Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is working on a new device. This has been revealed thanks to TENAA, the Chinese equivalent to the FCC. The Vivo Y929 has passed through TENAA's regulatory process, and as usually happens in such cases, a couple of images have resulted, showing the handset for the first time.
Thankfully though, the pictures aren't all, as we also get to find out details about the phone's specs.
The Vivo Y929 will come with a 5-inch 720p touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 5 MP front snapper, dual-SIM support (dual-standby), and a 2,000 mAh battery. It will be 4G LTE-capable, and will sport 1GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage, which may be expanded through the use of microSD cards.
The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, so although unnamed we're probably looking at the Snapdragon 410. It runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Vivo's FunTouch OS 2.0 on top. Its dimensions are 143.6 x 71.1 x 6.67 mm, so it's pretty thin for this day and age, and it weighs just 128g.
It will be priced at CNY 2,198, which is insanely expensive for the Chinese market given those specs. That amount currently translates into approximately $351 or €311. The metal frame and the fact that both the front and the back of this device are coated in Gorilla Glass 3 may persuade some to purchase it based solely on looks, but otherwise it's unlikely to become a best seller. And we're not sure it will ever officially be offered in other parts of the world.
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Looks like Vivo is behaving like Samsung with "cut-throat" pricing. With that said, it will follow Sam down the hill eventually.
The specs and outlandish price say it won't be a match against the Lenovo P70.