I don’t know what’s going on with Vivo, but it seems obsessed with triple cameras and budget phones. Just after a recent release of a budget phone with triple cameras, the Vivo Y17, we are soon getting another budget phone, the Vivo Y12. The Vivo Y12 is an even more affordable option than the Y17 and packs some modest specs.
Vivo Y12 Overview
This phone is set to launch around this week, but it’s already leaked ahead. But since it’s not something that’ll make headlines, even the leaks seem pretty quiet. But still, it’s here.
The Y12 features a large 6.35″ IPS Halo Full View display with a tear-drop notch. The screen here comes with HD+ resolution, just like on the Y17. Even in terms of design and looks, it again highly resembles with the Y17. The screen is large but the limitation is its HD+ resolution. One of the exciting things about this phone is a triple camera setup for the budget price. The triple camera setup comprises of a 13 MP lens, an 8 MP ultrawide or telephoto (not sure which, yet) and a 2 MP depth sensor. Of course, even with triple lenses, we can’t expect very high results with a phone of this price range. Also, it’s selfie camera is an 8 MP shooter with AI support.
Furthermore, the phone runs on the modest Helio P22 chipset, and there are two memory options available – 3 / 32 GB and 4 / 64 GB. And another nice feature about this phone is its 5000 mAh battery, which, with its specs should last more than 2 days easily. In addition, there’s also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
- Display: 6.35″ IPS LCD display, Halo FullView with HD+ resolution
- Rear Camera: Triple, 13 MP Primary with f/2.2 + 8 MP with f/2.2 and 2 MP depth sensor
- Front Camera: Singe. 8 MP with f/2.2 aperture
- Processor: MediaTek Helio P22
- RAM: 3 GB / 4 GB
- Storage: 32 GB / 64 GB
- Battery: 5000 mAh
- OS: FunTouch 9 on top of Android 9
Pricing and Availability
The phone is launching in India by the end of this week. The 3 / 32 GB will cost INR.11,999 while the 4 / 64 GB will cost INR.12,999. And since it’s launching in India, we might see it in Nepal as well.
So, what do you think of this phone? Are triple cameras in a budget phone a very compelling feature? Or will you skip this because it’s not going to be good enough, anyway? Do let us know.