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Vivo unveils V15 with MediaTek Helio P70, still with pop-up camera

A downgrade from the Pro model

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After launching the V15 Pro in India, Vivo now has a non-Pro variant of the phone which is simply called the V15. The phone was announced in multiple Asian countries including Cambodia, Malaysia, and Thailand. As expected, the Vivo V15 is a cheaper variant of the V15 Pro.

Vivo has to cut corners to make the V15 more affordable. Instead of a Snapdragon chipset found on the V15 Pro, the regular V15 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P70 and memory is down to 6GB. The phone has 128GB of storage with support for expansion via microSD card.


Furthermore, the display has to be swapped from AMOLED to an LCD panel (the latter is indeed cheaper), but it’s slightly larger at 6.53 inches. Since the phone got bigger, Vivo has space to put in a better battery — 4000mAh to be exact. It chargers through the phone’s micro-USB port, which is undeniably a big disappointment.

At least, the V15 still has a notch-free display because the front camera is housed in a motorized pop-up module. It keeps the 32-megapixel sensor for taking selfies, although the main rear camera is now just a 12-megapixel shooter. The good news is the secondary 8-megapixel wide-angle lens and 5-megapixel depth sensor are present.

Vivo had to ditch the in-display fingerprint scanner as well, and it’s replaced with a rear-mounted reader. The overall design of the V15 is not much different from the V15 Pro, too.

The Vivo V15 will come in Topaz Blue and Glamour Red. It’s priced at THB 10,999 in Thailand or roughly US$ 345. Pricing in Cambodia or Malaysia has yet to be announced. Additionally, we’re expecting the Vivo V15 (or the V15 Pro) to be available in more markets in Asia in the coming weeks.

SEE ALSO: Vivo V15 Pro is a midrange phone trying to redefine mobile photography

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Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition unveiled

There are Moschino cases, too!

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This is not a drill.

With Honor’s announcement of their Honor 20 series came a fashion collaboration that definitely excites me. The Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition was just announced and I just love how extra it is.


The phone itself has the worlds “This is not a Moschino phone” stamped on the back in true Moschino fashion. Of course, there’s a matching wallpaper that says, what else: “This is not a Moschino wallpaper.”

There are also cases that follow that design lead…

My favorite, a case that features similar bold text for that Moschino flair and straps that you can even hook to your bag.

Though all designs are fresh, the partnership isn’t surprising. Moschino’s Jeremy Scott is known for collaboration, not to mention, Honor also teamed up with the Italian fashion brand for the Honor View 20’s design.

No details on pricing and availability for this particular version of the Honor 20 Pro is out yet but one thing’s for sure: I’m loving the fashion x tech partnership and I’m definitely hoping for more!

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Honor 20 Lite offers triple rear cameras for lower price

The more affordable ones

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Honor 20 Lite | Image credit: Honor

Apart from the main Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro models, there’s another Honor 20 phone: the Honor 20 Lite. As the successor to the Honor 10 Lite, the new budget-friendly Honor 20 variant is meant to be in the lower tier.

The Honor 20 Lite has a 6.21-inch Dewdrop FullView display with a Dynamic prism-shaped gradient color body. It mimics the look of its more premium siblings, but for less cost.


As a midrange-specced Honor phone, it’s powered by the widely used (within the Honor and Huawei family) Kirin 710 processor paired with 4GB of memory and 128GB of internal storage. Unsurprisingly, it runs Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out of the box.

Honor 20 Lite | Image credit: Honor

Camera-wise, it has three rear AI cameras: a main 24-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In front, there’s a 32-megapixel selfie camera inside the display’s notch.

The phone’s 3400mAh battery is respectable, but it doesn’t support SuperCharge and it charges through a micro-USB port. For comparison, the P30 Lite from Huawei already has a reversible USB-C. Additionally, the phone’s fingerprint reader is located on its back.

The Lite model is already available in stores in Europe for EUR 299 or around US$ 335 when converted.

SEE ALSO: Honor 20 Pro goes official with four rear cameras and 30x digital zoom

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Honor 20 Pro ties with OnePlus 7 Pro on DxOMark

Even beats the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

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Honor has never been one to make noise on DxOMark’s camera performance charts, but the company finally felt that it’s time to set a high bar for all flagship smartphones to follow.

The Honor 20 Pro, which is the brand’s latest and best smartphone to date, earned a score tof 111 on DxOMark’s mobile ranking. That’s right below the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, plus it ties with the recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro.


It’s a major statement to say the least, and puts the Honor 20 Pro on the map as one of the best pocket shooters in the market.

When you check out its specs sheet, you wouldn’t be too surprised by the high score. The Honor 20 Pro has a 48-megapixel main camera with a bright f/1.4 aperture, 16-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, 8-megapixel telephoto unit, and a 2-megapixel macro option. Indeed, that’s as much variety as a smartphone can get.

In addition, the chipset that processes the P30 Pro’s images — the Kirin 980 — does the same work for the Honor 20 Pro’s photos. The broken-down scores of 117 for photos and 97 for videos simply prove that this Honor flagship is every bit as capable as its parent company’s best.

With a starting price of EUR 599, this is quite a deal for the camera performance you get out of it. You can learn more about the Honor 20 Pro in our unboxing and hands-on video:

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