vivo entered the Kenyan market very many months ago. The company has been releasing a bunch of very good smartphones, and the latest entrant is the V19, which talked about a couple of weeks ago.
vivo Kenya then announced that customers who wanted to snag the device could pre-order, and the session lasted for three weeks.
Today, the V19 goes on sale officially. It is one of the few devices with a dual punch-hole selfie camera, meaning you have two selfie snappers for a variety of shots.
It also starts at KES 41000, making it a direct competitor to two or more devices that we can think of at the moment.
About that dual selfie camera, it is a 32 MP sensor that is complemented by an 8 MP wide-angle lens. This comes in handy when you want to include as many people as you want in a selfie, and there aren’t many phones around that can do that. There are multiple scenarios where this setup is key including vlogging.
Right on the back are other four cameras: 48 MP main, 8 MP wide-angle, a 2 MP for portrait shots, and another 2 MP for macro shots.
Powering the handheld is Snapdragon 712, 8 GB of RAM and a healthy 128 GB of internal storage.
Other perks include very fast charging at 33W, meaning you can juice the smartphone from dead to 54% in 30 minutes.
The rest of the specs are here:
vivo V19 Specifications and Price in Kenya
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels (~409 ppi density)
20:9 aspect ratio, 800 nits brightness, HDR 10
|Platform||Operating System||Android 10; Funtouch 10|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 712|
|CPU||Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)|
|Internal||128GB/256GB UFS 2.1|
|Camera||Main||48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
video: 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 30 and 60fps
|Front||32 MP, f/2.1, 23mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm
8 MP, f/2.3, 17mm (ultrawide)
video 1080p at 30fps
|Type||Li-Ion | 33W fast charging(0% -54% in 30 minutes)|
|Colors||Piano Black/Gleam Black, Mystic Silver/Sleek Silver|
|Features||indisplay fingerprint reader, USB Type C, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE|