McCoy de Leon joins Stephen Curry as new phone endorser

McCoy de Leon was overwhelmed when he was chosen by VIVO Philippines to be their first Filipino influencer, largely because it put him on level with NBA superstar Stephen Curry, the company’s newest brand ambassador.

McCoy, together with his co-influencer Verniece Enciso, went up on stage to take a ‘groufie’ with hosts Shamcey Supsup-Lee and Will Devaughn using VIVO’s latest smartphone with upgraded features, the #VivoV5. Vivo’s new flagship smartphone takes the #PerfectSelfie with a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 front camera and a soft light that helps illuminate the subject in dark conditions.

 When we talked to him at Vivo’s Grand Launch at the Grand Ballroom of the Solaire Hotel & Casino, McCoy mentioned that he was humbled by the experience.  

“Yung tamang term na mararamdaman ko talaga 'humbled', kasi sobrang daming blessings, kailangan talaga hindi dapat ipasok sa ulo,” he said. 

Meanwhile, Vivo Philippines product manager Mark Cuevas explained the improved features of the V5, a device that’s perfect for millennials who are into music and taking selfies. The Vivo V5 comes in crown gold and rose gold colors for a classy look and a 5.5-inch 1280x720 HD display that’s perfect for viewing media of all types.

The V5 also features a front-facing fast fingerprint scanner capable of unlocking the smartphone 0.2 seconds. Its 3,000 mAh built-in battery will keep you in the game for those extra minutes you need.

 Multitasking people will also love its Smart Split 2.0 feature, which allows users to view two apps side-by-side. It also has an Eye Protection Mode which filters blue light from the screen to protect the user’s eyesight.

Mark didn’t only excite the gadget lovers with the Vivo V5, the first phone in the world with a ‘perfect selfie’ camera lens; he also revealed that VIVO is set to release the V5 Plus, which adds a 1920x1080 display and two front cameras.

 The Vivo V5 will be available in Vivo concept stores and major retailers nationwide for only P12,990. Vivo lovers can also pre-order the latest smartphone from major retailers as early as today, November 28, to receive exclusive freebies including Vivo speakers (limited availability), a Vivo selfie stick and a clip-on mobile ring light.