Vivo, the fifth largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, officially unveiled the V17 Pro smartphone in the Kenyan Market last week. Vivo has been operating in Kenya for a few months now and we told you about its Y series devices targeting the youth that it announced back in September.
The company held its first event last week to not only announce the availability of the V17 Pro in Kenya but to also officially unveiled its brand of smartphones in the country. Vivo is Oppo’s sister company and the two have very similar devices and I am glad to see it launch in Kenya. I am not Oppo’s biggest fan and would love to see them challenged by Vivo for the market segment they are after.
Competition in the smartphone market is always a good thing as this means that the consumers end up getting different options to choose from and hopefully value for their money.
Speaking at their offices vivo Kenya CEO, Mr. Arthur Xian said “The creation of V17 Pro once again showcases our strong consumer-centric innovation approach. The new V series member brings brilliant camera systems on both the front and back of the smartphone to empower consumers to redefine their photography experience.”
The President for the vivo Middle East and Africa Region, Mr. Jet Xu said “V17 Pro is a masterpiece that we are extremely proud of, as it reinforces our position as a pioneer in bringing best-in-class mobile experiences to the Kenyan Market” He added.
Below are some of the key specifications of the Vivo V17 Pro
Display: 6.44-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
GPU: Adreno 612
RAM: 8 GB
Storage: 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card up to 182GB
Cameras: Quad: 48MP + 8MP + 16MP + 2MP + QVGA rear camera, 32 MP and 8MP motorised front-facing camera
SIM: dual SIM
Battery: 4100mAh battery
Android: Android 9 Pie; Funtouch OS 9.1
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