Vivo Y78t Announced in Mainland China; 6000mAh Battery, 120Hz LCD & 50MP Camera

Sohail Akhtar

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has quietly launched the Vivo Y78t, a new addition to its Y78 series. The device, previously spotted with the model number V2312BA in certification databases like 3C and TENAA, packs impressive specifications and is set to make waves in China.

Peep under the hood to find Y78t’s highlighting feature, a Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chipset paired with LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.2 storage. Setting the device apart is its mammoth 6,000mAh battery, supporting 44W fast charging. The device has three configurations: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage, and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage.

The Vivo Y78t sports a 6.64-inch LCD screen with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2388 pixels. It boasts a high refresh rate of up to 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of up to 240Hz for responsive maneuvering. The fingerprint sensor conveniently lies on the right edge of the device.

The Vivo new Y model runs on the latest OriginOS 3.0 based on Android 13. Shutterbugs will appreciate the 50-megapixel primary camera on the rear, accompanied by a 2-megapixel bokeh lens and an LED flash. For selfies, there's an 8-megapixel front camera.

Essential features include dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Vivo Y78t is, first and foremost, a rebranded version of the iQOO Z8x, unveiled in China in August.

The pricing for the Vivo Y78t starts at 1,499 Yuan (~PKR 57,000) for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant. It’s available in black, white, and green options, starting retail sales on October 22. While there's no official word on its availability in other markets, the Y78t piques the interest enough for a global launch.