Vivo has announced the V23 and V23 Pro, the latest phones in the company’s mainstream V series that sell a ton in India and other Asian countries. The new feature is the Sunshine Gold model’s ‘color-changing’ exterior that shifts colors completely when exposed to sunlight.
Vivo says the material took two years to research and develop; if you leave it in the sun for about thirty seconds, the phone will turn blue-green before gradually returning to the original gold.The display’s notch houses two selfie cameras, a 50-megapixel central unit, and an 8-megapixel ultrawide on both phones.The selfie camera system also supports eye-based autofocus.
The V23 will sell for $400 for a model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, or ~$470 for 12GB/256GB. The V23 Pro costs $520 for 8GB/128GB and $590 for 12GB/256GB. The phones are also launching in countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand, and will come to other markets in APAC, the Middle East, and Europe “over the next few months.