Vivo has just announced a new budget smartphone in China. The device carries Vivo Y30G and has certain characteristics that have become uncommon even in the low-end segment. For example, it comes with a simple Dual-Camera setup. Nowadays, most devices are coming with three camera sensors, but the truth that not every of these triple or quad-cameras is useful in the real life. That said, the Vivo Y30G can still be a good offering for those who need decent hardware and it certainly has.
Vivo Y30G specifications
Under the hood, the Vivo Y30G is powered by the MediaTek Helio P65 chipset. This chipset is quite old at this point but still is decent for everyday tasks. It comes with two Cortex-A75 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores. The chipset is based on 12nm architecture and has a Mali-G52 GPU. It is hooked with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. If that isn’t enough for you, you can easily expand it with a good microSD card up to 1TB.
The Vivo Y30G sports a 6.51-inch IPS LCD panel with HD+ resolution ( 1600 x 720 pixels) and a 20:9 aspect ratio. This display has a standard 60Hz refresh rate and a waterdrop notch that houses a modest 8MP snapper. Moving around to the back we have a rectangular cutout housing a dual-camera setup. It comprises a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that doubles as a power button.
The phone draws power from a 5,000mAh battery complete with 18W charging. On the connectivity side, it comes with 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n / ca, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / A-GPS, Micro USB, and a 3.5m headphone jack. The device measures 164.41 x 76.32 x 8.41mm and weighs in at 191.4 grams. Just like other Vivo smartphones in China, the device comes with Android 11-based OriginOS. Vivo’s latest skin seems to be a Chinese exclusive software branch as global smartphones are still shipping with Funtouch OS 11. Maybe the company will bring it to global phones in the future.
Pricing and availability
The Vivo Y30G is being sold in Aqua Blue, Dawn White, and Obsidian Black colorways. The price for the handset is CNY 1,499 (~$228). For now, it will remain Chinese exclusive. But knowing Vivo, it will probably reach other markets in the coming months, probably with a different name.