The Vivo V7+ 24MP Selfie Camera - A Lie That People Will Buy?


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UPDATE: 12TH SEPTEMBER 2017 :
QUALCOMM HAVE NOW UPDATED THEIR OFFICIAL PAGE FOR THE SNAPDRAGON 450 CHIPSET WHICH NOW SAYS THE 450 IS INDEED CAPABLE OF 24MP CAMERAS. IT SEEMS LIKE VIVO USED AN ENHANCED VERSION OF THE CHIPSET EVEN BEFORE QUALCOMM OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED IT. WHATEVER BE THE CASE, WE’RE STILL WAITING FOR VIVO TO REVEAL THE ACTUAL SENSOR MODEL NUMBER SO THAT WE CAN CONFIRM THAT THE V7+ SHOOTS ACTUAL 24MP PICTURES VIA THE FRONT CAMERA.

Okay, so Vivo recently launched this new smartphone called the V7+ with a gorgeous bezel-less display and a 24MP front camera (at least according to them) for crystal clear selfies and groufies. Let alone their over-aggressive advertisements, they've actually started to manipulate customers into buying their phones, by marketing the term 'selfie' over and over again. And as the title says, the front camera on the newly launched V7+ is an example of it.

No, we aren't just going to write a thousand-word article stating what's wrong with Vivo or why we don't like the brand. We are here only to raise the curtains off their latest probable lie. A huge shoutout to the guys over at StoriesIO who went ahead to uncover the false marketing that Vivo has been doing for the V7+. 

So, why do we say it's a lie? 
Well, the Vivo V7+ comes powered by the Snapdragon 450 CPU, which is the newest addition to Qualcomm's budget line of smartphone processors. According to the official press-release of the Snapdragon 450,

The Snapdragon 450 is the first in the 400-tier to support real-time Bokeh (Live Bokeh) effects. It is also designed to improve on previous generations by including support for enhanced dual camera at 13+13MP, or single camera support up to 21MP; hybrid autofocus; and 1080p video capture and playback at up to 60fps, enabling slow motion capture.

Not just that, if you head over to Qualcomm's official web page for the processor, it clearly states that the 450 is only capable of either a 13+13MP dual camera setup or a 21MP single camera setup. So, either the processor in the V7+ is a superior model (which we find highly unlikely), or, you guessed it, Vivo is lying.

But wait, they might've done some alterations with the firmware/processor to implement that 24MP camera?
Let us repeat that again, it is theoretically impossible for the Snapdragon 450 processor to run a 24MP camera, but still, the guys tried to check the camera specifications with the help of some apps, and, you guessed it again, it wasn't 24MP. The apps showed the front camera to be of 19.7MP. More details of the camera unit shall be published soon.
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V7+ FRONT CAMERA (Click to enlarge)
Why is Vivo doing this?
Because people are responding to their advertisements. People are buying their phones based on the specs they market. It's working for them. We see a lot of Vivo smartphones around us, and that's all due to their (false) advertising skills. But the question here is, is there a need for this? According to us, NO. A 21MP selfie camera is still mighty and can already capture a lot of pixels, they why do you need to fake it for a bit extra? Maybe to gain that extra attention.?

We understand, that the unit might be a 21MP sensor, and the software might be upscaling the pictures to 24MP, but making claims of it taking 24MP shots is lame. There also are rumors that the V7+ uses a newer model of the processor which can support 24MP cameras, but unless Qualcomm officially releases a press note on the same, Vivo shall be on the crosshairs.This just puts Chinese OEMs in a bad light. This shouldn't happen. 
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Vivo V7 Plus' Retail Box (Courtesy- GizmoTimes on YouTube)
We're yet to receive an official response from Vivo on this issue, and we're hoping that they would come up with a clarification soon. We'll update this article as and when we receive more information. In the meanwhile, check out the related Reddit thread, do help people who are about to buy this phone by sharing this article and yes, don't fall for everything the brands say. Do leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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