A ring light on a phone? That's crazy, but the Vivo S17 Pro has just done that!

Vivo S17 phone camera module and ring light
(Image credit: Vivo)

Normally the headline feature in a phone announcement is the camera's megapixel count, or perhaps the processor for gaming. Vivo isn't aiming to disappoint on those counts, but is highlighting the ring light.

"Ring light?" you're probably wondering. "On a phone?" It's a fair question. It certainly isn't a fold out one providing the same light as a real ring light, such as those in our best ring light guide.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

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