Published on October 22nd, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning

Introducing the new vivo Y Series – Upgrade your experience, without the price tag

Leading smartphone brand vivo, today officially announced the release of the Y20s and Y70 smartphone – as part of the next gen Y Series – into the Australian market. The Y Series comes packed with intelligent features including AI Triple camera technology especially designed for night photography and portrait shots, equipped with massive storage and batteries supported with FlashCharge – Aussies can download, stream, create and play on the go without worry.

Continuing vivo’s entrance into the Australian market – the Y Series brings premium features with flexible pricing allowing Aussies to experience more, while paying less. The Y20s is priced at $299 while the Y70 is priced at $449.

“We are thrilled to share the next gen Y Series with Aussies, especially with such accessible price points – we want everyone to experience the latest in technology, and we hope this new series delivers just that.” said Fred Liu, Managing Director of vivo Australia.

“The Y20s introduces an all-new side touch fingerprint scanner, so Aussies can unlock and access features quickly without fault. While, the Y70 comes equipped with ultra-fast 33W FlashCharge – something never before seen in a vivo smartphone at this price point. The series also introduces new camera technology, with both devices equipped with AI Triple cameras. Even further, the Y70 offers 4K video recording – once again elevating the series to offer more.”

“These are just a few of the many innovations the Y Series introduces to help deliver affordable experiences without giving up the luxury features we know Aussies have come to love.” added Liu.

vivo Y20s: Capture More. Experience More

The Y20s is packed with premium features, it’s perfect for Aussies searching with a budget. It’s curved sleek body is light, ergonomic and fits snuggly in your hand. Equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, users can unlock in just 0.33 seconds or take advantage of the facial recognition technology to unlock with just a look.

Capture every moment in perfect clarity with the Y20s AI triple camera (13MP + 2MP + 2MP), supported with a wide range of features and portrait light effects. The 2MP bokeh camera brings portrait shots to life by boasting greater depth, with professional quality. While the 2MP Super Macro lens will help users discover the little things that make life big, focusing as close as 4cm. Users can also seamlessly flip perspectives turning selfies into masterpieces, with the front 8MP camera.

Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 4GB+128GB of memory, the Y20s can handle any mobile game with ease while still running apps in the background. The triple card slot supports memory expansion of up to 256GB – so users can easily download music, movies and photos.

The Y20s is packed with a massive 5,000mAh battery, equipped with 18W FlashCharge technology – users can enjoy up to two days of usage. Charge easily on the go, and leave battery worries behind. With AI power saving technology, one full charge can provide 16 hours of online HD movie streaming, or 11 hours of resource-intensive gaming. The reverse charging feature also covers other devices, so you are always powered up.

vivo Y20s is packed with intelligent features including: 

  • Massive 5000mAh battery with 18W FlashCharge
  • Intelligent 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM internal memory
  • Powerful AI Triple camera with portrait mode (13MP + 2MP + 2MP) + 8MP front camera
  • All new side-mounted touch fingerprint scanner
  • Funtouch OS 11 (based on Android 10)

vivo Y20s pricing + availability

  • RRP: $299 AUD
  • Colours: Obsidian Black and Nebula Blue
  • Available: instore and online at JB Hi-Fi, Big W, Officeworks, Mobileciti and Amazon
  • For more information visit: www.vivo.com/au/products/Y20s

vivo Y70: Experience Ultra Power

The all new vivo Y70 comes designed with an ultra-thin body – so it fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. At only 7.83mm and 171g – it’s lightweight and 3D body curves are complemented by a high polymer material, delivering a smooth and comfortable finish that feels premium.

The 6.44-inch 1080P AMOLED Halo Display boasts a screen-to-body ratio of 90.12%. It can display more than 16 million composite color shades – thanks to P3 color gamut – all the colors are vivid, authentic and dynamic. Better yet, the display’s brightness auto adjusts to ambient conditions, so it’s gentle on your eyes in any situation – day or night.

Watch the world come alive with the Y70 AI triple camera (48MP +2MP +2MP) – from countryside colors to city architecture, in landscapes and portraits – everything is shot in vibrant detail. Macro and other pro standard modes give you plenty of options to explore.

Especially suited for night photography, the main rear camera features a large f/1.8 aperture, which is assisted with vivo’s HDR+ Morpho algorithm to boost clarity at night. The 16MP front camera also comes equipped with Super Night mode technology, helping to brighten dark spots and reduce overexposure in highlights, so night portraits boast greater brightness, clarity and balance.

The Y70 is a power house, under the hood lies 8GB RAM coupled with 128GB ROM meaning apps, programs and games will operate smoothly, with plenty of room for videos, photos and files. Equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, it’s 11nm octa-core processor is designed to deliver smooth performance and a steady stream of thrills.

Speaking of thrills, Ultra Game Mode now presents a brand-new Esports Mode with AI Turbo Boost, which brings ultimate intensity to everyday game action. Built with customized audio effects and stereo sound to help transport players to distant worlds with realistic battle fields. Gaming requires power – which is why the Y70 hosts a  massive 4100mAh battery with class leading ultra-fast 33W FlashCharge – something never before seen in a vivo smartphone at this price point. Users can play, download and stream all day without worry.

vivo Y70 is packed with advanced features including: 

  • AI Triple Camera (48MP + 2MP + 2MP) + 16MP front camera
  • Super Night Mode with HDR+ Morpho algorithm
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM internal memory
  • 4100mAh battery with Ultra-fast 33W FlashCharge
  • Ultra-Thin 7.83mm body
  • Immersive AMOLED screen with in-display fingerprint scanning
  • Funtouch OS 11 (based on Android 10)

vivo Y70 pricing + availability

  • RRP: $449 AUD
  • Colours: Gravity Black and Oxygen Blue
  • Available: instore and online at JB Hi-Fi, Big W, Officeworks, Mobileciti and Amazon
  • For more information visit: www.vivo.com/au/products/Y70

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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