Vivo Y79 Launched With Full View Display, 24MP Selfie Cam – All You Need To Know

Vivo has launched a new Y-series smartphone in China. The Vivo Y79 smartphone comes with a 5.99-inch full-view display and 24-megapixel selfie camera. Additionally, the Chinese company is touting the ‘face wake’ feature of the new mid-range smartphone. Read more to find about Vivo Y79 Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Vivo Y79

Price and Availability

Price CNY 2,498 (approx Rs 24,500)

The Vivo Y79 is priced in China at CNY 2,498 (approx Rs 24,500). It is now available from the company’s own website. Shipping starts from Singles’ Day (11/11) i.e November 11. As of now, there is no information about an Indian launch or price.

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Vivo Y79 Specifications

Processor 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953)
Internal Storage 64GB (expandable up to 256GB)
Display 5.99-inch, IPS Incell, HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels), 18:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 7.1 Nougat
Primary (Rear) Camera 16MP with flash
Front Camera 24MP
Battery 3225mAh
Dual SIM Yes

The Vivo Y79 sports a 5.99-inch IPS Incell ‘FullView’ display with HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels) resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and 2.5D curved glass. The new smartphone is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953) processor and 4GB RAM. The 64GB internal storage can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 256GB).

In terms of optics, the Vivo Y79 comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera with a f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flash. The 24-megapixel front camera comes with a f/2.0 aperture, 1/2.78-inch sensor, and a ‘Moonlight Glow’ soft selfie light. The new handset is backed by a 3225mAh battery.

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  • Full view display
  • Android 7.1 Nougat OS
  • Face wake feature
  • AK4376A Hi-Fi Audio chipset
  • 4G VoLTE
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth v4.2
  • GPS/ A-GPS
  • Micro-USB
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • FM radio
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Three color options

The Vivo Y79 features an 84.4 percent screen-to-body ratio. It measures 155.8 x 75.7 x 7.7mm and weighs 160 grams. Sensors on the device include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and proximity sensor. It will be available in Champagne, Matte Black, and Rose Gold color options.

The new ‘face wake’ feature on the smartphone is similar to the one on mid-range smartphones including Samsung Galaxy On Max and LG Q6. Vivo has also included an AK4376A Hi-Fi Audio chipset. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, and FM radio.

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The Vivo Y79 follows the design and aesthetics of the recently announced Vivo V7 Plus. The Vivo V7 Plus also features a 5.99-inch display with an HD+ resolution and a 3225mAh non-removable battery. It is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage (expandable up to 256GB). The Vivo V7 Plus also sports a 16MP rear camera and a 24MP front camera. It is currently available in India at Rs 21,990.

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