The mid-range smartphone from Vivo comes with the dreaded notch on a 6.28-inch screen of 19:9 aspect ratio. The Z1 will come in Red, Blue and Black colour variants for a price of 1,798 yuan in China (approx. Rs 19,200) and will hit the shelves early June. Vivo is also providing a face unlock feature.
Just a couple of days after launching the X21 Fifa World Cup 2018 Extraordinaire Edition with an under-display fingerprint scanner, Vivo has now announced the latest addition to its mid-range Z-series with the release of the Vivo Z1. The device is already up for pre-orders and is currently listed for a retail price of 1,798 yuan (approx. Rs 19,200) with an official release date set for June 4.
The first device in the company’s new Z-series, the Vivo Z1 features a 6.26-inch FHD+ with the dreaded notch at the top which has come to be called a trend lately. The display is narrow and elongated thanks to the 19:9 aspect ratio which has a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels, all of which covers 90 percent of the area on the front.
The Vivo Z1 is powered by Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 660 system-on-chip that’s enabled with AI and is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of dedicated storage. The Chinese manufacturer has come to use the same chipset on a lot many of their other devices including the likes of the X21, X21 UD, and X20.
There’s a 13-megapixel primary sensor at the back crippled with a 2-megapixel lens that allows the device to capture portrait shots with the right amount of depth and bokeh. There will be a 24-megapixel snapper on the front for selfies and video calling, all of which is backed y a 3,260mAh battery. The Z1 runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch OS 4.0 on top.
In terms of connectivity, the Vivo Z1 includes 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, a USB-C port and a headphone jack. There’s a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone and for additional security, Vivo is also providing a face unlock feature.
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