“The all new Vivo Y79 is essentially the V7+ for the Chinese market”
The Chinese handset maker, Vivo seems to be working on a new device called Y79, which has now turned up on Chinese certification website TENAA. Notably, the handset maker launched V7+ (review) in India last month and it appears that the same handset is being launched in China as the Y79. The images on the website pretty much confirm it’s the same device.
The TENAA listing discloses the battery capacity of the new handset to be 3,150mAh, which is the only differentiating factor as the V7+ features a 3,225mAh battery. Moving on to the rest of the spec sheet, the Vivo Y79 features a 5.99-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1,440 x 720 pixels. It features thin bezels all around and if it is indeed is the rebranded V7+, will flaunt a screen-to-body ratio of 84.4 percent. On the performance side of the things, the handset flaunts a 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC mated to 4GB RAM. Out of the box, the handset runs the last generation Android 7.1.2 Nougat with FunTouch OS on top. On the optics front, the Y79 comes with a 24-megapixel snapper on the front and 16-megapixel primary camera. Other features of the handset include a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel and LTE connectivity.
The TENAA listing reveals that the Y79 will be made available only in a gold colour variant. However, there is no word regarding when or at what price the device will be launched. Notably, the V7+ has already gone on sale in India and can be picked up for Rs 21,990 from Amazon India and Flipkart. The V7+ is also being offered in a matte black hue apart from the champagne gold hue.