Published on August 12th, 2021 | by Adrian Gunning

vivo Launches Y52 5G – The Most Affordable 5G Smartphone in Australia

Leading smartphone brand vivo, today officially announced the release of Y52 5G smartphone, as part of the next gen Y Series in Australia.

Y52 5G will be the most affordable 5G smartphone in Australia, priced at $379. It’s perfect for value shoppers interested in upgrading to a future proof 5G smartphone, while paying less.

Enjoy a smoother 5G experience with faster connections and virtually zero lag. It doesn’t matter if you’re streaming, gaming or watching the latest film – Y52 5G will keep up. Unlock and power in a flash with a unique side-mounted fingerprint scanner and long-lasting 5000mAh battery. Supported with 18W fast charge – users can charge up anywhere, anytime. Get a closer look and experience the world through a new lens with the 48MP AI triple camera, equipped with ultra stable video recording.

“5G is becoming more accessible and that shouldn’t mean you need to spend more to future proof your smartphone. We are thrilled to offer Australians the most affordable 5G smartphone, delivering a premium experience at a low price point.” said Laura Hayward, Communications Manager, vivo mobile Australia.

“We are hoping with Y52 5G – more Australians will enjoy technology that before may have been out of reach. It’s also equipped with a powerful camera and massive battery, so it’s a great all-rounder device.”

The ‘Big-screen’ Experience

The exquisite 2.75mm bezel-less screen and 3D curves give Y52 5G a premium feel. With a slender, light body that offers a comfortable grip and immersive 6.58″ FHD+ screen. Its 2408×1080 (FHD+) resolution supports high colour saturation, offering clearer and more vivid image quality. Whether you’re gaming or watching the latest drama, Y52 5G 90.6 percent screen-to-body ratio will be sure to entertain. Designed with Eye Protection Mode to lower the effects of blue light.


Binge Worthy Battery + Secure Side Fingerprint Scanner

Unlock Y52 5G instantly with a side power button that is also an ultra-narrow, seamless fingerprint scanner. Power up with its binge worthy 5000mAh (TYP) battery to watch all the latest TV Series on the go. Equipped with 18W Fast Charge – users can power up in no time1 and preserve battery use with vivo Energy Guardian Technology. Y52 5G will stay connected for longer – anytime, anywhere.

A Smoother 5G Experience with Loads of Storage

Y52 5G is designed for speed. Enjoy better performance with ultra fast 5G connectivity, along with 4GB of memory and 128GB of storage. 5G will change the way users experience and share content from high intensive games to streaming films or sharing large files all at lightning speeds. Enjoy a smoother 5G experience with Y52 5G.

Rediscover the World with a Different Camera For Every Moment

The 48MP camera system2 is made up of three lenses all with unique shooting functions including an ultra high-definition lens, a bokeh portrait lens and a macro lens for capturing tiny details.

The 48MP high-definition main camera comes with a range of features to capture intriguing photographs, designed with creative enthusiasts in mind. Its Super HDR automatically accentuates colours in highlights, while revealing details in shadows for a final pixel perfect image. Whether it’s Super Night Mode or a stylish night filter, Y52 5G is well equipped for shooting in the dark. Users can capture a world in motion with ultra stable EIS technology that effortlessly adapts to any setting. From daily life to fun adventures, users will shoot clear stable videos, every time.

Experience beautiful bokeh with the portrait camera, where the focus is naturally drawn to the subject against a softly blurred background. Restore the sense of depth with realistic bokeh that gently diffuses distracting backgrounds, so every shot is a masterpiece. For a closer look, discover the magical wonders of a tiny world with the macro lens that brings you as close as 4cm.

In Portrait Mode, the 8MP front camera AI algorithm creates stunning natural selfies with an inescapable, radiant glow, no matter how bright or dim it is. The Super Night Selfie algorithm captures every detail while dialing down noise for special moments, after dark. For extra light, turn on the Softlight Band for an added soft glow.

Super Linear SpeakerSuperior Sound Quality

The Super Linear Speaker produces pleasant trebles, mellow mids, and a rich bass for a superior sound quality at optimal volumes. Get ready for an immersive experience, with Speaker Boost 3.0 sound effects everything you hear is true-to-life and pure bliss. The sound chamber increases the equivalent volume by 50 percent to produce fuller and more dramatic sound, up to 92 dB7. This is immersive audio, redefined.

Ultra Game Mode

The nex gen Ultra Game Mode delivers a full sensory gaming experience. Play, enjoy and win in cooler style with more fun. 4D Game Vibration transports you to realistic battle fields by imitating the recoil of firearms. With Game Picture-in-Picture feature on, just slide three fingers up and you are ready to play games while chatting with friends through various messaging apps.

Do Not Disturb removes distracting alerts and incoming messages so you can devote your full attention to winning glory. Esports Mode blocks alerts during game play to create a more immersive gaming experience, while real-time adaptive frame rate further boosts your game performance to the optimal rate.

Level Up with Multi-Turbo

Multi-Turbo takes performance up a notch. It intelligently optimises network speeds, processor power and gaming performance, so Y52 5G can power up without lag. Running multiple apps and graphic-intensive games will never be an issue. Experience powerful performance every time.

A New Funtouch OS

Funtouch OS 11 is built on the latest Android OS 11. It elevates the smartphone experience with a minimalist design aesthetic and touch controls that are personalised to your style.

vivo Y52 5G is packed with intelligent features including: 

  • Ultra-Fast 5G Connectivity
  • Massive 5000mAh Battery Powerhouse +18W Fast Charging
  • 48MP Rear Camera + Ultra Stable Video Recording
  • 128GB of Storage + an Expandable Micro SD Card Slot
  • Fast and Secure Side Fingerprint Unlock


  1. Y52 5G is equipped with an 18W charger (power adapter 9V/2A) and supports up to 18W Fast Charge. The actual charging power is dynamically adjusted as the scene changes, and subject to actual use.
  2. The main camera features a CMOS image sensor, which has 48MP physical pixels. The default output is 12MP, while 48MP UHD output is optional.

vivo Y52 5G pricing + availability

  • RRP: $379 AUD
  • Colour: Graphite Black
  • Available instore and online at Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Big W, The Good Guys and Officeworks
  • Available online at Amazon, Kogan, eBay MyDeal and Mobileciti
  • For more information visit: www.vivo.com/au/products/Y52

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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