Vivo Y89 launched with Snapdrapgon 626 and refined notch design


Vivo is expected to unveil its next flagship with extraordinary design – the APEX 2019 on the 24th Jan, and the company has quietly launched yet another of its Y-Series budget handset in the form of Y89 in China.

The Y89 is company’s entry level device with notched display and features a bezel-less design pattern.

Vivo Y89 comes with a 6.26 inch notched display with FHD+ resolution powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC.

Vivo has refined the design of the notch which can be seen in the Y89. The notch is nor too wide or too tall and will take a lot little space than its earlier models.

The 6.26″ FHD+ (2280 x 1080) LCD is a big display diagonal for an entry level phone. The phone measures 154.81 mm x 75.03 mm x 7.89 mm and weighs 149.3 g. The phone renders show off a 3.5mm headphone jack, along with what appears to be a standard microUSB port (the specification sheet does not mention the existence of a USB Type-C port), which isn’t too surprising considering this is an entry-level device after all.

On the inside, the Vivo Y89 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC. While the SoC may be considered old, it still packs enough power to be sufficient to meet the expectations out of an entry level device. The SoC is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded through a microSD card up to 256GB. The phone comes with a 3,260 mAh battery and comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.

Coated with a pretty black and blue/purple paint job, the VIVO Y89 is adorned at the back with a dual 16MP+2MP camera setup and a fingerprint reader, while a lone 16MP camera sits within the larger notch above the display. It is embedded with a 3,260 mAh battery, while it sadly boot Oreo out of the box.


Vivo Y89 Specifications

  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS Display; 1080 x 2280 resolution, 400 ppi
  • 64GB of expandable storage
  • 4G, LTE
  • Dual SIM
  • 16-megapixel f/2.0 + 2-megapixel rear camera, phase detection autofocus, 4K video, LED flash
  • 16-megapixel f/2.0 front camera, f/2.0 aperture, AI beautification, Softlight flash
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Facial recognition
  • 3260mAh battery
  • Android Oreo 8.1 with FunTouch OS 4.0

The VIVO Y89 is right now on sale on Aliexpress and is tipped to start shipping within two days with a retail price of $266(~NPR.30,200).

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