Vivo adds two new 5G phones to its 2021 lineup

Vivo has launched two affordable phones, the V21 and Y72, both 5G phones and both powered by MediaTek chipsets.

The £399 Vivo V21 5G comes with an impressive 44-megapixel front-facing camera, complete with optical image stabilisation for the best quality selfies and even 4K video recording.

The phone also has OIS on its rear 64-megapixel camera, ensuring photos of a high-quality can be taken of everything else too.

Powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 800U 5G chipset, the phone is geared towards performance for both productivity, content creation and gaming. Plus at 7.29mm thin, it will easily fit in any pocket or bag.

Meanwhile, the Vivo Y72 5G is powered by a still-impressive Dimensity 700 chipset with 5G, 6.58-inch display, 8GB of RAM, 64-megapixel camera and 5,000mAh battery.

More detail can be found in the press releases below.

Press Releases

Perfect Shot Selfie: vivo introduces the V21 5G smartphone

Düsseldorf, June 10, 2021

The vivo V series comes to Europe following its great popularity across many global markets, and stands out from the crowd with a 44-Megapixel selfie camera with Optical Image Stabilisation

  • Unique Optical Image Stabilisation 44-Megapixel front camera for clear, high-quality selfies
  • Added features include AI Night Portrait, Super Night Mode, Advanced Autofocus and AI Eye Autofocus, Dual Selfie Spotlight flash and stabilised 4K video recording using the selfie camera
  • Sleek, fashionable design that’s less than 7.29mm thin

vivo announces a new product in its European smartphone line-up – the vivo V21 5G. Following great popularity across many markets worldwide, the V series comes to European consumers, and stands out with its unique 44-Megapixel selfie camera, supported by a unique Optical Image Stabilisation system. Featuring a plethora of clever algorithms that enable capture of great shots in various environments, as well as a capable triple-camera setup on the back, the V21 5G targets consumers who put the front camera first.

“At vivo, our smartphones are designed around our consumers’ lifestyles which is why, as we live and share more online, we have placed the front camera first and innovated to help people achieve their perfect shot.” said Denny Deng, Vice President, President of European Business at vivo. “The new V21 5G has been created for a world where interaction via video is a seamless part of private as well as professional life. This is why we have taken a strong step forward and redefined the standard for smartphone front cameras, by combining an optically stabilised 44-Megapixel front camera with outstanding features, so consumers can always present their best selves.”

A unique front camera with Optical Image Stabilization and outstanding night vision

The V21 5G features a 44-Megapixel front camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) which, combined with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), AI Night Portrait, autofocus and a clever front spotlight system, creates a software-hardware synergy to capture clearer selfies and high-quality videos anytime, anywhere.

Capturing night shots, action shots and 4K videos, its front camera is designed to create a versatile imagery experience, even in environments where lighting is limited. The AI Night Portrait features a powerful artificial intelligence algorithm which reduces noise in dark environments, enables better focus and subjects’ face clarity, while the OIS stabilizes the camera to enable greater light exposure.

Furthermore, the Dual Selfie Spotlight combines both the screen’s soft light and built-in front flashes which are discreetly engineered into the top edge of the display, to make it even easier to capture great night photos and videos.

The V21 5G also features a capable 64-Megapixel OIS rear camera, supported by a set of secondary cameras to handle wide angle and more complex shots, as well as macro photography. The smartphone features creative software additions, such as a Dual-View option which records videos from both sides of the smartphone, advanced AI to augment facial features and a Double Exposure Function to let users’ creativity shine through.

This unique package of features makes the V21 an ideal companion for an ultra-stable and smooth vlogging experience, through which users can interact with friends and family in any environment.

Experience fashionable sophisticated design

The sophisticated colourways and design of the V21 5G let users complete their look with a sleek, minimalist smartphone, elegantly housed in a body that’s just 7.29mm thin and weighs around 175g*.

Thanks to vivo signature Dual Tone Step Design, the rear camera module appears lighter and simpler, while the back of the phone is completed with all-new anti-glare glass, in colours inspired by nature — Sunset Dazzle and Dusk Blue.

The smartphone packs an E3 AMOLED FullView™ Display with up to 90Hz** refresh rate, enabling optimal screen brightness, contrast, colour vividness, blue light eye protection, and more. Thanks to anti-glare glass, the V21 models have improved display readability in bright light and are less prone to show fingerprints and small scratches on the surface.

Advanced 5G experience to take mobile entertainment to new levels

The V21 5G model also brings a smoother, more efficient, and powerful connection experience for browsing and mobile entertainment with vivo’s innovative 5G technology, ideal for users that demand a future-proof smartphone.

The smartphone reflects the company’s major strides in industry-leading research and development in 5G technology. The dual-mode 5G phone, combining proprietary 5G antennae technology, consumes less power but is more powerful and more stable than single-mode 5G phones. Its fast 5G connectivity allows users to enjoy 4K UHD live streams and CPU-intensive games. All these features are powered through the smartphones’ MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor. The 2.4GHz large core enables faster application start-up speed, with a high refresh rate for motion clarity and an enhanced gaming experience, while the 33W FlashCharge allows recharge of the devices 4000-milliamp battery in no time and stay on the move.

The V21 5G will be available in the UK from 17th July at a recommended retail price of £399.

* Measures and weight for V21 5G in Dusk Blue. The V21 5G in Sunset Dazzle measures 7.39mm, weighing in at 177g.

** Select applications or gaming interfaces may be displayed with a 60 Hz refresh rate due to reasons such as software compatibility.

Non-Stop 5G: vivo launches new Y Series smartphones

Düsseldorf, May 18, 2021

New vivo Y72 5G and Y52 5G combine great features and 5G connectivity, to raise the bar for mid-tier smartphones

·         With its fast 5G connectivity, strong performance, and advanced camera features, the new vivo Y72 5G builds on success of last year’s Y Series

·         New Y52 5G offers trendy design and great value

·         The new Y series runs vivo Funtouch OS based on Android 11, for a smooth user experience

vivo, a global leader in the smartphone industry, launches new models in its Y Series smartphone range in Europe, including the new Y72 5G. With its Non-Stop 5G approach, powerful performance, fresh design, and advanced photography features for the Perfect Shot, the Y72 5G combines value and features to reenergise the mid-range smartphone market. vivo is also launching the Y52 5G which also reflects the company’s mission to bring its Perfect Shot philosophy to all price bands, as well as to offer an affordable 5G smartphone that delivers exceptional everyday features and value – qualities already appreciated by many vivo Y Series consumers worldwide.

Enjoy excellence every day with the Y72 5G

With its focus on delivering great features for daily use and entertainment, the vivo Y Series has quickly become popular in Europe. The range redefined expectations of mid-tier smartphones, with leading battery performance, camera experience and design. Created to deliver a fast 5G experience with stronger performance, smoother running, and faster downloads, the Y72 5G builds on the success of last year’s range.

Whether exploring online or navigating the sleek and intuitive Android 11 based Funtouch OS, fast 5G connectivity paired with the MediaTek Dimensity 700 and 8GB RAM ensures that every interaction is enjoyably fast and smooth. The strong performance is combined with 128GB of on-board storage, and can be expanded via a MicroSD card, to provide plenty of capacity for media and apps. Following positive feedback for the 2020 generation, the new Y72 also features the long-lasting 5000 mAh battery, which lets consumers go further and enjoy more between charges. And thanks to vivo 18W Fast Charge topping up the battery is quick as well.

Putting the camera first

vivo strives to create the best possible smartphones for photography in each price band by always putting the camera first to help consumers take their perfect shot. When consumers are living their best life, they want their pictures and videos to be just as good and it doesn’t matter if they are an amateur or a skilled photographer. That is why vivo offers the right smartphone for everyone to meet the consumer’s specific needs. And the Y72 5G perfectly reflects that mission – even at an affordable price. Its rear facing camera system features three lenses with four main shooting functions: Ultra HD, ultra-wide angle, bokeh, and macro to let consumers shoot all kinds of scenes from any distance. The high resolution 64-Megapixel main camera offers electronic image stabilisation for blur-free and clear photos and videos. Thanks to the Super Night Mode consumers can capture vibrant and clear night sceneries. For wider group shots and panoramic vistas, there is an 8-Megapixel wide angle camera, while the macro camera lens lets people see the world from a different perspective and shoot subjects just 4cm away for captivating close ups. A 16-Megapixel front camera rounds-off the strong camera array, providing crisp selfies – even in low-light situations.

Fresh, sophisticated design

With its vivid 6.58″ FHD+ screen for a high-quality viewing experience, the fast and reliable side-mounted fingerprint scanner and shifting colours of its Dream Glow finish or the elegance of Graphite Black, the Y72 5G looks and feels premium.

The vivo Y72 5G will be available in the UK from 17th June, at a suggested retail price of £299.00. At the time of publication, the Y52 5G is not set for a UK release.


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