Vivo V17 spotted online with a notched display and diamond-shaped quad rear cameras

Faisal Rasool

From the looks of it, Vivo is fully embracing its diamond-shaped camera module design, now that another Vivo offering will be sporting it. We first saw the diamond-style quad-camera setup with the upcoming Vivo S5, the V17 will be debuting with a similar rear-lens housing by the end of this month. And courtesy of Hi-tech Mail – a popular Russian publication, we already have gotten a look at live shots and early renders for this device.

According to a reputable Indian source, Vivo V17 Pro hasn’t been received well as evident by the poor sales. And because the Pro variant didn’t do particularly well, Vivo will be pulling the plug on it in India and discontinuing its sales, in hopes of replacing it with the upcoming Vivo V17 (confusing branding, we know). Coming back to the image leaks by Hi-tech Mail, you’re looking at a tear-drop notch, a near-bezel-free display, and an integrated fingerprint reader sitting under that display.

The design on the back is oddly similar to the Vivo S5 with its slightly protruding, shiny quad-camera setup housed inside a rounded diamond-shape. The design choice seemingly looks better on the S5 by a wide margin, unlike on the V17, where it feels out-of-place and a little strange. The back panel offers a glossy white multi-hued finish but we expect it to arrive with more color options at a pocket-friendly Vivo Price tag. Also unlike the S5, the V17 features a sandwiched-glass design.

As for the optics package, Vivo V17 will offer a 48-megapixel primary unit but the Russian publication doesn’t share further details. Under the hood, the phone will rock up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of onboard storage. This hardware will draw power from a 4,500 mAh battery but we have yet to hear about its fast-charging capabilities.

Vivo is readying to launch this device before November ends and the Russian and Indian markets might be the first where this mid-tier offering lands. We don't know yet if the handset will ever reach the Pakistani market but the speculations suggest that the phone will be retailing for $350 which roughly comes to 55,000 PKR.