Today in a press event, Chinese electronics manufacturer Vivo launched their new smartphone Vivo Z1i in China. The new Z1i comes as a cheaper variant of the recently launched Vivo Z1. However, the new version Z1i comes with certain special features such as Vivo’s very own artificial-intelligence backed digital assistant named Jovi AI. In addition to that Vivo has included facial recognition features and AR sicker support with the smartphone.
This smartphone has a 19:9 screen to body ratio and it is already under 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. This new smartphone from Vivo comes with a 6.26-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) IPS display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The device runs on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, which is clocked at 1.8GHz. The device also features Adreno 509 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The Vivo Z1i has a 128GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded using a microSD card for up to 256GB.
The device has a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary camera sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front, the device features a 16-megapixel sensor with face unlock feature. The connectivity options in the Vivo Z1i includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-FI 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. In addition to the face recognition, the device comes with a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel.
The device has a 3,260mAh battery and a measurement of 154.81×75.03×7.89mm. The device runs on Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. It costs CNY 1,898 (approximately Rs. 19,600). It is initially available for pre-orders via Vivo online store and will go on sale in the country starting July 7.