vivo to Launch Two New Devices in South Africa

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vivo Mobile has announced that it will be extending its offering in South Africa with the introduction of two new handsets. The Y12 and Y30, both evolutions in the Y-series will enter ahead of 5G towards the end of 2020.

vivo CEO, Jeff Cao says that the company plans to sit rank the top tier segment of cell phone brands in the country within the next three years. “vivo plans to provide South African consumers with a user experience beyond expectations through technology and innovative, trendsetting products,” adds Cao.

Here’s a closer look at vivo’s new devices:

vivo Y12

The vivo Y12 is available in Aqua Blue or Burgundy Red and requires just one hand to work as it’s specifically designed for gesture controls. It sports an AI Super-Wide-Angle Camera on the back while the front is fitted with an 8MP selfie camera.


Like the other devices in the Y-series, the Y12 features an industry-leading 5,000mAh battery, supported by intelligent power-saving technologies to further extend battery life. The octa-core processor with a 12nm design and clock speeds of up to 2.0GHz means that users can install all the apps they need and can choose between two variants to ensure the smartphone runs smoothly: 3GB + 64GB or 4GB + 32GB.

vivo Y30

The Y30 is ready in Dazzle Blue or Moonlight White colours and is a stylish and sophisticated device. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. Plus, the vivo Y30 supports face unlock.

Like the other devices in the Y-series this device also boasts a 5000mAh non-removable battery and a 10W fast charging option to keep up with a fast-paced lifestyle.

8GB of RAM and an octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) processor allows for excellent storage and a device that will run smoothly – it runs Funtouch OS based on Android 10 and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage.

The rear features a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture; a second 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture; a third 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a fourth 2 MP camera with an f/2.4 aperture. It also comes with Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection and Touch to focus. The front camera also sports an 8 MP camera.

Edited by Jenna Delport
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