Vivo Y20s officially launched in Kenya; to retail at KES. 21,000

Vivo Kenya has today announced the introduction of the Vivo Y20s to the Kenyan market. The new Y20s that retails for KES. 20,999 countrywide, comes with a huge 5000mAh battery, supports 18W FlashCharge Technology, features what Vivo describes as high-end specs, plus has a Side Mounted Fingerprint Scanner.

The display is 6.51-inches with a 1600 x 720 resolution. The phone also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor with 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage for a what the company calls a power-packed performance. In the cameras department, the Y20s has a triple setup including a 13 MP (wide lens) + 2 MP (macro lens) + 2 MP (depth sensor). Vivo has included a wide range of features including Face Beauty, Portrait Light Effects and Filters to capture sharper images. The selfie camera is an 8MP sensor.

Compare this device’s specifications to those of the normal Vivo Y20 that costs KES. 14,000.

This launch comes after the brand was ranked fifth in the global smartphone market in 2020 by the International Data Corporation (IDC) with a market share of 8.6 percent and shipments exceeding 110 million devices.  Within the year, Vivo was one of the three smartphone brands to maintain an increase in shipments despite the overall downturn experienced.

Vivo says it seeks to leverage on this global success to take on the Kenyan market by unveiling sophisticated yet affordable devices for consumers. 

“Vivo’s success in the global market can be attributed to its persistent efforts to understand and tap into specific consumer behaviours. In line with its ambitions to continue its growth trajectory, vivo works relentlessly to develop stylish and dynamic products that cater to diverse consumer segments around the world. This is a reason we have the Y20s in Kenya,’’ said Mr. James Irungu, vivo Smartphone Kenya Brand and Communications Manager.

The device will be available from today in two variant colors, Obsidian Black and Purist Blue.

Vivo Y20s Specifications: 

Display6.51 inches IPS LCD
720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio
Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
Main CameraTriple:
13 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Selfie Camera8 MP, (wide)
ChipsetQualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460 (11 nm)
GPUAdreno 610
Memory4GB RAM, 
128GB internal storage, eMMC 5.1
(expandable via microSD card)
Operating SystemAndroid 10, Funtouch 10.5
BatteryLi-Po 5000 mAh battery
18W Fast charging
Network and Connectivity2G, 3G, 4G/LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
FM Radio, Headphone jack
Micro-USB On-The-Go
Colour optionsObsidian Black and Purist Blue
SecurityFingerprint (side-mounted)

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