Vivo smartphone brand has expanded its Y-series portfolio with the launch of the new vivo Y19 as it seeks to increase its footprint in the Kenyan market.

The new device, inspired and powered by the youth, premiers a 5000mAh battery, a Halo FullView™ Display, an AI Triple Rear Camera setup, premium design and enhanced features that guarantee high performance, and superb photography.

The launch of the new device is also set to increase quality smartphone penetration, fast-tracking vivo’s vision to drive affordability inclusion in the country.

‘As a leading smartphone brand, we are keen on strengthening the connection with our customers and partners to meet the increasing demand of quality devices and better user experience in this market. We are aiming to offer more options of devices with high-quality standard and comprehensive functionality at an affordable price to fulfill this demand.’ Said Mr. Arthur Xian, CEO vivo Kenya.

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­­The Vivo Y19 joins the Y- series which includes the Y12, Y15 and Y17 currently retailing in stores countrywide – all seeking to empower young users with powerful features that meet with their needs and lifestyle.

‘The Y Series is made for the youth. We are bringing our latest innovations to many younger consumers through our fashionable Y Series smartphones,’ he added.

­Vivo Y19 features a 6.53-inch FHD + Halo display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, up to 90.3% screen-to-body ratio, dewdrop notch design and has 3D curved edge gradient design at the back panel. Under the hood, it is powered with an Octa-core Mediatek’s Helio P65 (MT6768) processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable via microSD card. The phone also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

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On the camera front, Vivo Y19 is equipped with a triple rear camera setup with 16-megapixels as a primary sensor with f/1.78, an 8-megapixel wide-angle snapper with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, it employs a 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0, AI Face Beauty mode. The phone also carries support for face unlock.

The phone comes packed with a 5000mAh non-removable battery with support for 18W dual-engine fast charging. The phone also supports reverse charging and runs on Android 9.0 based on Funtouch OS 9.2. Connectivity features include VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, FM radio and micro USB port 2.0. The phone measures 162.15 × 76.47 × 8.89mm and weighs 193.0 grams.

The device will be available countrywide in two variant colors – Magnetic Black and Spring White at 26,999 Ksh  

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