Vivo has announced the launch of a new entrant to its affordable Y-Series lineup of Android-powered smartphones. The newest handset from the Chinese smartphone giant is the Vivo Y25. The handset seems to have been only launched in the Malaysian market as of now. This was confirmed by a post on the official Vivo Malaysia page.
The Vivo Y25 has a very modest sounding spec sheet starting off with a small 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display (854*480 pixels). The phone is powered by the low-end Mediatek MT6580 chipset that houses a 1.3GHz quad core processor. The phone gets 16GB of internal memory – which is pretty decent for an entry-level device. You do, however, get the option to expand the memory further using microSD cards. The handset is a bit heavy for its size – weighing in at just over 145 grams.
For graphics, the Vivo Y25 uses the Mali 400 MP2 GPU. There is just 1GB of RAM which is barely adequate for most of today’s applications. As is the case with most handsets on its category, the Vivo Y25 features dual-SIM capability. For imaging, the Vivo Y25 uses a 5-megapixel camera at the rear with LED flash. For selfies, there is a 2-megapixel front camera. The phone uses a 1,900 mAh battery.
The Vivo Y25 runs Vivo’s own Funtouch OS atop an Android 5.1 Lollipop core and supports a lot of connectivity options. The device is also 4G LTE ready – although there is no confirmation for VoLTE support. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and FM Radio.