vivo Launches Y21 in Kenya – Specs & Price

vivo Launches Y21 in Kenya - Specs & Price

vivo has unveiled its latest Y-series model the vivo Y21, a mid-range phone featuring high-end specs and priced at Ksh. 16,999.

The new vivo Y21 packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging technology charging up to 34 percent in just 30 minutes and having 8.0 mm sleek design with a 2.5D flat, it is a piece of lightweight tech that offers a premium and comfortable hold.

Sporting a 6.51 – inch HD Plus Display (1600 by720) it carries MediaTek Helio P35 chipset paired with 4GB RAM which comes with an extended 1GB RAM. This is an upgraded function to make the device faster and smoother when handling heavy operations such as playing games and multitasking.

The device aims to drive smartphone affordability inclusion in the country and to the SME and the youths.

According to the Brand Manager Mr. James Irungu, the brand seeks to bring quality products with fast focusing speed for all market.

”We seek to continue creating products with high performance and trendsetting design at an affordable price, vivo Y21, will be an exciting model that covers the key aspects yet affordable.”

Additionally, the vivo Y21 will be running on Android version 11 powered by vivo’s Funtouch OS 11.1. For the camera, it will spot a front 8MP for selfies and a dual-camera 13MP + 2MP which is supported by a wide range of features, including Face Beauty, Filters, and Bokeh. Every shot is a masterpiece.

Vivo Y21 Specifications

Release DateRelease 2021, August
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
OSAndroid 11, Funtouch 11
Dimensions164.3 x 76.1 x 8 mm (6.47 x 3.00 x 0.31 in)
Weight182 g
ColorDiamond Glow and Midnight Blue
Body MaterialFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass), plastic frame
W & D ProofNo
Screen Size6.51 inches, 100.1 cm2 (~85.0% screen-to-body ratio)
TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolutions720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio
PPI(270 ppi density)
90Hz refresh rate
4G1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
3GHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
Storage64GB / 128 GB
Card SlotNo
Rear Dual13MP + 2MP
FeaturesHDR, panorama
Videos1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS
Front Dual8MP
CPUOcta-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
ChipsetMediaTek Helio P35
GPUPowerVR GM 9446
Capacity5000 mAh
Fast chargingFast charging 18W
Audio JackYes
SensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
USBUSB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

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