91Mobiles has learned from its sources that Vivo will soon launch the Y91i smartphone in India. According to the tech publication, the Vivo Y91i will be priced INR 7,990, and it will be available to purchase starting from the first week of March. If the report is to be believed, there isn’t much time left for the launch of the device, and the brand could soon make an announcement regarding the same. If the Y91i launches at INR 7,990, it will be the most affordable smartphone offering from the brand in India.
The Vivo Y91i is currently on sale in a few countries including the Philippines. Therefore, its specifications are already known. This new smartphone comes as the successor to the Y81i that launched last year. The Vivo Y91i is based on Y91 but it has slightly downgraded hardware, and hence, it costs less. The Vivo Y91i is one of the most affordable smartphones in the markets it launched to feature a bezel-less display with a notch, and a dual-camera setup at the rear. The same could be true in India if it launches with the above-reported price. Let us have a look at its specifications now.
Vivo Y91i Specifications
The Vivo Y91i has a 6.22-inch IPS LCD with an HD+ resolution. As mentioned earlier the display has a nearly bezel-less design, and a teardrop notch at the top. Unfortunately, the Y91i doesn’t with any protection over its display. I wish Vivo had the invested money in equipping the device with some sort of display protection instead of spending it on narrowing down its bezel size and notch size.
The Vivo Y91i features a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera at the back. The 13MP camera is the main unit and it has an f/2.2 aperture, while the 2MP camera is a depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture to aid in portrait images. There is an 8MP camera at the front that resides in the teardrop notch. This camera has an f/2.0 aperture.
The Vivo Y91i comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor. There is only one configuration on offer; it has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The smartphone comes loaded with Android 8.1 Oreo OS that has FunTouch OS 4.5 UI customization over it. The device packs a 4030mAh battery. For connectivity, there is a dual-SIM option,4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS (with GLONASS and BeiDou), microUSB port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The smartphone has a fingerprint scanner on the back for unlocking the device. The Y91i features a glass back, and the device comes in three color variants – black, red, and blue.