Vivo has added another device to its midrange Y-series lineup with moniker Vivo Y89. The new smartphone crams some good specifications in its price range but it comes with a plastic build that may hamper its popularity.
Vivo Y89 – Features
The Vivo Y89 brings a 6.3-inch IPS LCD panel on the front with a Full HD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and a notch on top making the aspect ratio to 18:9. The power button and volume rocker are located on the right side of the phone whereas you’ll find the charging port and 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom of the phone. The rear of the device houses the dual rear-facing cameras and offers a plastic body that does come with some nice color options.
Vivo has powered the Vivo Y89 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor under the hood that is paired with a generous storage combo comprising of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage that can also be expanded by up to 256GB through microSD card slot.
The photography department of the Vivo Y89 is dominated by a dual camera setup embedded on the rear consisting of a 16MP unit with an f/2.0 aperture and a 2MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Vivo has incorporated a front facing camera placed inside the notch limited to 16MP with an f/2.0 aperture.
The battery on the Vivo Y89 is 3,260mAh and pairing that with a power-efficient Snapdragon 626 should give you good battery results, although the full extent of the battery performance can only be known once it’s tested in the full review.
Pricing and Availability
Vivo has quietly launched the Y89 in its hometown China priced at CNY 1,799 (~$266, PKR 37,000). Although, there is no word for its international exposure but it is expected that the Vivo Y89 might cross borders to other Asian markets including Pakistan by the end of first quarter this year.
Vivo Y89 Specifications
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 626|
|Card slot||Yes, up to 256GB|
|Display||6.3″ 18:9 LCD with Full HD+ (2280 x 1080) resolution|
|Primary Camera||16 MP, f/2.0 + 2MP f/2.4 + LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||16 MP, f/2.0|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, audio-jack|