After launching Vivo Z1 smartphone in its new Z-series of mid-range smartphones, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has now launched a new device — Vivo Z1i, which is a cheaper variant of the Vivo Z1. This is the same smartphone that recently surfaced online, revealing its specs.
The Vivo Z1i will be available for purchase in China from July 7th in two color options — Black and Gold. The smartphone is priced at 1,898 Yuan, which roughly converts to $285 and is currently available for pre-order through Vivo Online Store.
In terms of specifications, the smartphone features a 6.26-inch Full HD+ IPS display with 2280 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. In line with the current trend, the phone also comes with a notch on top of the display, which houses the front-facing camera and other sensors.
Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor with Adreno 509 GPU. This is the same chipset that powers other mid-range smartphones such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1, among others.
The Vivo Z1i packs 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Even though it has 128GB onboard storage, the device has a microSD card slot, which enables users to further expand the storage capacity up to 256GB.
Coming to the optics, the smartphone sports a dual camera setup on the back side, with sensors stacked vertically and the module placed in the top-left corner, along with an LED flash. The back camera module consists of a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. On the front side, there’s a 16MP snapper for taking selfies and video calling.
There is also a fingerprint sensor placed on the back panel for added security. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, and GPS. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with the FunTouch OS 4.0 on top. The device drives power from a 3,260mAh battery, which seems sufficient to last full day on moderate usage.