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Vivo teases a 32MP pop-up selfie camera on upcoming V15 phone

Now you'll be able to crop out your ex with plenty of pixels to spare.

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You may not have heard of Vivo, but like its Chinese phone-making rivals  Xiaomi and Oppo, it's using flashy designs and features to compete in the increasingly crowded phone market ruled by Samsung's Galaxy phones and Apple's iPhones . Vivo has previously brought us a model with two displays and 10GB RAM and more recently a really cool 5G concept with no ports, seams or bezels.

The company initially launched a pop-up selfie cam on its Vivo Nex, but offers a clever take on the new 32-megapixel version it's using for its upcoming V15 and V15 Pro models, slated for announcement on Feb. 20, just ahead of Mobile World Congress .

We filled up the screen with more screen. And up top? A 32MP Elevating Front Camera. #VivoV15 #ComingUp

Posted by Vivo on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

In a marketing clip, we see the Vivo screen filling up with water, ostensibly causing the front camera to rise. It will likely operate in a more prosaic fashion on the real phone, but it's a nice effect.

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Watch this: Vivo Nex is bezel-less with a popup camera

The Vivo Nex is poppin'

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