Vivo Y89 launches with 6.3-inch display and Snapdragon 626
Chinese OEM Vivo has silently launched the new Vivo Y89 in China, an entry level device with a 6.26″ notched LCD of FHD+ resolution and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC. The Vivo Y89 brings the notched and “bezel-less” trend to Vivo’s entry level lineup in China.
The notch isn’t too wide or tall, so your experience with it will not be anything out of ordinary. The 6.26″ FHD+ (2280 x 1080) LCD is a big display diagonal for an entry level phone. The phone measures 154.81 mm x 75.03 mm x 7.89 mm and weighs 149.3 g. The phone renders show off a 3.5mm headphone jack, along with what appears to be a standard microUSB port (the specification sheet does not mention the existence of a USB Type-C port), which isn’t too surprising considering this is an entry-level device after all.
On the inside, the Vivo Y89 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC. While the SoC may be considered old, it still packs enough power to be sufficient to meet the expectations out of an entry level device. The SoC is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded through a microSD card up to 256GB. The phone comes with a 3,260 mAh battery and comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.
For the camera, the Vivo Y89 comes with a dual rear camera setup comprising of a 16MP, f/2.0 primary sensor and a 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor. The notch on the front of the device houses a 16MP, f/2.0 shooter.
The Vivo Y89 will be available in black and blue-purple gradient colors. While Vivo has put up a device page already, it hasn’t disclosed the official price of the device yet. Some sellers on AliExpress are quoting a price of $266, which is just too steep for an entry-level phone and does not reflect the OEM price in our opinion. So it would be prudent to wait for Vivo to disclose the pricing on the phone before deciding on its total value.