After the successful launch of the Vivo V5, V5 Plus, and V5 Lite, the brand kicks off SM Cybermonth with the relaunch of the Vivo V5s Matte Black, the latest addition to its perfect selfie smartphone lineup.

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Member of all-male dance group Hashtags and former Pinoy Big Brother Lucky 7 housemate, and loyal Vivo user McCoy De Leon also entertained fans with his slick dance moves during the event held at SM North EDSA.


The V5s Matte Black sports a cool and minimalist design, and comes with all the features that cater to the selfie generation. It’s equipped with a 20MP front-facing camera for sharp, high quality selfies with every tap of the screen.

The 13MP rear camera is no slouch either, as it can render images of up to 52MP with its ultra-high-definition mode.

To include more people in your groufies, the Vivo V5s also has a Group Selfie mode which involves panning your device from left to right, making sure that everyone’s in the picture. Other advanced features include a selfie softlight when you need illumination in less than ideal conditions, and Face Beauty Mode 6.0, which intelligently applies beauty effects based on your gender.

App clone allows you to login to two different accounts using the same social media app. It currently supports popular chat apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, Line, BBM, Zalo, and Viber.

Being one of the first members of the Vivo Family, McCoy always snaps perfect selfies with his Vivo smartphone and posts them on social media.

“Gusto ko siyempreng makilala at mapasaya ang mga Vivo fans. Masaya rin ako na ibahagi pa sa mas maraming tao kung ano ang Vivo, at kung gaano kaganda ang smartphones ng brand.” – McCoy De Leon

The Vivo V5s Matte Black is available in all SM branches nationwide for an SRP of PhP14,990. For more information, you may visit or the brand’s social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.