Vivo Z1 Youth Edition Launched in China with Snapdragon 626 Processor, 6.26-inch Display: Price, Features

The Vivo Z1 Youth Edition has been launched in China with a price tag of 1,098 yuan.


Vivo has been launching back-to-back mid-range smartphones lately. Recently, another one of its devices, the Vivo Z1 Youth Edition, had appeared on a Chinese website. Now, the company has officially launched the phone in China, replete with information on the price tag and all that jazz. This mid-range device also appears to be a lite version of the Vivo Z1, which was launched in China back in May this year. The Z1 was supposed to be affordable, but it wasn’t really priced that well. Later, Vivo released the Z3, which happened to be a successor to the Z1 and featured the Snapdragon 710 processor. If you were looking for something cheaper though, the Z1 Youth Edition could be the answer.

Vivo Z1 Youth Edition Launched in China

The Youth Edition of the Vivo Z1 is basically a slimmed down version of the original Z1. It features a similar design, but changes have been made internally. The phone is equipped with a 6.26-inch full HD+ display that gets slim bezels and a notch at the top. It has a regular notch and the back of the phone is comprised of glass. Vivo has made the phone curvier and grippier, owing to the 3D glass design.

Internally, the Z1 Youth Edition is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor. In comparison, the original Z1 came with the Snapdragon 660 processor, which is much more powerful. The device has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Vivo has managed to cut down the price by lowering the RAM and storage figures, apart from using a less powerful chipset.

In terms of camera, the smartphone has a dual-rear camera setup with a 16MP primary sensor that is accompanied by a 2MP depth sensor. It has an AI portrait mode, AI scene recognition, and many other camera features. At the front, there’s a 16MP sensor that has AI Beauty mode and supports Face Unlock. According to Vivo, the Face unlock tech can recognize up to 1,024 different facial features. A fingerprint scanner is also available at the back.

In the software department, the device runs FunTouch OS 4.0, which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Vivo has included extra features such as a Game mode, a personal assistant and other customisable settings. The phone is powered by a 3260mAh battery.

Vivo has priced the Z1 Youth Edition at 1,098 Yuan in China, which is about INR 12,000. The phone can be purchased via online retailers in China, such as TMall. It is available in Black Gold, Dreamy Aurora Blue, and Dazzling Red color options.

Vivo Continues to Tackle Mid-range Smartphone Market

The Chinese company is mainly focusing on tackling the mid-range smartphone market. Most of its devices are mid-range while only a few get the flagship status. This is a good strategy, but the company needs to lower its pricing in India, if it wants to compete with market leaders such as Xiaomi.

In China, Vivo is doing pretty well, with its latest Vivo Z3 smartphone selling like hot cakes. A recent report stated that the company managed to sell over 3,00,000 units of the same device in about 10 days. In India, the company is set to launch a new budget smartphone called the Vivo Y81i. The phone is said to be priced lower than INR 10,000 and will compete with the likes of Redmi 6, Realme 2 and many others.

Also, check out this review video of the Vivo Nex from Mysmartprice.