“The Vivo Y19 seems to be a rebranded version of the Vivo U3 announced earlier, without a Snapdragon chipset and instead choosing a MediaTek variant.”
Vivo has launched a brand new smartphone in Thailand, called the Vivo Y19, which runs on the MediaTek Helio P65 chipset and has a large 5,000mAh battery inside. That’s a notable change from the Vivo U3, which had been launched earlier and ran on the Snapdragon 675 chipset from Qualcomm. The Y19 has been suggested to be a rebranded version of the Vivo U3. Of course, the chipset change could be a decision the company took in order to fit the price requirements of the Thai market. However, it’s unclear whether Vivo will launch this phone as a cheaper offering in India. The device is priced at THB 6,999 in Thailand, which converts to approximately Rs. 16,400.
Furthermore, the Vivo Y19 also has a waterdrop style notch on the front, alongside the 6.53-inch Full HD display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It runs on Android 9 Pie with FunTouch OS 9 customisation on top. It has 6GB RAM inside and 64GB storage, which should fit the bill for most users.
On the camera front, there’s a triple rear camera setup on the back of the Vivo Y19. This includes a 16-megapixel primary camera with f/1.78 aperture. This is accompanied by an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor too, which theoretically improves the portrait mode capabilities of the smartphone. Lastly, the phone also has a 16-megapixel camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture that’s fitted inside the waterdrop notch on the front. The Vivo Y19 supports Bluetooth 5.0, 2.4 and 5GHz dual-band WiFi, USB OTG, GPS, FM Radio, and other connectivity features.
As mentioned earlier, we don’t yet know whether the phone will come to India at the moment, but the specifications seem to be suited for the country as well. The Vivo Y19 could be positioned as a budget to mid-range smartphone here, bolstering Vivo’s portfolio.