Vivo Y12a Specs, Price, and Best Deals

Vivo Y12a
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The Vivo Y12a is a new smartphone announced in Singapore and Thailand. This is a new addition to the Vivo Y12 family that includes Vivo Y12s 2021Vivo Y12, and Vivo Y12s.

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The handset is the rebadged version of the Y12s 2021 which was announced last month in Vietnam.

Vivo Y12a Key Specs & Features

  • 6.51 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi)
  • Android 11, Funtouch 11
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB Built-in Storage up to 128GB Memory Card
  • 13 MP + 2 MP Dual Rear Cameras
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint (side-mounted)
  • 4G LTE Network
  • Charging 10W
  • Reverse Charging 5W
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery

Vivo Y12a

Design and Display

The Vivo Y12a comes in a nice body design that is available in dazzling colors. It has a Glacier Blue color that plays a subtle rainbow that dominates over a pale blue surface, just like a glacier magically glazed by sunshine.

The second color is Phantom Black and it’s inspired by the classic luster of natural black agate stones. It blends tranquil black with refined deep blue which gives a sense of a high version.

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On the front, the device offers a 6.51-inch IPS LCD screen and has a teardrop notch, that provides an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The screen packs an 81.6% screen-to-body ratio.


For selfies, the Vivo Y12a has a front camera of 8-megapixel. The rear panel on the other hand features a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel auxiliary lens. The 2 MP bokeh effect can deliver accurate and sophisticated results which are all thanks to its updated bokeh algorithm.

There is also Vivo’s Face Wake that you can use to unlock your device. This is paired with the Side Fingerprint.

Hardware and Software

The Vivo Y12a has a Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 chipset with an octa-core processor clocking at a speed of 4×1.95 GHz. It features Adreno 505 and is powered by Funtouch 11.

It also has Vivo exclusive Multi-Turbo 3.0 which focuses on optimizing core scenes to reduce stuttering and lag in games. The handset has 3 GB of RAM coupled with built-in storage of 32 GB and a microSD card slot.

Battery and Network

The Y12a boasts a 5,000mAh battery supported by AI power-saving technology. The juicer promise to last for 17.4 hours of online HD movie streaming, or 10.2 hours of gameplay.

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It also has 5V/1A Reverse Charging. So you can use your phone to power other devices just like a power bank. The connectivity options include dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, a micro USB port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Vivo Y12a Price and Availability

The Vivo Y12a will sell for $143 which converts to 60,000 Naira in Nigeria, about 900 Ghs in Ghana, and 16,000 Ksh in Kenya.

Vivo Y12a Specs

Here are a few specs of the Vivo Y12a:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 11, Funtouch 11
  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm), Octa-core (4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Phantom Black, Glacier Blue
  • Dimension: 164.4 x 76.3 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 191 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Display: 6.51 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), PDAF + 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) Dual Cameras, [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, f/1.8, [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 38, 40, 41
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Side)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable Battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Charging 10W
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Vivo Y12a Specs, Price, and Best Deals was written by Miracle .O. The article was last modified: August 2nd, 2021
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