Last year Vivo unveiled the world’s thinnest smartphone, dethroning OPPO’s R5! Later, the company unveiled the Vivo X5S, in the same lineup, which also boasted of a thin profile (although at 6.3mm not as thin as the X5 Max) and upper mid-range specs.
Now, it looks like the company is all set to target the low-end budget market as a new Vivo device called as the Vivo Y27iL was spotted recently on the Chinese certification agency, TENAA. The listing reveals modest specifications, at an affordable price tag of 1000 Yuan i.e. $160.
The new Vivo Y27iL retains the traditional design of Vivo, which is actually a good thing considering its low-end specifications. So, the workmanship and other overall build quality of the device should be good. The phone is thin, and at 6.99mm, its almost the same thickness as the iPhone 6 Plus. Its also pretty light weight too and weighs just 137 grams.
Coming to the specs, the phone comes with a 4.7-inch display with HD 720p resolution. It will be powered by the Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor and will come with 1GB RAM onboard. There will be 8GB internal memory which can be further expanded via MicroSD. The rear camera will be of 8MP while the front shooter will be of 5MP.
The USP of the device is probably its LTE connectivity at such a low price tag. The Y27iL will support GSM, TD-SCDMA, TD- LTE, LTE FDD network, and dual SIM dual standby. Vivo has included the FunTouch skin on top of Android 4.4 KitKat OS.
As you can see, the phone doesn’t have anything special to attract a large number of users. Still, the price tag, Vivo’s brand name as well as LTE connectivity should be enough for the device to get some attention in this highly competitive budget smartphone segment.Source]