Last year, Vivo launched a rather interesting solution to notches in its Vivo NEX S: a pop-up front facing camera. It was certainly a neat idea, especially if you hate notches in any form, because it means no cutouts on your nice edge-to-edge display. For as novel as the idea is, it’s one that hasn’t really caught on in the world of smartphone design, as many manufacturers seem to be gravitating toward hole-punch cutouts on the display for their selfie cameras.
Not Vivo, though, which today announced that the upcoming Vivo V15 Pro will once again have a pop up front facing camera. The company also revealed that the camera will be getting a significant upgrade over the one found in the NEX S, as the sensor will clock in at 32 megapixels.
The camera on the NEX S was merely an 8 MP one, and while that may not be outright terrible, our review of the phone found that the camera didn’t really deliver in terms of photo quality. We did think that the slide out mechanism worked well and had some clever implementation, so maybe now that it’s getting a more capable camera to go along with it, it’ll be more than just a novelty.
We don’t know much else about the Vivo V15 Pro yet, but it won’t be long before we find out more. Vivo said on Twitter today that it will reveal the phone during an event on February 20, a few days before MWC 2019 is scheduled to kick off in Barcelona.
Those of you who have been following mobile news lately know that Vivo will be competing with Samsung for attention that day. February 20 is the same day that Samsung is hosting its next Unpacked event, which is where we expect to learn about the Galaxy S10 lineup and possibly the company’s foldable smartphone. February 20 should be a big day for smartphone announcements, and of course, we’ll be covering all of them right here at SlashGear.