Vivo Kenya has started selling its latest smartphone, the vivo V19, in Kenya today.
The device was launched 3 weeks ago in the local market and had been slated for a release on July 2nd and wider availability in retail stores across the country by July 8th before its availability was pushed forward with the company citing delays “due to the new normal”. It has, however, been up for pre-order that entire time.
The vivo V19 is going for Kshs 41,000.
At that price, it is competing directly for the Kenyan smartphone buyer’s attention with the Samsung Galaxy A71 and the Huawei Nova 5T (it has Google apps and services right out of the box), both from early in the year. In recent months, the Oppo Reno3 and the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite have also since become available in the same price range.
The vivo V19 comes with a dual punch-hole to accommodate the two cameras on the front, a first for the brand, an in-display fingerprint sensor and “33W vivo FlashCharge 2.0 technology that enables a 0 to 54 percent charge in just 30 minutes”.
vivo is availing the variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage locally in Gleam Black and Sleek Silver colour options.