Vivo today unveiled its first smartphone under the Z-series: the Z1 Pro. This series will be an online-only option and will be available exclusively via Flipkart. Further, the Z-series by Vivo will be part of a Make in India initiative and will be manufactured locally. The launch event saw Vivo India’s Nipun Marya taking on the stage taking about the company’s various innovations from pop-up camera to 120W fast charging. Indian YouTubers Bhuvan Bam and Ashish Chanchlani were invited to unbox the latest smartphone.
The Vivo Z1 pro features a 6.5 inch IPS LCD display with a FHD+ resolution, 19:5:9 aspect ratio and a punch hole on the top left. It is the first device in the country to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 paired with Adreno 616 GPU. It comes in three configurations: 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage, 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM + 6128GB internal storage with expandable memory up to 256GB via microSD card.
In the optics department, the device sports a triple camera setup consisting of a 16MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle sensor and a 2MP sensor for depth sensing. On the front, there is a 32MP AI selfie camera with f placed on the punch hole. It runs FunTouch OS based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a massive 5,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging and reverse charging. The company claims it gives 7.5 hours of PUBG gaming time. The handset packs a new user interface with dark mode, an AI button for Google Assistant, and Widevine L1 certification.
The Vivo Z1 Pro is a direct competitor to the Redmi Note 7 Pro, Realme 3 Pro and the Galaxy M40. Competitively, it has a better looking notch, more powerful processor and an extra camera sensor. Vivo is targeting the Generation Z users focusing more on camera and gaming side. The smartphone comes with new Multi-Turbo technology that includes Center Turbo, AI Turbo, Net Turbo, Cooling Turbo and Game Turbo. There are additional features such as Ultimate Game Mode that brings voice changer, sound-localisation training centre, 4D game vibration, do not disturb and blue-light filter for amazing gameplay experience.
The Vivo Z1 Pro is priced at Rs 14,990 for the 4GB/64GB variant, Rs 16,990 for the 6GB/64GB variant and Rs 17,990 for the highest variant with a 6GB/128GB configuration. The phone will be available in three color options: Sonic Blue, Mirror Black and Sonic Black. It will be for purchase via Vivo website and Flipkart from July 11. In terms of launch offers, customers will be getting Rs 750 discount on Flipkart on using ICICI credit or debit cards for payment. Additionally, there is benefits worth Rs 6,000 for Reliance Jio users.
Vivo Z1 Pro specifications
- 6.5 inch FHD+ IPS LCD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC
- 4GB/6GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB internal storage
- 16MP + 8MP + 2MP rear
- 32MP front
- Funtouch OS based on Android 9 Pie
- 5,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging