vivo has announced a new mid-range smartphone called the vivo Y12s. The handset is already available for purchase in some Asian markets such as Hong Kong and Vietnam.
The key selling point of the vivo Y12s lies in the large screen, elegant body, a huge battery and a good (on paper) main camera for a budget smartphone with two lenses.
vivo Y12s features a large 6.51-inch IPS display. The screen has a teardrop notch for the front camera and HD+ resolution at an aspect ratio of 20:9. The fingerprint scanner is located on the side of the smartphone.
On the back of the smartphone is the vertical camera unit, which includes a 13MP main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and an additional 2MP lens with an f/2.4 aperture for portrait shots. On the front side, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
The vivo Y12s runs the MediaTek Helio P35 SoC. Along with it, we have a set of 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The smartphone also has a microSD card slot for expanding the storage. The firmware is FunTouch OS version 11 based on Android 10. The model has a 5000 mAh battery, which supports charging power of only 10 watts.
vivo Y12s Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
- 4G bands: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
- Announced: 2020, November 11
- Status: Available. Released 2020, November
- Dimensions: 164.41 x 76.32 x 8.41 mm
- Weight: 191
- Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
- Colors: Glacier Blue, Phantom Black
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD
- Size: 6.51 inches
- Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9
- Android 10 + Funtouch OS 11
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P35 MT6765 2.3GHz Octacore
- CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- RAM: 3GB, 4GB
- Internal Storage: 32GB, 128GB
- Memory Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- eMMC 5.1
- Main Camera: Dual
- 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
- Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP, f/2.2
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Radio: FM Radio
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- NFC: No
- USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
- Charging: Fasting Chargin 18W
vivo Y12s Price and Availability
The vivo Y12s was priced at HK $ 1,098, which roughly equals $142. The smartphone is available in two colors: black and blue.