vivo’s long-awaited V20 smartphone is now officially available for purchase in the country.
An earlier update from the company’s local operations had indicated that the device would go on sale “before Christmas”. However, that never happened.
The vivo V20 is the direct successor to the vivo V19 we reviewed last year and brings with it several improvements over its predecessor.
The 32-megapixel hero sensor and its companion 8-megapixel lens on the front of the V19 are replaced by a solo 44-megapixel “Eye Autofocus” shooter with an “advanced AI algorithm to track and focus on moving subjects”.
The primary image sensor at the back has also been upgraded to a 64-megapixel lens and, like the front, the number of additional sensors flanking it scaled down to two: an 8-megapixel sensor and another 2-megapixel one.
The chipset has been upgraded to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G.
The battery capacity has, however, dropped to 4,000mAh, something that can be substantiated physically by the smaller body frame (it’s significantly thinner). vivo’s renowned FlashCharge 2.0 fast-charging technology remains in place.
Other key features like the display remain unchanged.
Android 11 (as FunTouch OS 11), NFC and an in-display fingerprint sensor are the other features of the device.
The vivo V20 is going for Kshs 46,000 in an 8GB RAM + 256GB internal storage configuration.
The device comes in Midnight jazz and Sunset Melody colour options.