Vivo, the Chinese smartphone maker, has announced its newest smartphone in the z-series, the Vivo Z1i, today, in China. The new smartphone is a tamed down version of the Z1, that was launched a month ago in China. The Z1i comes with a Snapdragon 636 chipset, while the pricier Z1 comes with a Snapdragon 660 chipset.
The Vivo Z1i features a 6.26-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 2280×1080 pixels. A 2.5D curved glass covers the 19:9 display. Thanks to the narrow bezels, the phone has a 90% screen-to-body ratio. Powering the phone is the Octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor with Adreno 509 GPU. It comes with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB via a microSD card. The phone runs on Funtouch OS 4.0 based on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.
As for the cameras, the Z1i has a dual camera setup on the back. It features a 13 MP primary rear shooter with a f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 2 MP depth-sensing camera for portrait shots. To the front, the phone uses a 16 MP front-facing camera that has an aperture of f/2.0. An LED flash assists the rear cameras in dimly lit situations.
The Vivo Z1i comes with a 3260 mAh battery underneath. For connectivity, the phone supports 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS. The phone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that is located at the center. The phone weighs 149.3 gms and is 7.89 mm thick.
Pricing and Availability of Vivo Z1i
The Vivo Z1i comes in two colors variants – Black with Gold accents and Red with Silver accents. The pricing of the phone is set at CNY 1898 (USD 284/ INR 19,576) and is available for pre-order from the Vivo Online Store. The sale starts on July 7th, in China.
Purchase link: Z1i (in Chinese)