The latest midrange smartphone to land in the Kenyan market is the Vivo V29 5G which launched today.
It joins the Vivo V27 5G which was announced early this year as per the company’s two phone launches per year in the V series.
The biggest design change is the switch from colour-changing back.
The new design uses glitter and shimmer glass back.
We have four colours – Starry Purple(Purple Fairy), Majestic Red, Space Black and Himalayan Blue.
The blue and purple versions use glitter that moves in waves when the phone is tilted – it’s a glossy back.
The black and red versions have their shimmer uniformly spread across the matte back.
Besides having a glass curved back and curved screen, the phone has IP68 ingress protection.
Vivo V29 5G has a 3D 6.78-inch curved OLED screen rocking 1.5K resolution(1260x2800px). It is the sharpest screen around with 453 ppi pixel density with 120Hz refresh rate and 1000 nits brightness.
It is HDR10+ certified with support for WideVine L1 DRM.
Snapdragon 778 5G chipset paired with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage powers the Vivo V29 5G. You get up to 8GB of virtual RAM too. Android 13 and FunTouchOS 13 come baked inside. The phone is set to get two years of major OS updates and three years of security updates.
The phone has a 50MP main camera with OIS, an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP depth camera. We also have a 50MP front-facing camera.
The Aura Light feature comes with Smart Color Temperature Adjustment that brightens faces when taking lowlight portrait shots.
Video recording is capped at 4K 30fps for the main cameras and 1080p for the front camera.
Besides the regular camera modes, the V29 comes with the newly introduced Astro Mode and Super Moon Mode.
Vivo V29 has a 4600mAh battery that supports 80W wired charging. 40 minutes will juice it up from empty to 92%.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Vivo V29 5G goes for Ksh 64,999 available on Vivo’s official retail stores countrywide and partner e-commerce sites.
Vivo V29 5G has a 2-year warranty period and 100-day free screen replacement.