BBK Electronics backed Chinese OEM, Vivo, has silently introduced a new Z series of smartphones in its homeland. Earlier today, the brand debuted its latest mid-range smartphone in the form of the Vivo Z1. The announcement comes soon after Vivo introduced the world’s first Helio P22 powered smartphone yesterday.
The Vivo Z1 comes with an all-glass design, something which we have seen on previous phones form the brand in the past. The all-new smartphone features a 3D curved glass at the back that makes the device easier to drip with one hand. The front façade is also very similar to modern-day Vivo phones. It features a tri-bezel-less display with an iPhone X like notch on top. The display size is in fact very similar to the one found in the recently launched Vivo Y83.
The first Z series smartphone from Vivo comes with a 6.26-inch 19:9 FHD+ FullView IPS In-Cell display. Under the hood, the Vivo Z1 is powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor. It’s a pretty powerful mid-range chip from Qualcomm and can compete with even its higher-end brothers in terms of CPU performance. The smartphone also features 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Additionally, the Vivo Z1 comes with a built-in Jovi AI assistant. Surprisingly enough, the Vivo Z1 shares most of its specifications with Vivo V9 and the Vivo X21, among which the latter is set to hit India shores in the coming days.
One of the main highlighting features of the Vivo Z1 is its selfie shooter. The mid-range smartphone packs a 24MP wide-angle front camera that’s backed by a variety of software features including AI Beauty mode, AI Background blur and more. Moreover, the selfie camera comes with support for facial recognition.
The Vivo Z1 comes in three color hues, namely Black, Red, and Blue. The mid-range smartphone runs on Android Oreo 8.1 with Vivo’s FunTouch OS on top. It’s currently up for pre-order on JD.com at an asking price of 1,798 Yuan (Rs 19,100/$282). The Z1 will start shipping starting June 4.
Vivo Z1 Specifications
- 6.26 inch 19:9 FHD+ (2,280 x 1,080p) FullView In-Cell LCD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core (8 x 2.2GHz Kyro 260) processor with Adreno 512 GPU and Hexagon 680 DSP
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB Internal Storage + Up to 256GB Expandable Storage (via microSD)
- 13MP + 2MP Dual Rear Camera with PDAF, AI Smart Cam
- 24MP Front Camera with AI Beauty, AI Background Blur, AR Cute Shoot and Face Unlock
- Fingerprint Sensor
- Dual SIM with 4G VoLTE
- Wi-Fi 802.11 ac with Snapdragon X12 modem, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS
- 3,260mAh battery
- Android Oreo 8.1 with FunTouch OS 4.0
- Colors: Black, Blue, Red