Recently, Vivo announced a new Z series of smartphone, with the Vivo Z1 coming as the first smartphone under the new budget series from the China-based company. Now, the smartphone is available for purchase in China for a price of 1598 Yuan, which roughly converts to $249.
While the smartphone carries a price tag of 1,798 Yuan (approximately $282), the company is currently offering a discount of 200 Yuan, making the phone’s effective price 1,598 Yuan. It is available in three color options – Black, Blue, and Red.
The Vivo Z1 comes with a 6.26-inch Full-Screen display with a screen resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio and a trendy notch on top. Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 660 AIE processor — the same chipset that is found inside company’s flagship Vivo X21 and X21 UD.
The Snapdragon 660 is manufactured using the 14nm design process and has Kryo 260 architecture, with octa-core CPU with clock speed of 2.2GHz, coupled with Adreno 512 graphics processor. The phone packs 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There’s also a microSD card slot, which enables users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity up to 256GB.
On the optics front, the smartphone comes with a dual camera setup on the back, consisting of a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. The camera sensors are stacked vertically in the top-left corner. On the front side, there’s a 24-megapixel ultra-high pixel shooter with AI beauty technology, AI background blur, AR cute shooting, among other features.
As for the connectivity options, the device comes with Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS. While there’s a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, it also comes with a Face Unlock feature which can detect up to 1024 feature dimensions of the face.
The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box with the company’s own TouchOS 4.0 custom user interface on top. It also comes with Jovi AI Assistant that can actively understand the user’s habits and provide the user with the most suitable solution. The device is fuelled by a 3,260mAh non-removable battery.