22 November 2021
Vivo is one of the busiest smartphone makers when it comes to new product launches. It has just announced two new Y-series smartphones: Vivo Y76s and Vivo Y15s. The first one is a mid-range phone with 5G capabilities for Chinese users. The second one is an entry-level phone with Android Go and is available in Singapore.
The Vivo Y76s sports a 6.58-inch Full HD+ (2408 x 1080 pixels) display with a dotted notch. Unfortunately, there is no high refresh rate support here and it is locked at the standard 60Hz. The choice of processor is the MediaTek Dimensity 810 that adds 5G connectivity to the device. There is a single 8GB of RAM but with a couple of storage options: 128GB and 256GB.
The dual rear camera setup includes a 50-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. The selfie camera on the phone is an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. There is a 4,100mAh battery to keep the lights on and is supported by 44W Flash Charge fast charging. The phone also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It will ship with OriginOS 1.0 based on Android 11.
As for the pricing, the Vivo Y76s will cost CNY 1,799 (about $282) for the base 8GB/128GB model and CNY 1,999 (about $313) for the 8GB/256GB model. It is unknown when the phone will go on sale but it will be sold in Galaxy Blue, Star Diamond White, and Starry Night Black color options.
The Vivo Y15s is a budget smartphone with entry-level specifications and features. One of the main highlights of the phone is that it comes with extended RAM functionality. The phone comes with 3GB of RAM but it utilizes 1GB of onboard storage as virtual RAM to offer a cumulative RAM of 4GB.
It is priced at SGD 179 (about $133) for the sole 3GB/32GB model. The available color options are Mystic Blue and Wave Green. Here is what you will get from the Vivo Y15s:
- 6.51-inch HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels) IPS LCD display
- MediaTek Helio P35 processor
- 3GB of RAM with extended RAM
- 32GB onboard storage
- Dual rear cameras: 13-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 2-megapixel macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture
- 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture
- 5,000mAh battery with 10W charging
- Funtouch OS 11.1 based on Android 11 (Go edition)