vivo Y53s To Launch in Kenya; Bringing Clarity Into LIfe

vivo is set to launch its latest smartphone, the vivo Y53s on the 4th of August in Kenyan stores. The device, which goes by the slogan ‘Clear shot, Unlock more fun’ is expected to have upgraded functions to set a high bar for mid-range products being made for this generation to live life to the fullest.

According to the company statement, the device will come with a high-definition 64MP main rear camera bringing impressive clarity to its users at unbeatable value. Users will enjoy tailored enhancements across five aspects, including skin tone, texture, and facial features. They will be able to adjust the details manually, to create portraits and selfie videos that showcase their unique personality and selves. Additionally, the selfie camera will be a 16 MP shooter that is supported by an intelligent algorithm that enhances vivo’s expertise in front camera photography.

The vivo Y53s will allow users to take quality photos even with minimal external lighting with the super night mode also keeping objects into constant focus by locking their eyes to make sure they are the center of attention using the PDAF technology.

According to Mr. James Irungu, vivo Kenya Brand and Communications Manager, the brand seeks to create products with leapfrog performance and trendsetting design at an affordable price, to build a smart life for young people with the Internet of things and is looking to launching more exciting products in the market.

Additionally, the vivo Y53s will come with 5000mAh battery fitted with a 33W FlashCharge fast charging technology which has the ability to recharge of up to 70% in just 41 minutes, which is 37% faster than the 18W Fast Charge.

The exterior of the vivo Y53s will allow users to match their phone to their look. The phone’s appearance has been constructed with much consideration of both practicality and aesthetics. It comes in two stunning colors: Deep Sea Blue and Fantastic Rainbow. The device will be placed on pre-order on the 26th of July 2021. 

*The main camera’s GW3 image sensor boasts 64 million physical pixel points and outputs four-in-one 16MP by default, with an option to output 64MP.

Lotus Unveils its last petrol car, before it goes full Electric!

Lotus unveiled its last ever petrol car on Tuesday, a milestone in the British sportscar brand’s journey towards becoming an all-electric and far bigger automaker by the end of the decade.

Lotus and its Chinese owner Geely want to transform what is now a tiny company making some 1,500 sports cars a year into an electric powerhouse churning out tens of thousands of high-end saloons and sports-utility vehicles (SUVs) as well.

The expansion plan is not unlike that of Volkswagen’s  sportscar brand Porsche, which has expanded greatly since launching its Cayenne SUV in 2002. Porsche sold more than 90,000 Cayennes last year, by far its best seller with almost three times the sales of its most famous car, the 911.

The Lotus project is starting with the Emira, which it unveiled at its Hethel factory on an old air force base in eastern England where it plans to make about 4,800 of the sports cars a year – with the capacity to make more if demand is high.

The Emira, which will start at around 60,000 pounds ($83,000), is the first new petrol Lotus model in more than a decade but it will be the last powered by fossil fuels.

Lotus has designed it to look like a sibling of its Evija, an electric “hypercar” that will have a production run of just 130 cars – it’s the 130th model in Lotus’s 73-year history – and sell for some two million pounds ($2.8 million) each.

Pointing at the Emira and Evija side by side on the carmaker’s studio floor, Russell Carr, head of design at Lotus, said he’s looking forward to “sprinkling some of that fairy dust” on the company’s new “lifestyle” models.

Geely bought a 51% stake in Lotus in 2017, ending years of financial struggles for the company under various previous owners that had forced it to shelve some new model launches.

Lotus is now part of a growing empire for the Chinese automaker, which owns Sweden’s Volvo Cars and is the biggest shareholder in Germany’s Daimler