Vivo smartphone has officially unveiled the Y20s with a 5000mAh battery and 18w FlashCharge technology in the Kenyan market. The device adds some fireworks to an already popular Y-series lineup, banking on a long-lasting battery with FlashCharge technology to propel its success in the crowded android world. Vivo smartphone has had some tremendous success since it was started and has taken an impressive 5th position in a world that has immensely shifted mobile according to data released by the International Data Corporation.
Data from IDC indicate the company is currently held at 8.6 percent of the smartphone market share with shipments said to exceed 110 million devices in the year 2020. The numbers are particularly impressive given most phone manufacturers experienced a downtime caused by the corona virus. It maintained positive numbers in shipments despite the pandemic.
According to the company, its global success is expected to influence market share in Kenya, given its fair priced devices with some amazing internals. According to Vivo Smartphone Kenya Brand and communications manager James Irungu, the company has enjoyed success in a rather competitive market because of its persistence to tap into specific consumer behaviors. Irungu further added the company is working relentlessly to produce stylish and dynamic products that meet diverse market segments.
The device falls within the budget segment with a starting price tag of Ksh. 20,999 here in Kenya. it has some interesting specifications aimed at those who need a good smartphone with a larger battery capacity. Additionally, the Vivo Y20s comes with FlashCaharge technology that will power enough battery juice to end the day in minutes.
Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB of memory. These specs are within our benchmarks for a superb android experience. On the backside, there’s a triple camera setup, consisting of a Macro Camera 13 MP (wide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) supported by a wide range of features including Face Beauty, Portrait Light Effects and Filters to capture sharper images.
The display panel is well within what most consumers will find appealing at 6.51-inches, though with a sub-par resolution that won’t impress many. We’d hoped at least for a device at this price point to have a reasonable panel – Xiaomi managed to impress us with its Redmi 9 that costs just under 15k here in Kenya.