Vivo’s Y12 and Y30 get a July launch date in South Africa

Following a successful six months in the South African market, vivo mobile is growing their offering with the introduction of two new handsets. The Y12 and Y30, both evolutions in the Y-series will enter ahead of 5G towards the end of the year. 


The vivo Y12’s design was inspired by nature – its mirror finish embodies the way that colours shift in flux like light refracting off the surfaces of a beautiful lake. Available in Aqua Blue and Burgundy Red, requiring just one hand to work this device thanks to specifically designed gesture controls. 

Capturing the magic in moments is key to the smartphone device experience and the Y12’s AI Super-Wide-Angle Camera will certainly broaden horizons. The Super-Wide-Angle expands your view to 120°, allowing superlative landscape, friends, and memory capture. 

The 8MP front camera also means that delicate facial details are captured, and the AI Face Beauty option offers tailor-made facial enhancements for a more beautiful and natural look to any selfie.

Life today is fast-paced and non-stop, and we all need a device that can keep up with our lifestyle. Like the other devices in the Y-series, the Y12 features an industry-leading 5,000mAh battery, supported by intelligent power-saving technologies to further extend battery life. Power that lasts is essential. The octa-core processor with a 12nm design and clock speeds of up to 2.0GHz means that you can install all the apps you need and you can choose between two variants to ensure they run smoothly- 3GB + 64GB or 4GB + 32GB. 

All work and no play make for a dull day, but the Y12 Ultra Game Mode brings all the fun to this device. Play e-sports like a pro by using Competition Mode, which allocates system resources to prioritize your game’s performance. And when it comes to speed, Dual-Turbo is the lightning-fast feature gamers need. By reducing frame-drop, it gives you a smoother gaming experience.


The Y30 was launched in Dazzle Blue and Moonlight White colours and is a stylish and sophisticated device. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. Plus, the vivo Y30 supports face unlock.

Like the other devices in the Y-series this device also boasts a 5000mAh non-removable battery and a 10W fast charging option to keep up with a fast-paced lifestyle. 

8GB of RAM and an octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) processor allows for excellent storage and a device that will run smoothly – it runs Funtouch OS based on Android 10 and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage. The overall backup is outstanding. 

The Y30 shines when it comes to the camera experience! The rear features a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture; a second 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture; a third 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a fourth 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture. It also comes with Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection and Touch to focus.  Not a single moment will be missed with this device!  The front camera also sports a 8-megapixel camera for the ultimate selfie experience. 

These devices are part of momentous growth the innovative cell phone provider in the local market. 

“vivo plans to provide South African consumers with a user experience beyond expectations through technology and innovative, trendsetting products,” says Jeff Cao, vivo SA CEO. “Within three years,  the company plans to sit in the top tier segment of cell phone brands in SA.”

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