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vivo mobile releases the Y1S exclusively through the MTN network.

After a year in South Africa vivo mobile is now available through the MTN network with the newly launched Y1S. Priced at only R199/month over a 24month contract, this phone is one of the most accessible smart phones currently in the SA market.

Launched globally in August 2020, the Y1S offers South African consumers a cost efficient high-spec phone that has a 4,030mAh battery, that together with vivo’s innovative smart power management system ensures a device that is powered up for days – perfect for easy gaming and ongoing video play.

The Y1S also has a 6.22-inch IPS HD+ display with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution. Plus, there’s a  19:9 aspect ratio and a dewdrop notch overhead housing a fantastic selfie sensor, which works in conjunction with the 5MP front-facing camera with f/1.8 aperture. This means it’s the easiest go-to for picture perfect selfies.  For friends, family and on-the-go images, there’s a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and f/2.2 aperture.

The Y11 will also be available through the MTN network. This phone launched into market with vivo’s entry into country in December 2019 and has seen a successful uptake through that time. At the time of the launch, one review said: “In the hand, it feels sturdy and more premium than its price would suggest, something we seem to say often about vivo phones.”

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According to Hawa Hyath-Saloojee, vivo mobile SA Marketing Director, vivo works relentlessly to develop stylish and dynamic products that cater to diverse consumer segments around the world. “The Y Series range offers consumers premium technology at an affordable price point,” she says. “vivo’s answer to the growing demands of South Africans.”

“Furthermore,” she adds. “our product is now available in the MTN network. We truly believe that being available through Mzansi’s best loved network is a much-anticipated step towards being accessible to all South Africans.”

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Christopher Hopkirk, General Manager for Devices at MTN SA says “Offering vivo products on our network is in line with our commitment to offer all South Africans the benefit of a modern connected life. There is no doubt that vivo smartphones will complement our award-winning network which we have invested over R55 billion into in the past five years.”

The Y11 is available at R249/month on a 24month contract.