22 October 2020
Vivo has launched Y73s, yet another mid-range Android smartphone in China. The new phone carries things that are pretty common nowadays in the smartphone world. There is a waterdrop-style notch on the display and multiple cameras on the back. But the rear panel does catch attention due to a unique look it flaunts. It has a gradient finish back and as you can notice, the back panel has some shiny rays as well, making the phone glossier.
The dual-SIM Vivo Y73s is a 5G phone, thanks to MediaTek Dimensity 720 SoC that has a fully-integrated 5G modem. MediaTek launched this 5G chip for the mid-range phones back in July this year and since its availability, the chip has shown up in several mid-range phones, like Huawei Enjoy 20, Oppo Reno 4 SE, and the Realme V3 as well. It is built upon the 7nm fabrication process and brings support for both SA and NSA networks, as well as sub-6Ghz connectivity.
Coming to the Vivo Y73s specifications, one of its main highlights includes support for HDR10. There is also aptx HD for high-resolution audio. The phone gets an in-display fingerprint scanner.
- 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 20:9 aspect ratio, 90.1% screen-to-body ratio
- Dimensity 720 octa-core processor
- 8GB LPDD4X RAM
- 128GB UFS 2.1 storage
- 48MP primary sensor with f/2.0, 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide sensor, 2MP with f/2.4 aperture
- 16MP selfie camera
- Funtouch OS 10.5 based on Android 10
- 4,100mAh battery with 18W Dual Flash fast charging
- 5G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack
The price of the Vivo Y73s in China is CNY 1,998 ($296) for the sole 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. It comes in Black Mirror and Silver Moon color options. The phone is available for pre-orders in China already and shipments will begin from October 16. It is unknown if the Vivo Y73s will see the global launch.