Affordable smartphones: Vivo Y12 & Y30 launch in SA – prices and details

vivo y12 and y30 affordable smartphones

Vivo launched two new affordable smartphones in South Africa on 27 July – the Y12 and Y30, with both handsets costing under R5 000.

The Y12 and Y30 have been available for pre-order since 10 July, but are now officially available in-store for consumers.

Both smartphones feature a 5000mAh battery and a 10W fast charging. They also have multi-lens camera setups, with the Y12 featuring a triple camera and the Y30 a quad camera.

The launch is part of Vivo’s plans to expand its footprint locally.

“Within three years,  the company plans to sit in the top tier segment of cell phone brands in SA,” Vivo SA CEO Jeff Cao said in a statement.

The company will also launch two new handsets from Vivo’s X-series in September.

Y12 features and specifications

vivo y12 affordable smartphone

The Vivo Y12 is the most affordable of the newly launched smartphones, offering a few notable features to users on a budget.

Among its features are a 5000mAh battery, an AI triple camera, and a 6.35-inch display.

You can see a summary of the device’s specifications below:

  • Display: 6.35-inch HD+ (720 × 1544) Halo FullView Display
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6762 (octa-core 2GHz processor)
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • RAM: 3GB
  • On-board storage: 64GB
  • Main camera: 13MP main lens + 8MP wide-angle lens + 2MP depth lens
  • Selfie camera: 8MP

The Y12 also features a fingerprint reader on the back of the device.

Y30 features and specifications

vivo y30 black

The Y30 features higher specs than the Y12, including an additional camera lens, more RAM, and a slightly larger display.

You can see a summary of the Y30’s specifications below:

  • Display: 6.47′-inch HD+ (720 × 1560) Ultra O Display
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (octa-core 2.3GHz and 1.8GHz processor)
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • RAM: 4GB
  • On-board storage: 128GB
  • Main camera: 13MP main lens + 8MP wide-angle lens + 2MP super-macro lens + 2MP bokeh lens
  • Selfie camera: 8MP

Like the Y12, the Y30 has a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.

Affordable smartphones: Vivo Y12 and Y30 prices

The Y12 is available at a price of R3 899 from multiple retailers, including Cellucity and Vodacom.

Meanwhile, the Vivo Y30 costs R4 999.

Cellucity is also offering a special that includes both phones as an online exclusive.

Feature image: Vivo

Megan Ellis, Editor
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