The local smartphone market in Kenya is a rather vibrant one. Of course, we have big players like Apple and Samsung but for the most part, the underdogs reign supreme.
According to the latest data from Statcounter, Transsion’s TECNO and Infinix collectively account for up to 33% of the Kenyan smartphone. Other players like Oppo aren’t doing badly either.
In recent times, we’ve seen Oppo’s sister company, Vivo, making inroads into the Kenyan market with devices like the V19 and the V19 Pro.
Today, Vivo Kenya is seeking to further boost its presence in the market with yet another compelling device, the vivo Y20.
vivo Y20 is part of the brand’s youth-oriented Y-series. Devices in the series sport visually appealing (and somewhat flashy) designs, a modest Android experience, decent battery life, and an attractive price tag.
The vivo Y20 stays true to these traits as evident in the following spec-sheet.
|Vivo Y20 Specs|
|Rear Camera||13MP + 2MP + 2MP|
|OS||Android 10 with FuntouchOS 10|
|Price in Kenya||KSh 13,999|
The 4GB + 64GB RAM storage combo is more than enough for anyone looking for a smooth smartphone experience even in 2020.
Under the hood of this device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 with the Adreno 610 GPU. The Snapdragon 460 is based on the 10nm process and has received massive acclaim owing to how much of an upgrade it is over its predecessor.
This means that, while the Vivo Y20 doesn’t come with a 700-series or even a 600-series Snapdragon chip, it doesn’t sacrifice on performance. Side note: this is the second device to spot this chip after the Realme C17.
Considering how affordable the vivo Y20 is, the camera configurations are quite impressive. The device sports a triple camera configuration on the rear: a 13MP main sensor, 2MP macro camera, and another 2MP depth sensor.
Up-front, there’s a single 8MP selfie shooter housed in a dew-drop notch on the device’s 6.51-inch display. This is a 720p panel and initial reviews report that it is a pretty decent panel.
Powering this device is a massive 5,000mAh battery. Couple this with a power-sipping 720p panel, a processor that isn’t power-hungry, and you have yourself a winner in terms of battery endurance.
Vivo Y20 Pricing and Availability in Kenya
The Vivo Y20 is now available in Kenya at a recommended retail price of Ksh 13,999.
The device should be available from all Vivo stores countrywide and on e-commerce sites such as Jumia Kenya.