United Arab Emirates, 2 March, 2023 – Global technology leader vivo has unveiled the latest addition to its Y series: vivo Y16. The smartphone is set to excite users with its all-new AI Dual Rear Camera, 2.5D trendy design, side fingerprint and superior battery performance at 5000mAh — available in dazzling colours of Stellar Black, Elegant Black and Drizzling Gold.
Part of the Y series, which is recognised by users for its long-lasting battery life, ageless designs and world class photography features, vivo Y16 is new and improved. The smartphone will allow users to capture exquisite, picturesque moments, enjoy fuller sensory gaming experiences, connect with loved ones and more — all for much longer than most smartphones. Its octa-core processor and 3GB/4GB ram can also handle everyday tasks and entertainment with ease, guaranteeing a friction-free, smooth experience. What’s more, despite having a 5,000mAh large battery, vivo Y16 is only 8.19mm in thickness — allowing the 2.5D-curvature, flat smartphone to comfortably rest in the hands of users.
Saeed Klaib, Regional PR and Social Media Manager at vivo Middle East, commented: “The Y16 is our newest addition to the evolutionary Y series, which has placed users at the core of its possibilities. Along with common features such as the Multi-Turbo 5.5, Ultra Game Mode, EasyShare and iManager, Y16 is a true differentiator when it comes to new and improved photography, exceptional yet comfortable design and excellent battery performance. We want to continue making technology simplified for our users, while guaranteeing a dynamic smartphone experience. vivo Y16 achieves all of this and more.”
vivo Y16, just like its predecessors, boasts superior battery performance. With a 5000mAh battery, a single full charge can provide users up to 18 hours of online HD video streaming, hours of resource-intensive gameplay, and up to 22 hours of music playback.
Such is the smartphone’s powerful battery life even whilst providing an exceptionally wide and immersive screen experience — a 6.51-Inch Halo FullView Display, for both videos and games. Its Eye Protection Mode also automatically adjusts brightness levels while filtering harmful blue light to prevent eye strain.
Side fingerprint technology
Users of the vivo Y16 can turn on the display and unlock the smartphone at the same time with vivo’s new side fingerprint design. Such a design not only adds functionality, but also makes the Y16 look sleek and classy with such effortless user interaction.
What’s more, it only takes a staggering 0.232 seconds to unlock the screen — almost at lightning speed.
The Y16’s photography capabilities go beyond its predecessors, as it is powered by AI technology. With a 13MP AI Dual camera that consists of a 13MP main camera and 2MP macro camera, users can capture breathtaking views, landscapes, and other subjects with sheer clarity and precision.
The smartphone also boasts a range of features for the photography enthusiast, including Panorama, Face Beauty, Live Photo, Super HDR, Time-Lapse, Pro Mode, Aura Screen Light (for selfies in the dark) and much more.
With the macro camera, users will be impressed as it enables the capturing of tiny subjects as close as 4cms.
Pricing and availability
vivo Y16 is currently available across the UAE and are priced at AED519.