vivo brings two new phones to the Kenyan market starting at KES 34,000

V23 5G and V23e

vivo has officially announced two new premium phones for the Kenyan market. These are the:

The headliner features of the vivo V23 5G are the cameras, the design and the performance. We will cover these in our upcoming review.

Pricing and Availability:

The vivo V23 5G will cost you KES 59,999. Preorders are now open at vivo branded shops. Benefits of preordering are you get free set of headphones or bluetooth speakers. The phone goes on sale from 28th February 2022.

The vivo V23e on the other hand will be available as from March 14th with a set price of KES 33,999. We will have a follow up article announcing its availability once that’s confirmed by vivo.

vivo brings two new phones to the Kenyan market starting at KES 34,000

V23 5G:

The V23 5G is designed to deliver a unique look and feel with diverse appeal to suit multiple styles, all within a 7.39mm ultra-slim body and one-piece metal flat frame that creates the perfect fit in the hand.

The design is complemented by Fluorite AG to provide a super fine and textured feel that is soft to touch yet resistant to fingerprints. The sleek look is enhanced by the color-changing surface to reflect diverse and expressive individuals in appearance and mood, from warm comforting hues to cool, sharp tones.

vivo brings two new phones to the Kenyan market starting at KES 34,000

The phone features hardware upgrades to deliver industry-leading performance across all usage scenarios. The company says the phone delivers flagship level performance via the MediaTek Dimensity 920 processor, allowing Vivo to continue its track record of delivering a premium experience, fast app startup and installation speeds, plus dual-mode 5G standby.

Gamers can enjoy super smooth performance with a 90Hz refresh rate display, extended RAM 2.0, a Liquid Cooling System and Ultra Game Mode for optimal gameplay. The phone also features 44W FlashCharge support that can power up the 4200mAh battery quickly and efficiently.


This phone keeps most of the features of its bigger sibling with changes in processor, battery size and pricing. Everything else including fast charging, display, and main cameras remain the same.

Instead of the 6nm Dimensity 920, the V23e employs the Helio G96 processor. Instead of a 4200mAh battery, it uses a 4050mAh battery. And instead of a KES 59,999 price tag, it costs KES 33,999.

Comments from vivo:

vivo brings two new phones to the Kenyan market starting at KES 34,000

“At vivo, we strive to create the ultimate mobile experience combining innovation, cutting-edge capabilities and style for people who seek daring new ways to express their individuality. The V23 5G delivers exceptional camera capabilities in various aspects for stunning quality selfies and portrait shots, while wrapped in a lightweight, elegant design that is fashionable yet diverse in appeal with its unique color-changing surface,” said James Irungu Brand and Communications Manager vivo Kenya.

Unboxing video:


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vivo V23 5G Specifications and Price in Kenya

Display6.44 inches AMOLED
90Hz, HDR10+, 
1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio 
Schott Xensation Up
Rear CameraTriple:
64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Front CameraDual Selfie:
50 MP, f/2.0, (wide), AF
8 MP, f/2.3, 105˚ (ultrawide)
ChipsetMediaTek Dimensity 920 5G (6 nm)
GPUMali-G68 MC4
Storage128/256GB Storage
Operating SystemAndroid 12, Funtouch 12
BatteryLi-Po 4200 mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 44W, 1-68% in 30 min
Network2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.2 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
USB Type-C, USB On-The-Go
SecurityOptical Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner
Colour optionsSunshine Gold, Stardust Black
Color changing back panel when exposed to sunlight

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