Vivo’s Kenya subsidiary has silently launched another Y-series phone in the country. It’s not surprising that the phone hasn’t received similar attention like other Y-series phones recently launched in Kenya. That is because the Y1s is an entry-level device.
Vivo Y1s price starts at KES 9,799 on Jumia. So, vivo Y1s doesn’t feature mind-boggling hardware.
Y1s features a 6.22-inch HD+ Halo FullView™ display with an 88.6% screen-to-body ratio which should provide enough real-estate for viewing videos and scrolling through social media. General smartphone design is per with current standards – water-drop notch, 3D body curves, gradient colors, slim bezels on the side, and volume rockers and power button on the side.
The whole package weighs in at 161g and includes 2GB of memory, a 4030mAh battery, 32GB of internal storage, 13MP f/2.2 camera on the rear, and a 5MP f/1.8 camera on the front. Like many other smartphones, vivo Y1s also uses AI camera enhancements.
The phone is powered by MediaTek’s octa-core Helio P35 (MT6765) processor – similar to what runs under the hood of the company’s recently unveiled Y30. But the Y30 has twice the RAM and ample 128GB of internal storage. It does cost more as well (KES 16,999).
If you want to get the Y1s in Kenya, it’s available in Aurora black or blue and the price starts at KES 9,799.
Vivo Y1s Specifications
|Android 10; Funtouch OS_10.5
|MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)
|MicroSD card Slot
|Wi-Fi, BT, micro USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack
|Colors: Aurora Blue, Olive Black
Sensors: ambient light, accelerometer, proximity
|KES 9,799 – Buy on Jumia