Vivo India has released a new phone without any fanfare. The Vivo Y71 packs mid-range specs and a full-screen display but may have a tough time selling in India.
The design of the Vivo Y71 is not one we haven’t seen before. It is an all-metal design with glass on the front. The front bezels are significantly smaller and the back is plain except for a single camera, LED flash, and the manufacturer’s name.
The Vivo Y71 has a 5.99” with a 720 x 1440 resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 450 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.
There is a single 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera. It doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner but there is Face Unlock. This is the second mid-range phone in recent weeks that doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner. The first is the OPPO A1.
The Vivo Y71 runs Android Oreo out of the box and packs a 3360mAh battery. It is priced at Rs. 10,990 (~$168) and should be available for purchase soon.
The price of the Vivo Y71 is high compared to other phones. At Rs. 10,999 (~$169) you can purchase the Redmi 5 which has the same processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB of storage, and a fingerprint scanner.