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Vivo Smartphone Unveils The Y22 in Kenya Priced at KSH19K

James Irungu, Vivo Kenya Brand and Communications Manager. (COURTESY PHOTO/FILE PHOTO)

James Irungu, Vivo Kenya Brand and Communications Manager. (COURTESY PHOTO/FILE PHOTO)

Vivo Smartphone unveiled the Vivo Y22 in Kenya as the new addition to its popular mid-range Y-series handsets. The Y22 is the latest camera phone that combines a modern design and a beautiful aesthetic to provide consumers with a thrilling experience.

“Vivo is aware that a phone is an extension of the user and as such the Y22 is built on the strengths and successes of its predecessors for users to express their individual selves —making it a cool and beloved pick in the mid-range smartphone category,” Vivo Kenya Brand and Communications Manager James Irungu said in a press statement.

Irungu added that the phone has a competitive edge over similar phones in the mid-range smartphone category. “Its beautiful design, sharp and clear photography, large display, and powerful performance offer the consumer a complete entertainment experience,” he said.

The Y22 comes in exciting new colors such as Metaverse Green and Starlit Blue. The Metaverse Green is a distinct and unique new color that has diamond patterns and a distinctive metallic sheen to make the device stand out from the rest. The phone has a 2.5D curvature body with a new CMF (Color, Materials & Finish) design, while the back has an anti-fingerprint matte material.

On Camera, the Y22 has a 50MP and 2MP dual rear camera setup for sharp photos after every tap of the shutter and an 8MP soft light front camera for clear selfies to capture exciting and enjoyable moments with friends and family. The 50MP main rear camera features full HD resolution and professional-grade light intake that brings richer details for night views and allows users to capture beautiful moments.

The device is a gamers’ delight and offers the best-class gaming performance and experience, through the updated 6.55HD screen display and the MTK Helio G85 processor. The Y22 has a 5,000mAh battery for a long standby time with 18W fast charge and runs on the Funtouch 12 OS which is built on Android 12.

The phone has MTK Helio G85 for powerful high and a 6.55-inch HD+ screen for uninterrupted entertainment. The device has 64GB of storage, expandable to 1TB with 4GB RAM and extended RAM. The phone’s 5000mAh large battery has a long life with an 18W fast charge to help recharge.

To offer an immersive gaming experience to delight the avid gamer, the Y22 has an Ultra Game Mode 2.0 with Do Not Disturb, Brightness Lock, Game Picture-in-Picture, and Hyper Engine Game Technology to ensure the phone is controlled during gaming to ensure uninterrupted gaming.

The phone also has multi-Turbo 5.5 which optimizes resource scheduling and utilization efficiency from core dimensions (including CPU/GPU/memory/IO) to reduce lag, improve system smoothness, and improve performance stability.

The Y22 is also considered a durable and reliable primary phone as it has an IP5X/IPX4 rating to make it dust and water-resistant.

Pricing and availability
Effective today, the Y22 is available countrywide and at the price of KSH19,000.

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