Vivo is one of the latest smartphone brands to officially start operations in Kenya. Vivo is Oppo’s sister company but the two brands operate individually with the latter having had a presence locally for a few years now.
When Vivo started operations in Kenya, it had a handful of devices including the Vivo V17 Pro that I loved when I reviewed it towards the end of 2019. Some of the other devices the company has in the country include the Y12, Y15, Y90 and Y17 available for Ksh 14,999, Ksh 19,999, Ksh 10,999 and Ksh 24,999 respectively.
The Vivo Y19 is joining the company’s portfolio of devices available in the country. Its price is still unknown but should be a little bit higher than the Y17, probably around Ksh 30,000. At this price, the device will be competing with some devices from Oppo and some good mid-range smartphones from Huawei and Samsung.
The one unique selling point of the Vivo Y19 is its 5,000 mAh battery. This should last most people an entire day even with heavy usage. Besides the big battery, the Y19 also has an AI triple camera setup at the back and a Dual – Engine Fast Charging technology.
The Vivo Y19 launch date in Kenya is still unknown but that should be very soon. I will update you when I get that information.
Below are some key specifications of the Vivo Y19.
Display: 6.53-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution
Processor: MediaTek Helio P65
GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
RAM: 8 GB
Storage: 128 GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card up to 256 GB
Cameras: Triple: 16MP + 8MP + 2MP rear cameras, 16 MP front-facing camera
SIM: dual SIM
Battery: 5,000mAh battery
Android: Android 9 Pie with Funtouch 9.2