Vivo smartphone brand has expanded its Y-series portfolio with the launch of the new Vivo Y19 as it seeks to increase its footprint in the Kenyan market.
The device will be available countrywide in two variant colours – Magnetic Black and Spring White at 26,999 Ksh
The new device, inspired and powered by the youth, premiers a 5000mAh battery, a Halo FullView™ Display, an AI Triple Rear Camera setup, premium design and enhanced features that guarantee high performance, and superb photography.
“As a leading smartphone brand, we are keen on strengthening the connection with our customers and partners to meet the increasing demand for quality devices and better user experience in this market. We are aiming to offer more options for devices with high-quality standard and comprehensive functionality at an affordable price to fulfil this demand,” said Mr Arthur Xian, CEO Vivo Kenya.
Vivo Y19 joins the Y- series which include the Y12, Y15 and Y17 currently retailing in stores countrywide.
All devices seek to empower young users with powerful features that meet with their needs and lifestyle.
Vivo Y19 Features
Vivo Y19 features a 6.53-inch FHD + Halo display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, up to 90.3% screen-to-body ratio.
The device also has dewdrop notch design and has a 3D curved edge gradient design at the back panel.
Under the hood, it is powered with an Octa-core Mediatek’s Helio P65 (MT6768) processor.
It also has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable via microSD card.
The phone also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Vivo Y19 is equipped with a triple rear camera setup with 16-megapixels as a primary sensor on the camera front.
It also has f/1.78, an 8-megapixel wide-angle snapper with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
On the front, it employs a 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0, AI Face Beauty mode.
The phone also carries support for face unlock.
It comes packed with a 5000mAh non-removable battery with support for 18W dual-engine fast charging.
The phone also supports reverse charging and runs on Android 9.0 based on Funtouch OS 9.2.
Connectivity features include VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, FM radio and micro USB port 2.0.
The phone measures 162.15 × 76.47 × 8.89mm and weighs 193.0 grams.
Vivo Y19 Full Specifications
Vivo currently owns and operates an extensive network of research operations, with R&D centres in San Diego, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Beijing, Hangzhou and Taipei.
These centres focus on the development of cutting-edge consumer technologies including 5G, AI, mobile photography and next-generation smartphone design.
Vivo has also set up 5 production bases around the world across China, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
It has over three hundred million users enjoying its mobile products and services around the world.
Vivo features offline retail stores in over 1,000 cities worldwide.