The 6.78-inch, 120Hz Vivo Y78 is now available worldwide. It is powered by the Snapdragon 695.
vivo Singapore has secretly unveiled the Y78 for the rest of the world, or the “global” version of the Y78, since it differs significantly from the Y78 released in China earlier this month. This one is more like the Y78+ from April in terms of size and chipset, although they aren’t identical.
The 6.78-inch screen on the Global Vivo Y78 is a 120Hz AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution (20:9) and a fingerprint scanner beneath the screen. The phone weighs 177 grams and measures 164.3 x 74.8 x 7.9 mm due to the curved screen.
It is protected from dust and can handle being splashed with water thanks to its plastic IP54 housing.
A 16-megapixel camera (f/2.45) is hidden in a punch hole on the front of the device, while the main interesting module is a 64-megapixel shooter with an f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization on the back. There’s also a 2 MP depth sensor and a 2 MP macro camera on the back. That’s in contrast to the other two Y78 phones, which both feature 8 MP front-facing cameras and 50 MP rear-facing cameras, respectively.
The Y78 uses a Snapdragon 695 processor. Although it’s not the fastest chipset, it does support 5G speeds. Vivo equipped it with 256GB of storage space and 8GB of RAM (with up to 8 GB of extra virtual RAM), but there is no room for expansion. Take note that, much like with the Y78+, the chipset imposes a cap of 1080p at 30 frames per second for video capture. The phone ships with FuntouchOS 13 and Android 13 preinstalled.
Like its forebears, the Y78 is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that supports 44W quick charging. The phone comes with a simple case and a screen protector that has already been applied, as well as an 11V/4A charger and a USB-C connection, at least in Singapore.
The Vivo Y78 is a new smartphone that will soon be available for purchase but whose pricing has not been announced. Both the Dreamy Gold and the Flare Black versions feature a gradient effect.