Vivo has repackaged its earlier model of the Vivo Y 71 model and launched it as the Vivo Y71i. The new model is a stripped-down version of the original Y 71 both in terms of the specs as well as a reduction in the price. It has been a soft launch in the Indian market and the phone is already available in the market.
The Vivo Y71i sports a display of 5.99 inches which has an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a full view HD+ 1440x720pixels screen resolution. The octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC is the processor. The RAM in the Vivo Y 71i is 2GB as against 3GB in Y71 and the internal storage is 16GB, which is the same as the Vivo Y71. The Android Oreo OS, version 8.0 with the Fun Touch skin UI will run the device.
The main camera has also been downsized from 13MP to 8MP while the front camera for selfies carries a 5MP sensor. The battery is 3360mAh in rating. The dual SIM phone has a microSD card slot as well and has all the connectivity options including 4G VoLTE.
Coming to the pricing, Vivo is selling the new Vivo Y71i at Rs 8,990 against the price of Rs 10,999 that they sold the Y71 at. As mentioned, the phone can be purchased in online and offline stores.
Vivo is also set to launch the first pop-up front camera bezel-less display smartphone bezel-less display on Thursday, after it launched the Vivo Nex series, including Nex S and Nex A smartphones in China in May. The higher-end variant, Vivo Nex S is likely to be rebranded as Vivo Nex for the India launch. Thenotorised pop-up selfie camera is the highlight of the Vivo Nex, which also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.