A couple of months ago, Vivo had silently launched Vivo Y71 in India, adding another device to the company’s list of Y-series smartphones. Now, the Chinese firm has launched Vivo Y71i, a cheaper model of the Y71 which comes with waterdowned specifications.
Just like the standard model, the Vivo Y71i also comes with a 6-inch FullView HD+ display bearing a screen resolution of 1,440 x 720 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 octa-core processor.
In terms of memory, the smartphone packs 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There’s also a microSD card slot, which enables users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity. There’s an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper for taking selfies and video calling.
Connectivity options on the device include Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS. The smartphone is running Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box with the company’s own FunTouch OS 4.0 custom interface on top.
The smartphone has ditched the fingerprint sensor and is relying on the Face Unlock feature for security which the company calls Face Access. The device is fuelled by a 3,360mAh battery, which should be enough to last an entire day of usage.
The Vivo Y71i will soon be available for purchase in India through various brick-and-mortar stores across the country. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 8,990, which roughly converts to $131. For comparision, the Vivo Y71 was launched in India for Rs. 10,990, roughly $169.