Vivo had launched the Snapdragon 660 chipset powered Vivo Z1 smartphone in the previous month. Its base model was introduced with a price tag of 1,798 Yuan (~$276). Within a month of making it available for buying in the home country, the Chinese manufacturer has slashed its price by 200 Yuan (~$30).
With the new price cut of 200 Yuan (~$30), the Z1’s cost has been reduced to 1,598 Yuan (~$245). It is yet to be confirmed whether the newly introduced discount on the smartphone is temporary or permanent.
The Vivo Z1 that has a glass rear features a 6.28-inch IPS LCD screen that supports an aspect ratio of 19:9 as it produces FHD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. The 14nm Snapdragon 660 chipset that is equipped with a 2.2 GHz octa-core processor powers the phone.
The Z1 comes in three models such as 64 GB storage + 4 GB RAM, 64 storage + 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage + 6 GB RAM. The handset also features a microSD card slot. It is loaded with FunTouch OS 4.0 flavored Android 8.1 Oreo.
The backside of the Vivo Z1 houses a vertical dual camera setup that includes 13-megapixel primary sensor and 2-megapixl secondary sensor. For snapping selfies, it has a camera of 24-megapixel. The handset receives power from 3,260mAh battery.
A fingerprint scanner is available on the rear panel of the Vivo Z1. It also carries support for face unlock. The handset can be availed in color choices like Black, Red and Blue.
The price cut is only available on the base model of the Vivo Z1. The other variants such as 64 GB storage + 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage + 6 GB RAM are available with their usual pricing of 1,898 Yuan (~$292) and 2198 Yuan (~$338).