Chinese smartphone brand vivo has unveiled its latest smartphone, the vivo Y30, in the Kenyan market.
The device is available for purchase immediately through e-commerce platform Jumia Kenya whom vivo Kenya has partnered with to avail the device exclusively.
“The move aims to increase its footprint in the Kenyan market,” reads a statement from vivo Kenya announcing the device’s availability.
The device is on offer via Jumia for Kshs 17,000 which is lower than it has been selling in other foreign markets, bringing it closer to its older sibling, the vivo Y12, one of the first vivo smartphones in the country, and further spelling dooming to rivals given its rather impressive feature set.
Other vivo Y-series devices available locally besides the Y12 include the vivo Y15, Y17 and Y19.
The vivo Y30 packs a 6.47-inch HD+ LCD panel with a cutout (“O screen”, they’re calling it) for the 8-megapixel selfie camera, a 5,000mAh battery unit and arrives with the same customizations to Android that vivo has implemented across its device lineup under FunTouch OS.
At that price, the vivo Y30 comes up against Xiaomi’s recent offerings in the local market such as the Redmi Note 9 (3GB RAM model, when discounted, as it currently is) and the Infinix Note 7.