions. The secondary 8MP snapper, which is the more interesting one in my opinion, features an ultra-wide-angle lens (17mm Full Frame Equivalent) that lets you include all your friends in your selfies or show more of your background.

The secondary front cam is also great for travel vloggers as it they can use it to record FullHD clips that feature them in the frame for narration while showing viewers everything that's around them. Take a look at my sample vlog above, which I recorded using the ultra-wide-angle front shooter of the Vivo V17 Pro. Let me know what you think about it.

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Perhaps the most compelling feature of the Vivo V17 Pro is its stellar Quad or Four Rear Camera module that's made up of the following snappers:

1. 48 MegaPixels, f/1.8 Aperture, 26mm (Standard Wide Angle), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, Phase Detection AutoFocus

- This camera is the most powerful of the bunch in terms of capturing light. Powered by Vivo V17 Pro's Night Mode, you can even use this to take bright and clear images even in challenging lighting conditions.

The main cam is also powered by Vivo V17 Pro's AI software that intelligently figures out what's in front of the lens and adjusts imaging settings instantly to deliver the most visually pleasing image possible.

2. 8 MegaPixels, f/2.2 Aperture, 13mm (Ultra-Wide Angle), 1/4", 1.12µm

- This shooter is great taking landscape or architectural images. You can even use it to take large group shots without taking several steps back.

3. 2 MegaPixels Macro Camera

- Take photos of very small objects such as insects or fine details on a larger subject.

4. 2 MegaPixels, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm, Depth Sensor

- This sensor enables Portrait Mode that lets you add Bokeh Effect or beautiful background blur to highlight your subject further.

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All the six cameras of the Vivo V17 Pro make it a truly versatile cameraphone for both budding and  established mobile photographers. Since this handset is small enough to fit in the pocket, you can rely on it anytime to take stunning images that you can then conveniently share on social media to delight your friends, subscribers, and followers.

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Having powerful internal hardware, the Vivo V17 Pro - I believe - can indeed be considered a flagship-level release through and through.

Under the hood, it runs its Funtouch 9.1 skinned Android 9.0 Pie operating system with a capable, smart, and energy-efficient 11nm Octa Core Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 processor that's AI enabled. This chipset incorporates an Adreno 612 GPU that delivers smooth gaming experience and is complemented by 8GB RAM for seamless multitasking and a large 128GB of internal storage that can even be expanded using the phone's dedicated microSD card slot. No need to sacrifice Dual SIM capability to get more space for your large files.

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If you hate always charging your smartphone in the middle of the day or always carrying a large powerbank in your bag, then you will appreciate Vivo V17 Pro's large 4,100 mAh Li-Po battery that ensures a whole day of uptime with regular use.

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But if you're power user or a heavy gamer who drains the battery pack of his or her handset quicker than everyone else, then you will love Vivo V17 Pro's 9V Dual Engine Fast Charging feature - though its USB Type C port - that greatly cuts down the time it takes to fully charge the phone.

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Available in downright gorgeous Knight Black and Crystal White, Vivo V17 Pro flaunts 2.5 real glass design elements with iridescent gleam that makes heads turn and instantly captures everyone's fancy.

Whether you are in a black-tie event or in a corporate round-table meeting, you won't be shy to take out the Vivo V17 Pro as it is classy and elegant enough to match the occasion or gathering.

To quote Ms. Charisma Buan - Vivo Philippines' Public Relations Lead, "The creation of V17 Pro once again showcases our strong consumer-centric innovation approach. The new V series member brings brilliant camera systems on both the front and back of the smartphone to empower consumers to shoot beyond their imagination. V17 Pro is a masterpiece that we are extremely proud of, as it reinforces our position as a pioneer in bringing best-in-class mobile experiences to the Philippines."

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Vivo V17 Pro is now available for pre-order at all Vivo Concept Stores nationwide as well as through the company's official online stores and consumer website for PHP 21,999. Additionally, Vivo fans who will successfully pre-order their unit through Shopee will get a free JBL Harman Kardon wireless headset.

Considering its smoking-hot looks, its good imaging capabilities, the unique front-facing imaging set-up, and its powerful internal hardware, Vivo V17 Pro - I believe - is well-worth every peso you will spend on it. More about this handset on TechPinas soon -- so please stay tuned!

Learn more about Vivo V17 Pro by watching my exclusive interview with Ms. Charisma Buan - PR Lead of Vivo Mobile Philippines - about this gorgeous and powerful cameraphone.

Vivo V17 Pro Specs
159 x 74.7 x 9.8 mm
201.8 grams
6.44 inches, FullHD+, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 409 ppi, 20:9 ratio
84.3% Screen-To-Body Ratio, Ultra Full View
No Notch
AI Quad Rear Camera Module
48 MegaPixels, f/1.8 Aperture, 26mm (Wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MegaPixels, f/2.2, 13mm (Ultra-Wide), 1/4", 1.12µm
2 MegaPixels, Macro or Close-Up Camera
2 MegaPixels, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm, Depth Sensor
Motorized Elevating or Pop-Up Dual Front Facing Camera
32 MegaPixels, f/2.0
8 MegaPixels, 17mm, Ultra-Wide
Video Recorder:
Back - 4K 30fps, FullHD 1080p 30fps
Front - FullHD 1080p 30fps
Funtouch 9.1 User Interface
Android 9.0 Pie
11nm Octa Core Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 AIE
Adreno 612 GPU
128GB Internal Storage
Dedicated microSD Card Slot, up to 256GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/a
Bluetooth 5.0
Optical In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
9V 2A Dual Engine Fast Charging
Non-Removable 4,100 mAh Li-Po Battery
2.5D Curved Glass Sandwich Design
Knight Black, Crystal White

Vivo V17 Pro Price in the Philippines
Official SRP - PHP 21,999
Official Launch in the Philippines - October 9, 2019
Pre-Order Period - October 10 to 18, 2019

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