Vivo has launched yet another selfie camera smartphone in a typical 2017 smartphone’s footprint. The Vivo Y79 is a mid-range smartphone with some pretty interesting specifications.
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The Vivo Y79 is somewhat similar to the Vivo V7+ which was launched in September. It has the same 5.99-inch HD IPS LCD FullView display – Vivo’s own name for the display with minimal bezels on the top and bottom. The display has an 18:9 aspect ratio. One major difference between these two devices is the processor on the inside. The Vivo Y79 is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 2 GHz of clock speed against the Snapdragon 450 of the V7+.
Now on to the optics side of the smartphone, Vivo has once again focused on the selfie shooter of its new smartphone. This Y79 is equipped with a huge 24-megapixel lens with f/2.0 aperture on the front which is accompanied by the Moonlight Glow LED flash. On the rear is a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash.
The Vivo Y79 runs on Android v7.1 Nougat out of the box with Funtouch OS 3.2 on top. It has 4 GB of RAM and its graphics side is handled by Adreno 506 GPU. The Y79 features 64 GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded up to 256 GB via a microSD card. It supports dual SIM and has a headphone jack among others. The Vivo Y79 is backed up by a 3,225 mAh battery which will go well with the HD display to provide a longer battery life. But the inclusion of an HD display is disappointing, to say the least. The device is priced at CNY 2,498 in the Chinese market which roughly translates to $376.
Vivo Y79 Specifications:
- Display: 5.99-inch HD IPS LCD FullView display, 18:9 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 3
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC
- CPU: 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor
- Software: Android v7.1 Nougat with Funtouch OS 3.2 on top
- GPU: Adreno 506 GPU
- RAM: 4GB RAM
- Storage: 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB with microSD card
- SIM: Dual SIM
- Rear Camera: 16 MP rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Front Camera: 24 MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Sensor(s): Fingerprint sensor
- Connectivity: 4G connectivity, Bluetooth 4.2
- Battery: 3,225 mAh battery
- Price: $376 (approx.)