Vivo Y19 with 5000mAh battery may debut this month (November) in Pakistan

Faisal Rasool

2019 has been a busy year for Vivo mobile with multiple entry-level and mid-range releases every month, but the Chinese manufacturer hasn’t closed out for the year. Announced earlier this year, Vivo Y19 -- a well-received mid-ranger, hit Indian markets three days ago. A reliable local source confirms that Vivo is now gearing up to launch this sub-flagship in Pakistan before November ends. 

Vivo Y19 offers reasonably robust hardware and combines it with a gorgeous (albeit played out) design. You’re looking at a 6.53-inch display -- sandwiched between a polycarbonate back panel and a glass screen -- that produces an FHD+ resolution and totes a familiar water-drop notch housing. Embedded in this notch, is a modest 16-megapixel selfie snapper. 

On the back, you get a near-identical unit but with an f/1.78 aperture as opposed to the f/2.0 sitting on the front-facing module. An 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor round off this primary lens. The subsequent three-lens setup has a vertical alignment that ends with an LED flash while a ring-shaped capacitive fingerprint reader flanks the optics package. The back panel itself arrived in Spring White and Magnetic Black hues.

As mentioned above, the internals offer a respectable performance. You get a MediaTek Helio chipset that is complemented by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage. In addition to this base variant, there’s a top-tier variant sporting 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of native storage. 

For an enhanced gaming experience, Multi-Turbo and Game-Space modes boost the above-mentioned hardware. Powering this setup is a massive 5,000 mAh cell that supports Vivo’s proprietary dual-engine fast-charging technology. Out of the box, the phone runs on an Android Pie (9.0)-based FunTouch 9.2 OS.

The Y19 is essentially a rebranded Vivo Y5s that made an appearance in China, but it will arrive as Vivo Y19 in Pakistan -- the way it did in India. The standard variant is currently retailing for 13,990 INR which roughly comes to 30,000 Pakistani rupees (excluding taxes) at the current exchange rate.