Chinese Vivo cellphones are now on sale in SA for R1,900. Here are some of our favourite features
- The world's sixth-largest cellphone company, China's Vivo, is launching its phones in South Africa.
- The Y91C and Y11 phones have decent batteries and offer an AI face beauty camera filter.
- They’re expected to retail at R1,899 and R2,699 respectively from Vodacom.
- For more stories go to Business Insider South Africa.
The world's sixth-largest cellphone producer, China’s Vivo, is launching its new cell phones in South Africa this week.
The Y91C and Y11 are expected to retail at R1,899 and R2,699 respectively from Vodacom.
Luckily, there is plenty of demand for budget phones. Almost two thirds of the 13 million new smartphones sold in South Africa cost less than R1,500 in 2018.
Vivo has sold more than two hundred million phones worldwide. Unlike one of its Chinese competitors, Huawei, it still has access to Android.
The phones cater for the selfie-obsessed, with special features like an AI face beauty camera filter. They're also popular for gaming.
Other more practical reasons to buy the phones are their very decent batteries in comparison to phones in the same price bracket. Most phones in this range have 3,000mAh batteries, while the Y11 has a 5,000mAh and the Y91C a 4,030mAh battery.
Here’s some of our favourite features of the new phones:
Y11 - R2,699
Dual rear camera 13MP and 2MP
Dual AI cameras
3GB of RAM
32 GB of storage.
Operating system - Funtouch OS 9.1 (based on Android 9.0)
Y91C - R1,899
13MP Rear Camera
2GB of RAM
32GB of storage.
Operating system - Funtouch OS 4.5 (based on Android 8.1)
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