Vivo added a new smartphone to its Y series in home country China. Called Vivo Y79, the smartphone is essentially a variant of the V7+ which was recently launched in India. It carries a price tag of 2,498 Yuan (approximately Rs 24,500) and available in color choices of black, rose gold, matte black, and champagne gold.
The Vivo Y79 joins the list of smartphones with a FullView display and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The second talking point of the smartphone is that it features a 24-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture and a dedicated Moonlight flash. Vivo Y79 is available for pre-orders starting today on Vivo Mall, Vivo’s Official Stores on TMall and JD.com. Offline availability will begin from November 11. It is unclear as to when the phone will debut in the Indian market.
Vivo Y79 specifications, features
Akin to the Vivo V7+, the Y79 also features a metal unibody design with narrow bezels on the front and slightly curved edges. The fingerprint sensor is placed at the back. It packs a 5.99-inch HD+ (1440X720p) FullView Display. Under the hood, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC is clocked at 2.0GHz and paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. ALSO READ: After Samsung, Vivo announces one-time screen replacement offer in India
For optics, in addition to the selfie-focused camera, there’s a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture. On the software front, the Vivo Y79 runs Android 7.1 Nougat with FunTouch OS layered above. Vivo Y79 is fueled by a 3,325mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and dual SIM support.
In comparison, the Vivo V7+ (priced at Rs 21,990) is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core 64-bit SoC with its 24-megapixel front camera capable of taking Bokeh shots. Although the Y79 also features the same camera specifications, it is not clear if Bokeh capability has been added to the device. The battery capacity of the two phones also varies slightly. The V7+ is fueled by a 3,225mAh battery while the V79 has a wee bit more power. RELATED: Vivo V7+ Review: Fighting the wide-screen fight