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vivo introduced its Y19 mid-ranger in Vietnam and Thailand. If the phone seems familiar it’s because it shares its design with the vivo U3 that debuted in China last month.

The Y19 is not the exact same phone though as it uses the MediaTek Helio P65 chipset as opposed to the Snapdragon 675. Elsewhere the specs are more or less unchanged.

The vivo Y19 has a 6.53-inch screen with Full HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch and three cameras on the back alongside an LED flash.

A 5,000 mAh battery powers the Y19 and it supports fast charging and reverse charging through a cable. Unlike the vivo U3, here we have only one memory combination – 6GB RAM and 128GB.

The shooters on the back are 16MP regular, 8MP ultrawide angle, 2MP depth sensor, while the front-facing camera does 16MP stills. There is also a feature called Pose Master that intelligently selects your best pose for a photo, because who knows what might happen if you try to be yourself for once.

vivo Y19
vivo Y19

vivo Y19 Specifications

Network Properties

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  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A

Launch

  • Announced: 2019, November
  • Status: Available. Released 2019, November

Design

  • Dimensions: 162.2 x 76.5 x 8.9 mm (6.39 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 193 g (6.81 oz)
  • Colors: Magnetic Black, Spring White
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.53 inches, 104.7 cm2 (~84.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
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Operating System

  • Android 9.0 (Pie); Funtouch 9.2

Hardware

  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6768 Helio P65 (12nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • Storage: 128GB 8GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: Unspecified

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 16 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, macro camera
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.0
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
vivo Y19
vivo Y19

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast battery charging 18W
  • Power bank/Reverse charging

vivo Y19 Pricing and Availability

While the Vietnamese website of vivo is not yet revealing any prices, Thai fans can purchase the phone in Black or White from Lazada for THB6,999, approx. $230/€200.

The handset can be pre-ordered now, but shipping is said to begin on November 5.

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