Vivo has confirmed the existence of the V27 series, though it kept the timing of the launch vague. The phones will be available in India soon and will be sold through Flipkart, which already has a landing page (which can also be seen on vivo.com).
The announcement comes with a couple of images showing the upcoming phones. Last time around, only the V25 Pro had a curved display, the vanilla V25 and the V25e had flat displays. This year we think that both the V27 and V27 Pro will go curved.
The V27 Pro and vivo V27e recently showed up on the Google Play Console, which revealed that both have displays with 1,080 2,400px resolution (size unknown). The Pro model will use a Dimensity 8200, the e-phone will get a Helio G99. The vanilla model, vivo V27, also leaked, it showed up on Geekbench with an unknown MediaTek chipset (the Mali-G610 MC4 GPU suggests something between the Dimensity 1050 and 8000, which have 3 and 6 GPU cores, respectively).
The triple camera with a ring LED light looks quite different from the V25 setup. It does look exactly like another vivo series, more on that in a bit. First, check out this short teaser clip published by vivo India:
A spotlight has the power to turn any ordinary moment into an occasion that completely, and deservingly, belongs to you.— vivo India (@Vivo_India) February 13, 2023
Presenting you the all-new new #vivoV27Series, thoughtfully designed to put you in the spotlight.
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The image confirms our suspicions that the vivo V27 series will be related to the S16 phones that launched in China at the end of 2022. The S16 16 also features the Dimensity 8200, but the other models use different chipsets (all of them 5G). Here are some pictures of the vivo S16 and S16 Pro (yes, both have curved displays):
As for when the V27 might go official, vivo has scheduled the Y100 launch for February 16 (Thursday), but we doubt it will be a shared event. An earlier leak only said that the launch will be some time this month (well, the V27 and V27 Pro will launch in February, the V27e will allegedly arrive later).