Vivo Y89 Debuts with a Dual Camera Setup and Snapdragon 626 SoC in China

vivo y89 specs, design

Vivo has announced the appearance of its latest product, the Vivo Y89. The device is already on sale on a major Chinese online store. The Vivo Y89 comes on the heels of the release of the Z3i Standard Edition.

Several features make the Y89 an ideal choice for the budget minded consumer. First, it comes with a large screen size, next is the average battery capacity. Other specifications which make this product a must have are the decent chipset and dual camera setup. Here are the major specs of the Vivo Y89 in detail.

Vivo Y89 Key Specifications

  • 6.26-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Octa-core 2.2 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
  • 4GB RAM and 64GB built-in storage
  • 16MP + 2MP rear camera and 16MP selfie camera.
  • 3260mAh non-removable battery

Vivo Y89 Design and Display

The latest addition to the Vivo smartphone collection comes with a look that is trendy and practical for everyday use. For instance, the phone has a body of aluminium alloy and polycarbonate. These materials can resist the wear and tear caused by falls.

The Vivo Y89 features a bar shape look with a width of 75mm and a weight of 149g with the battery included.

At the back of the smartphone, you will find a vertically positioned dual camera setup with a single LED flash beneath it. Like most phones today, the Y89 sports a fingerprint sensor at the centre of the back panel.

The Y89 has a capacitive touchscreen of 6.26 inches. The display also has a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and a screen to body ratio of 84.2%. The notch at the top of the screen houses the selfie camera. You can find thin bezels surrounding the display of the device.

At the right edge of the phone lies the volume and power buttons. Both objects are easy to use and tactile to touch.

The Vivo Y89 comes in colours such as Aurora and Black.

Vivo Y89 Camera

The Vivo Y89 offers its users a dual rear camera setup which includes a 16MP primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with an opening of f/2.4. The rear cameras can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps however it can go as high as 2160p at 30fps. The rear cameras also come with various functions including scene mode, face detection, Panorama View and HDR.

At the front of the Y89 lies a 16MP camera for selfies. The selfie snapper has an aperture of f/2.0 and supports facial recognition functions.

Vivo Y89 Hardware and Software

Under the hood, the Y89 boasts of a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 626 chipset. This mobile processor clocks at 2.2GHz and functions with an Adreno 506 GPU.

The smartphone has 4GB worth of RAM and an internal storage space of 64GB. The device enables its users to expand the internal storage to as much as 128GB via the MicroSD card slot.

Like other Vivo smartphones, the Y89 runs on Vivo’s proprietary Funtouch 4.0 skin. The skin will be wrapped around the Android 8.1 Oreo OS.


Vivo Y89 Battery and Connectivity

A nonremovable lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 3260mAh powers the Y89. The cells can support standby times of 310 hours and use time of 15 hours. The battery also supports fast charging.

The phone includes dual slots for Nano SIMs. The phone supports most networks including 4G LTE. It also supports many WiFi standards such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 802.11 n 5GHz, Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot. Charging and mass storage functions are handled by Micro USB 2.0 port with OTG. The phone also features Bluetooth v5.0.


Vivo Y89 Complete Specifications


  • Dimension: 154.8 x 75 x 7.9 mm
  • Material: Aluminium alloy, Polycarbonate
  • Weight: 149g
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)



  • Type: IPS, LCD Capacitive touchscreen
  • Size: 6.26-inches
  • Screen Resolution: 19:9, 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Multi-touch: Yes
  • Software and performance
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, Octa-core 2.2GHz
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • Card Slot: Yes



  • Primary: 16MP with f/2.0 and 2MP with f/2.4
  • Secondary: 16MP with f/2.0


Network and Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 802.11 n 5GHz, Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot
  • 2G: 850/900 / 1800/1900 MHz
  • 3G: 850/ 900/2100 MHz
  • 4G: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0
  • USB: Yes, MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio Jack: Yes, 3.5mm
  • Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
  • NFC: No
  • Sensor: Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass



  • Capacity: 3260mAh, non-removable
  • Type: Li-ion
  • Fast Charging: Yes
  • OTG Support: Yes

Vivo Y89: Price and Availability

The Vivo Y89 will cost CNY 1598 ($235.43) in China while the same device costs $263.99 on AliExpress. The seller on this platform promises to deliver the phone within two days. There is no news regarding an official global release date.

Posted by Abiodun Adewusi

Abiodun Adewusi is a freelance writer who lives in Nigeria. As a writer, he is passionate about providing content on technology helping people keep up with the latest trends. You can see some of his work on Medium and Ezine.

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