Vivo V30 series will be launching very soon and will be the company’s latest midrange series for this year and will succeed the V29 series from late last year. The Vivo V29 was and still is an impressive camera smartphone and it’ll be interesting to see how its newest sibling will perform.
For design, we expect Vivo to maintain the same glass look – both front and back with IP68 ingress protection. Other design features include dual microphones, dual nano-sim card slots, a bottom-facing speaker, face unlock and an under-display fingerprint reader.
The screen measurements will probably be the same but now with increased brightness peaking at 2800 nits compared to the 1300 nits of the V29.
This will be the same curved 6.78-inch 10-bit AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support.
It will ship out of the box running Android 14 and FunTouch OS 14. It is worth noting that the Vivo V29 also got the Android 14 upgrade in early December of last year – it is currently running the January Security patch.
We expect it will get two years of major OS updates and three years of security updates. As seen with the V29 software upgrades, we expect the same timely updates as well on the V30.
The processor gets upgraded from the Snapdragon 778 5G to the newer Snapdragon 7 Gen 3.
It will come with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. You get up to 8GB of virtual RAM too.
Cameras stay the same as the V30 will sport a triple rear setup and a punch-hole selfie camera. It will come with a 50 MP main camera with OIS, an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP depth camera. We also have a 50 MP front-facing camera.
It will also have an Aura Light feature that brightens faces when taking lowlight portrait shots. Smart Color Temperature Adjustment from the V29 will be present as well and it works by detecting the surroundings when the Aura Light is enabled which is a nice addition and the pictures are appealing.
Video recording is capped at 4K 30fps for both the main cameras and the front camera for selfie videos.
Vivo V30 has a 4600mAh battery that supports 80W wired charging. 18 minutes tossed in the charger will get the phone from empty to 47%. 40 minutes will juice it up from empty to 92%.
Vivo V30 5G will go for around Ksh 64,999 and be available on Vivo’s official retail stores countrywide and partner e-commerce sites.
Vivo V30 5G will come with a 2-year warranty period and 100-day free screen replacement.
Vivo V30 5G Specifications and Price in Kenya
|1260 x 2800 pixels (~435 ppi density)
20:9 aspect ratio, HDR 10+, 120hz
|Schott Xensation Up
|Android 14; FuntouchOS 14
|Snapdragon 7 Gen 3
|256GB UFS 3.1
|50 MP, f/1.9, (wide) PDAF, OIS
8 MP ultrawide
4K 30fps and 1080p 30fps
|50 MP, f/2.5, (wide), AF
|Li-Ion | 80W fast charging
|Space Black, Himalayan Blue, Purple Fairy, Majestic Red
|indisplay fingerprint reader, USB Type C, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE