Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:39

vivo makes second foray into Australia with two 4G mid-market models

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The vivo Y70 Oxygen Blue model. The vivo Y70 Oxygen Blue model. Supplied

Chinese smartphone vendor vivo has launched another two smartphones in Australia, with the Y20s and Y70 smartphone being part of its next gen Y Series.

The company introduced its first phone to the market in August, venturing out with the $999 X50 Pro that offered 5G technology.

The Y20s and the Y70 are both aimed at the 4G market and offer decent specs at very reasonable prices, with the former retailing for $299 and the latter for $449.

“We are thrilled to share the next gen Y Series with Aussies, especially with such accessible price points – we want everyone to experience the latest in technology, and we hope this new series delivers just that.” said vivo Australia managing director Fred Liu.

“The Y20s introduces an all-new side touch fingerprint scanner, so Aussies can unlock and access features quickly without fault, while, the Y70 comes equipped with ultra-fast 33W FlashCharge – something never before seen in a vivo smartphone at this price point.

"The series also introduces new camera technology, with both devices equipped with AI Triple cameras. Even further, the Y70 offers 4K video recording – once again elevating the series to offer more.

“These are just a few of the many innovations the Y Series introduces to help deliver affordable experiences without giving up the luxury features we know Aussies have come to love.”

Y20s Obsidian Black Stack

The Y20s Obsidian Black model. Supplied

The Y20s has a big battery (5000mAh) and is built atop a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC. It has 4GB of memory and 128GB of storage.

Unlike many other models in the same price bracket, it has both facial recognition and a fingerprint scanner which is side-mounted.

The device has an AI triple camera with portrait mode (13MP + 2MP + 2MP) plus an 8MP front camera and comes in two colours: Obsidian Black and Nebula Blue.

It will be sold in-store and online by JB Hi-Fi, Big W, Officeworks, Mobileciti and Amazon.

The Y70 is a more upmarket model and has a Snapdragon 665 SoC, 128GB of storage and 8GB of memory.

It is much lighter than many other phones, weighing in at 171 grammes. The 6.44-inch 1080P AMOLED Halo Display has a screen-to-body ratio of 90.12%.

The Ultra Game Mode has a new Esports Mode with AI Turbo Boost, which is claimed to bring intensity to everyday game action. It is built with customised audio effects and stereo sound.

The Y70 has a 4100mAh battery with ultra-fast 33W FlashCharge, a feature which is new to vivo smartphones at this price point.

It has an AI Triple Camera (48MP + 2MP + 2MP) and a 16MP front camera.

Both models have vivo's customised version of Android which is called Funtouch OS; these devices have Funtouch OS 11 which is based on Android 10.

The Y70 is available in Gravity Black and Oxygen Blue and will be sold in-store and online by JB Hi-Fi, Big W, Officeworks, Mobileciti and Amazon.

vivo is one of three well-known brands owned by B.B.K. Electronics, the others being OPPO and OnePlus.

vivo Y70 Gravity Black Stack

The Y70 Gravity Black model. Supplied

Y70 specs

BASIC

CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 665

RAM & ROM 8GB+128GB

Battery 4100mAh (TYP)

Fast Charging 33W (11V/3A)

Colour Gravity Black and Oxygen Blue

Operating System Funtouch OS 11 (Based on Android 10)

BODY

Dimensions 161.00×74.08×7.83mm

Weight 171g

Material Plastic

DISPLAY

Screen 6.44-inch

Resolution 2400×1080 (FHD+)

Type AMOLED

Touchscreen Capacitive multi-touch

NETWORK

Network UK/FR/DE/IT/ES/PL/AU/TR

2G GSM B2/3/5/8

3G WCDMA B1/2/5/8

4G FDD_LTE B1/2/3/5/7/8/20/28

4G TDD_LTE B38/40/41(120M)

CA 1A+3A

Card Slot 2 Nano SIM + 1 Micro SD

Standby Mode Dual SIM and Dual Standby

CAMERA

Camera Front 16 MP FF / Rear 48MP AF + 2MP AF (macro) + 2MP FF (bokeh)

Aperture Front: f/2.0 (main)

Rear f/1.8 + f/2.4 (macro) + f/2.4 (bokeh)"

Flash Rear flash

Scene Modes Front: Portrait, Photo, Video, Night, AR Stickers, Pano, Live Photo

Rear: Portrait, Photo, Video, Night, AR Stickers, Pano, Live Photo, Pro, Slo-mo, AI 48 MP, DOC

MEDIA

Hi-Fi Chipset N/A

Audio Playback WAV, AAC, MP3, MP2, MIDI, Vorbis, APE, FLAC

Video Playback MP4, 3GPP, AVI, WMV, RMVB, MKV, FLV

Video Recording MP4

Voice Recording Supported

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi 2.4GHz, 5GHz

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0

USB Type-C

GPS Supported

OTG Supported

NFC Supported

FM Supported

LOCATION

Location GPS, Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS

SENSORS

Accelerometer Supported

Ambient Light Sensor Supported

Proximity Sensor Supported

E-compass Supported

Fingerprint In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

Gyroscope Gyroscope (Entity)

 

Y20s specs

BASIC

Processor SDM460

RAM 4GB

Storage 128GB/64GB(TR)

Battery 5000mAh (TYP)

Colour Obsidian Black and Nebula Blue

Operating System Funtouch OS 11

BODY

Dimensions 164.41×76.32×8.41mm

Weight 192.3g

Fast Charging 18W/10W(TR)

Material Plastic

DISPLAY

Screen 6.51-inch

Resolution 1600*720(HD+)

Type IPS

Touchscreen Capacitive multi-touch

NETWORK

2G GSM B2/3/5/8

3G WCDMA B1/2/4/5/8

CDMA /

4G FDD-LTE B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/ 20/28

4G TDD-LTE B38/40/41

Card Slot 2 Nano SIM + 1 Micro SD

Standby Mode Dual SIM and Dual Standby

CAMERA

Front 8MP / Rear 13MP+2MP+2MP

Aperture Front f/1.8 (8MP), Rear f/2.2 (13MP) + f/2.4 (2MP)+ f/2.4 (2MP)

Flash Rear flash

Scene Modes Portrait, Photo, Video, Panorama, Live Photo, Slo-mo, Time-Lapse, Professional

MEDIA

Hi-Fi Chipset N/A

Audio Playback WAV, MP3, MP2, AMR-NB, MIDI, Vorbis, APE, FLAC

Video Playback MP4, 3GP, AVI, TS, MKV, FLV

Video Recording MP4

Voice Recording Supported

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi 2.4GHz/5GHz

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0

USB Micro USB (USB 2.0)

GPS Supported

OTG Supported

NFC Only in PL

FM Supported

LOCATION

Location GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, Galileo

SENSORS

Accelerometer Supported

Ambient Light Sensor Supported

Proximity Sensor Supported

E-compass Supported

Fingerprint Supported

Gyroscope Virtual


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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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