Vivo has launched a new smartphone in India. The Vivo Y53i is an entry-level phone based on its specs but just like the Y71, Vivo gets the pricing wrong.
The Vivo Y53i is supposed to take on phones like the Redmi 5A and the Redmi Y1 Lite (2GB version). It has a 5” screen with a 960 x 540 resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 SoC paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.
There is an 8MP camera on the back of the phone and a 5MP camera in front for selfies. Unlike the Redmis mentioned above, it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and packs a 2500mAh battery.
It doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner like its competitors but it does have Face Unlock. It also has 4G LTE, VoLTE, Bluetooth, and a micro USB port.
Vivo has put a Rs. 7,990 (~$121) price tag on the Y53i. This is higher than the Redmi 5A which has an HD display and a bigger 3000mAh battery for Rs. 5,999 (~$90) and the bigger Redmi Y1 Lite which is Rs. 6,999 (~$106). It is also nearly the same price as the Redmi 5 (2GB+16GB) that has a 5.7” HD+ screen, a SD450 SoC, a 3,300mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner, and sells for Rs. 7,999.
The Vivo Y53i will be sold by Mahesh Telecom offline. There is no info on online availability.