BBK subsidiary Vivo has launched the Vivo Y81 for the Vietnamese market with a recommended retail price of VND 4,990,000 (around $261). The Vivo Y81 adopts a design similar to the Y83 which was announced a couple of weeks back as the first Helio P22-powered phone.
The Vivo Y81 features a 6.22-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The display comes with an iPhone X-like notch and a bezel-less design on the front. It also utilises a 19:9 aspect ratio and has Gorilla Glass protection on top. The Y81 is fired up by same MediaTek MT6762 (Helio P22) processor clocked at 2.0GHz. The processor is backed by 3GB of RAM and there is 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. It is a dual SIM phone but we can’t say if the second SIM slot also doubles as the SD card slot.
On the camera end, the Vivo Y81 features a 13MP rear camera sensor with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. At the front, there is 5MP selfie camera with a f/2.2 aperture. The Y81 is fuelled by a 3260mAh battery and it runs FunTouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. Connectivity options on the Vivo Y81 include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, single-band Wi-Fi 802.11 (2.4GHz), GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Y81 is available in Vietnam via FPTShop and is priced at VND 4,990,000 (roughly $261). It comes in Red and Black colours. The Vivo Y81 will likely hit other countries soon as it has received certification in China, Malaysia, Thailand and even Europe.