07 November 2019
Vivo India has launched another entry-level smartphone named Vivo Y53i in the country. It has been made official without any special event or official announcement but the device is available for purchase via offline retailers. The information regarding the same was shared by Twitter user Mahesh Telecom.
The Vivo Y53i sports a 5-inch display with 960 x 540 pixels resolution. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor which is coupled with 2GB of RAM. It features an 8-megapixel rear shooter and a 5-megapixel shooter which should help in clicking decent shots. There is 16GB of onboard storage with support for microSD cards.
The whole package is powered by a 2500mAh battery and it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. This is quite disappointing considering that Android Oreo has been out since last year and Google is working on the next major version Android P. Lastly, it offers face unlock feature which makes it one of the few smartphones to feature the functionality at this price range. It also has 4G VoLTE connectivity.
As for the pricing, the Vivo Y53i is being sold at Rs. 7,990 across offline stores with no words on the online availability yet. It is the price of the smartphone which makes it slightly expensive for what it offers. At this price, buyers have the options of going for the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Tenor E but again, this is not the first time that Vivo has launched a phone at relatively higher price than what it deserves.