Maine Mendoza 'shoots beyond limits' with new smartphone


Posted at Oct 28 2019 04:42 PM | Updated as of Oct 28 2019 04:44 PM

(Center, L-R) Vivo Philippines CEO Ted Xiong and Vivo brand ambassador Maine Mendoza lead other brand officials and ambassadors in celebrating the launch of the flagship V17 Pro.

As 2019 nears its end, the mobile landscape is fortunate to welcome a new addition to its line of exceptional mid-range smartphones, care of global tech brand Vivo.

With the release of the V17 Pro, the latest flagship product under the V series, Vivo continues to offer solutions over the pain points of Filipino mobile users.

"We are excited to finally unveil the Vivo V17 Pro. From enabling Filipinos to level up to expectations through our innovative technology, our latest flagship mid-range in the V series now enables Filipinos to shoot beyond limits," said Charisma Buan, Vivo Philippines Public Relations Lead.

During the launch at the Shangri-La at the Fort in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, actress Maine Mendoza was also named as Vivo's latest brand ambassador.

Packed with charm, humor, and talent, it comes improbable that the Philippines' Dubsmash Queen used to struggle with low self-esteem, and a pessimistic outlook. Ever since Mendoza's rise to stardom, the actress has openly confessed that all the unwarranted bashing she gets online, which undermine her efforts and belittle her achievements, are crucial additions to this challenge.

Fortunately though, Mendoza realized later on that even if others insist she's yet to prove anything, she has already proven a lot to herself. And in every sense of that statement, earning pride for one's accomplishments will always be more than enough for her.

It was in 2015 when Mendoza started gaining traction from critics, bagging recognitions left and right. While she admitted that it has been a tough ride, the star was able to overcome adversities that challenged her career. This explains why smartphone brand Vivo chose Mendoza to be the face of the V17 Pro, as both share the definition of what it is to go beyond limits.

Aside from the TV darling's long list of accolades in the world of hosting, acting, and modelling, Mendoza also dabbles in the field of cuisine, obtaining a bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde.

Exhibiting the same diverse qualities, the Vivo V17 Pro also embodies a list of remarkable features. One of its highlights is the smartphone's six cameras that allow more creative options for the user to experiment with on photography technique outside the box.

The smartphone is powered by a 4,100mAh battery with dual-engine fast charging, and runs on Funtouch OS 9.1. It also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675AIE 2.0Ghz octa-core processor, and is supported with a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

The V17 Pro's 2400x1800 FHD+Ultra FullView Super AMOLED display is ideal for streaming and enhanced gaming. It is also equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Renowned photographer Xander Angeles uses the V17 Pro’s dual elevating selfie camera to take a groufie shot with fellow Vivo brand ambassadors, including phenomenal star Maine Mendoza.

Available at a retail price of P21,999, the flagship product comes in two-colored variants: the Knight Black and the Crystal White.

Exciting freebies also await smartphone enthusiasts who will pre-order on Shopee, or in Vivo stores nationwide, from Oct 10-18, 2019. The product will be officially released on Oct 19, 2019. For more information, visit Vivo’s official website at

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