Vivo is known for its innovation on smartphones, releasing new products that have impressive features and outstanding camera picture quality that offer the most value for money. The smartphone brand has become a popular choice for many consumers, especially for those people who are on a tight budget. The Chinese firm is continuing that trend with the recent release of its upper mid-range smartphone, the Vivo Z5.

When the Chinese firm first introduced the Vivo Z5 in a recent August press event in China, it initially came only in three colors: the Aurora Illusion, Bamboo Forest Night and Holographic Illusion. Recently, Vivo is adding a new color to the mix: the Phantom Blue variant.

Gizmo China reported the fourth color variant is now available in three configurations, the 6+64GB, the 6+128GB, and the 6+256GB versions. There’s also a fourth version that comes with 8GB of RAM and 128 of internal storage. Prices for this device start at $227 (¥1598) and goes up to $270 ( ¥1898). The new Vivo Z5 Phantom Blue variant is now available for purchase at Tmall.

The mid-range handset Vivo S5 is getting a new color addition, the Phantom Blue variant, and its now available for purchase. Martinsson Serg [CC BY-SA 2.0 (]

According to GSM Arena, the recently-launched Vivo Z5 comes with a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 1080 x 2340 resolution. The display panel also brings an in-display fingerprint reader system for biometric security. The Z5 has a small teardrop notch that houses a 32-megapixel selfie camera, while the back of the device is occupied by 48-megapixel primary, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera system.

The Vivo Z5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 mobile chipset and comes either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and storage options for 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. This upper mid-range phone also includes a dedicated Jovi Assistant button, dual-SIM support, 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, support for reverse charging, Bluetooth technology, and a 4,500mAh battery with 22.5W FlashCharge support. The Vivo Z5 runs on Vivo-developed mobile platform FunTouch OS 9, which is based on Google’s Android 9 Pie mobile operating system.

Founded in 2009, Vivo Communication Technology or Vivo is a Guangdong, China-based smartphone company that designs and manufactures smartphones for the Chinese market. In addition to mobile devices, the company also develops software for its mobile devices.