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Vivo Y19 is now official in Kenya, packs a 5000mAh battery and Triple Rear Cameras

Little known technology company Vivo has unveiled its budget smartphone – the Vivo Y19 in Kenya, the smartphone comes with an impressive triple camera setup and an enormous 5000mAh battery pack that many will find rewarding. Android budget segment has lately experienced a cut throat competition with the like of Xiaomi an OPPO taking a center stage as the high-league is left for the Galaxies and iPhones. The Y series portfolio from the phone maker has of late expanded tremendously and the addition of the Vivo Y19 will see its grip in Kenya become tighter.

The Vivo Y19 was inspired by the youth and premiers a 5000mAh battery, a Halo FullView™ Display, an AI Triple Rear Camera setup and a somewhat decent design that will surely appeal to many in the category. The tech giant promises high performance, and superb photography from the handset.

With the introduction of Vivo Y19 here in Kenya, we expect consumer to have a wider choice of available devices while increasing penetration of quality devices in the country – one of vivo’s vision to drive affordability inclusion in the country.

‘As a leading smartphone brand, we are keen on strengthening connection with our customers and partners to meet the increasing demand of quality devices and better user experience in this market. We are aiming to offer more options of devices with high quality standard and comprehensive functionality at an affordable price to fulfill this demand.’ Said Mr. Arthur Xian, CEO vivo Kenya.

The Vivo Y19 joins the Y- series which include the Y12, Y15 and Y17 currently retailing in stores country wide – all seeking to empower young users with powerful features that meet with their needs and lifestyle. ‘The Y Series is made for the youth. We are bringing our latest innovations to many younger consumers through our fashionable Y Series smartphones,’ he added

Vivo Y19 specifications;

The Vivo Y19 specs and Design

The Vivo Y19 packs an impressive 6.53-inch FHD + Halo display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, this adds up to 90.3% of screen-to-body ratio and embraces a dewdrop notch design that utilizes almost the entire front.

It design features a 3D curved edge gradient design at the back panel while under the hood is an Octa-core Mediatek’s Helio P65 (MT6768) processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Notably, users can expand the internal storage further via a microSD card. The phone also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.


Vivo Y19 is equipped with a triple rear camera setup with 16-megapixels as a primary sensor with f/1.78, an 8-megapixel wide-angle snapper with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, it employs a 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0, AI Face Beauty mode. The phone also carries support for face unlock.

The phone comes packed with a 5000mAh non-removable battery with support for 18W dual-engine fast charging. The phone also supports reverse charging and runs on Android 9.0 based on Funtouch OS 9.2. Connectivity features include VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, FM radio and micro USB port 2.0. The phone measures 162.15 × 76.47 × 8.89mm and weighs 193.0 grams.

Availability and price in Kenya

The device will be available country wide in two variant colors – Magnetic Black and Spring White at KES 26,999 

 Vivo Y19 Full Specifications 

  • OS: Funtouch OS 9.2 (Based on Android 9.0)
  • Screen: 6.53inch 2340×1080 FHD+ Display screen
  • Camera: front 16MP/ Rear 16MP+8MP+2MP
  • Battery: 5000mAh + dual engine fast charging (9v 2A)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM


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