Vivo Philippines has a surprise about its newest entry to the budget-smartphone category.
Announced locally by vice president and head of sales Hazel Bascon three days ago, the Vivo Y71 finally gets priced. The higher-specced variant costs P8,990 (roughly $173) while the other model goes on sale for P7,990 ($153).
The Vivo Y71 looks like the P12,990 ($249) Vivo V7 and the P17,990 ($345) Vivo V7+, with the front dominated by a screen with 1,440 x 720 resolution and a tall, 18:9 aspect ratio and a body made of metal or plastic that looks a lot like metal. It just lacks a fingerprint sensor at the back.
The two Vivo Y71 variants rely on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 chipset and come with 16GB of expandable memory, a 5-megapixel selfie camera, and a battery that’s rated at 3,360mAh. They ship with Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0 out of the box.
Their differences? They boil down to the amount of RAM and the megapixel count of the rear camera. The cheaper Y71 has 2GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel sensor, while the higher-specced model features 3GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel sensor.
Vivo was one of the top smartphone brands in the Philippines in 2017. Will it land on the same list again this year?
Vivo Y71 specs
- 6-inch LCD display, 1,440 x 720 resolution (18:9)
- Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
- 2GB/3GB RAM
- 16GB expandable storage, microSD up to 256GB
- 8-megapixel/13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
- 5-megapixel front camera
- 3,360mAh battery
- Android 8.1 Oreo (Funtouch OS 4.0)
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