Vivo has launched the new Vivo Y16 smartphone in China and on the global market, with Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand being three of the first few countries to get first dibs on the new Y series handset.
(Update, September 16: The Vivo Y16 is now available in the Philippines!)
In Indonesia, the Vivo Y16 in Drizzling Gold and Stellar Black colors offering 3GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage carries a suggested retail price of Rp1,799,000 (roughly $121 or P6,801 converted). In Malaysia, the 4GB/64GB model costs RM599 (P7,514 or $133). And in Thailand, the 4GB/128GB variant is priced at ₫4,490,000 (P10,797 or $192). The phone will probably be offered in the Philippines, too.
On the outside, the Y16 looks similar to the recently launched Vivo Y35, except the latter has a black rectangular camera module on the gold variant, as opposed to a color-matching one on the back of the Y16. They’re about the same size and weight and also share a waterdrop IPS touch display.
Unlike the higher-specced Y35, though, the Vivo Y16 packs dual rear-facing cameras instead of three. The main sensor here is 13 megapixels and accompanied by a 2-megapixel unit for portrait-style shots with artificial background blur. For selfies, you get a 5-megapixel camera.
Inside, the Vivo Y16 is powered by an unknown octa-core processor operating at up to 2.3GHz, which we believe is the MediaTek Helio P35 4G chipset. A 5,000mAh battery should power the phone for days given its modest specifications and HD+ resolution.
Actual Y16 units
Vivo Y16 specs
- 6.51-inch HD+ LCD display
- Octa-core 2.3GHz 4G chipset
- 3GB/4GB RAM
- 32GB/64GB/128GB expandable storage
- Dual 13-megapixel main, 2-megapixel rear cameras
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Side fingerprint reader
- 5,000mAh battery
- FunTouch OS 12 based on Android 12
- Color options: Drizzling Gold, Stellar Black
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