Vivo Smartphone Kenya has announced its partnership with online retailer Jumia to exclusively unveil their latest Y-series device, the Vivo Y30. Earlier on the company had promised to be bringing in the device, and we had set our expected price point at KES. 20,000. We were way off-mark as the device will be retailing for KES. 16,999. And yes this is a deal: 17k for 4GB RAM and 128GB storage is a deal.

Being a Jumia exclusive, to get the device one will have to purchase it online. We are not sure how long this exclusivity will last – and whether or not we will be seeing the device listed on other platforms or available offline.

 ‘‘The partnership with JUMIA today cements our commitment to bring our customers a wide range of choices that will see they enjoy the best and premium mobile phones at the most affordable prices. We are aiming to offer more options for smartphones with high-quality standard and comprehensive functionality through JUMIA to fulfil the increasing demand of Kenyan consumers’’ said Mr Arthur Xian, Vivo Kenya CEO.

The Vivo Y30 features a 6.47-inch HD+ LCD Ultra O Screen, 5000 mAh battery, with Vivo’s own funtouchOS 10 skin over Android 10. The full specifications have been shared down below.

The device will be available in two colours – Emerald Black and Moonstone White – and can be purchased from Vivo’s official Jumia Store:

Vivo Y30 now available in Kenya as a Jumia Exclusive

Vivo Y30 Specifications:

PRICERRP. KES. 16,999
Display6.47-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) IPS LCD display
19.5:9 ratio
Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
Main Camera13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Selfie Camera8 MP, (wide)
ChipsetMediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
GPUPowerVR GE8320
Memory4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, eMMC 5.1
(expandable via microSD card)
Operating SystemAndroid 10, Funtouch 10.0
BatteryLi-Po 5000 mAh battery
10W Fast charging
Network and Connectivity2G, 3G, 4G/LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM Radio, Headphone jack
USB Type-C, USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Connectivity2.4G Wi-Fi, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack
Colour optionsDazzle Blue, Moonstone White
SecurityFingerprint (rear-mounted)

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