Vivo has today launched a new smartphone in its home country China — Vivo Y79. Apparently, this is the re-branded model of Vivo V7+ with processor being the only difference in terms of specs.
The smartphone comes with a 6-inch full-screen HD “FullView” display with screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels, and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The display covers around 84.4 percent area on the font panel. The bezels surrounding the display are thin at the sides, and highly reduced at the top and bottom edges.
Powering the handset is Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, clocked at 2.0GHz. It is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for expanding storage up to 256GB.
There is a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture and a dual LED flash on the back, placed at the top left region. It is capable of capturing of 64-megapiel Ultra HD photos with topnotch clarity. There is also a fingerprint sensor at the back for added security measures.
On the front, the Vivo Y79 comes with a 24-megapixel Moonlight selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1/2.78-inch sensor. The LED flash alongside the front camera module provides ‘Moonlight Glow’ soft selfie light in locations with dim lighting.
The front camera can capture optimized selfies as it comes with Face Beauty 7.0 that studies the features of face and captures the details. There is also a Portrait Mode which can blur the background by focusing fully on the subject.
Along with the fingerprint sensor, there is a Face Wake feature — a new biometric feature that can be used to unlock the device by scanning the face. The smartphone is fueled by a 3,225mAh battery.
It runs on the company’s own FunTouch OS, based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. The company says that the phone has a unique ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode for gaming which prevents interreption of calls, messages, etc. when a user is playing games.
The Vivo Y79 has been priced at 2,498 Yuan and will be available in four color options — Black, Rose Gold, Matte Black and Champagne Gold.
Pre-orders for the smartphone have started at Vivo Mall, Vivo’s Official Stores on TMall and JD.com. The smartphone will be available from November 11th.