Vivo set to Launch its First 5G Phone in Kenya, Vivo V23 5G

vivo V23 5G to Launch

2022 is off to the races and as expected, the first smartphone season is upon us. For the uninitiated, we tend to see many of the popular entry and mid-range OEMs in our local markets announce their devices early in the year.

Already, we have seen Transsion unveiling their Zero 5G flagship smartphone, its first-ever device to support the new 5G network technology that is slowly but steadily rolling out across the globe. Not to be left behind, Vivo is set to introduce its first 5G device in Kenya as well.

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The Vivo V23 5G is set to officially be available in the Kenyan smartphone market over the next few weeks but, what does this first 5G device from Vivo to be available locally have to offer other than the 5G buzzword? Well, here’s the spec sheet.

Vivo V23 Specifications

Vivo V23 5G Full Specifications 
General
BrandVivo
ModelV23 5G
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typeGlass
Dimensions (mm)157.20 x 72.42 x 7.39
Weight (g)179
Battery capacity (mAh)4200 mAh
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
ColoursStardust Black, Sunshine Gold
Display
Screen size (inches)6.44
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080x2400 pixels
Hardware
Processor makeMediaTek Dimensity 920
RAM8GB
Internal storage128GB
Camera
Rear camera64-megapixel (f/1.89) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
No. of Rear Cameras3
Rear autofocusYes
Front camera50-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8-megapixel (f/2.28)
No. of Front Cameras2
Software
Operating systemAndroid 12
SkinFuntouch OS 12
Connectivity
Wi-FiYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.20
USB OTGYes
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
5GYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
Sensors
In-Display Fingerprint SensorYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes

 The MediaTek Dimensity 920 processor is the star of the show here as it enables the device to support 5G, a buzzword in the industry today, a trend that is set to continue this year.

In the camera department, the device comes with a triple array with a 64MP night camera, an 8MP super wide-angle camera, and a 2MP super macro camera. This is said to support Super Night Mode which should, at least in theory, deliver unmatched performance in the dark.  

Selfie lovers are sorted courtesy of a 50MP AF Portrait Selfie feature and 8MP super-wide-angle front camera which should be able to record at up to 4K resolution, something YouTubers and Vloggers will appreciate.

In a statement sent out to press on the upcoming launch, Mr. James Irungu, Brand and Communications Manager had this to say.

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‘The V23 5G seeks to deliver exceptional camera capabilities in various aspects for stunning quality selfies and portrait shots, while wrapped in a lightweight. At Vivo, we strive to create the ultimate mobile experience combining innovation, cutting-edge capabilities and style for people who seek daring new ways to express their individuality.’

Vivo V23 5G Pricing and Availability in Kenya

Vivo Kenya is hard at work, trying to get this in place for the launch of the Vivo V23 5G in Kenya on 21st February 2022. Should they maintain the same pricing they’re using for other markets, the device should retail at around KES 45,000 ($420).

We shall continue to keep an eye on this and update with new development as and when we get it so stay tuned to Dignited.

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