The Vivo Y12 with triple rear cameras, 5000mAh battery, FunTouch OS launched in India for ₹12,490 ($180)
Vivo is the third largest player in the Indian smartphone industry with 12% of the market share. Owing to its strong offline presence and huge investments in major sports tournaments including the IPL, Vivo has become a reputed name among consumers. The company has a wide range of smartphone in India including some great devices including the Vivo NEX and the V15 Pro but also many which are indistinguishable from one another. The company has now released another device of the latter kind with a triple camera setup on the back, a water-drop notch display, and a 5000mAh battery.
The Vivo Y12 is the newest entrant in the company’s Y-series of budget segment devices. The smartphone bears an uncanny resemblance with some of the other smartphones Vivo’s Y-series such as the Vivo Y17 and the Y15 in terms of the external design. Like the other two, the Vivo Y12 features a shiny and reflective back which appears to be glass but is actually polycarbonate. It comes with a 6.35-inch “Halo FullView” display with a resolution of 720x1544p and a screen-to-body ratio of 89%.
|Dimensions and Weight||159.43 × 76.77 × 8.92mm
|Display||6.35-inch HD+ (19.3:9, 720×1544) Helo FullView LCD display
89% screen-to-body ratio
|SoC||MediaTek Helio P22|
|RAM and Storage||
|3.5mm headphone jack||Yes|
|Android Version||FunTouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie|
|Colors||Aqua Blue, Burgandy Red|
The back panel also features the triple camera setup which comprises a 13MP primary camera, an 8MP wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, the Vivo Y12 an 8MP selfie shooter. The camera supports features like voice and hand gesture control, AI beautification, portrait mode, Live photo, HDR, slo-mo, timelapse etc.
The smartphone draws its power from a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC which is paired with 4GB of RAM. The product listing on Vivo India’s website also lists a 3GB variant but that may not be available for now. Likewise, while we’ve only received information about the 32GB variant, the website also lists a 64GB storage option which may be available later. While the Helio P22 may not typically be one of the most powerful processors for gaming, Vivo claims that the smartphone comes with an Ultra Gaming Mode for smooth and immersive gameplay.
In terms of software, the Vivo Y12 runs the company’s custom overlay skin – FunTouch OS 9 – based on Android 9 Pie. The interface appears majorly inspired by older versions of iOS, especially owing to its quick settings panel which opens up from the bottom. We’re not sure if the smartphone will receive an update to Android Q.
The Vivo Y12 is expected to be available only via offline retail channels in India. It is available in two colors – Aqua Blue and Burgandy Red and the 4GB/32GB variant is priced at ₹12,490 (~$180).