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.
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.
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:
“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.
vivo V23 5G Specifications and Price in Kenya
|PRICE||RRP KES 59,999|
|Display||6.44 inches AMOLED|
1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
Schott Xensation Up
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 Camera||Dual Selfie:|
50 MP, f/2.0, (wide), AF
8 MP, f/2.3, 105˚ (ultrawide)
|Chipset||MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G (6 nm)|
|Operating System||Android 12, Funtouch 12|
|Battery||Li-Po 4200 mAh, non-removable|
Fast charging 44W, 1-68% in 30 min
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G, 5G|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
Bluetooth 5.2 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC
USB Type-C, USB On-The-Go
|Security||Optical Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner|
|Colour options||Sunshine Gold, Stardust Black|
Color changing back panel when exposed to sunlight