Vivo has quietly launched a new Y-series smartphone. The company has launched the Vivo Y01A as its new budget smartphone. The device is currently available in Thailand. We can expect it to be available in other markets. The Y01A is one of the most affordable smartphones from Vivo’s stable. For the uninitiated, the Y-series includes entry-level to mid-range smartphones.
The Y01A is more of a sibling to the Y01, which was launched earlier this year. Because it is a budget offering, the Y01A has a polycarbonate back. The phone also sports an IPS LCD. It comes with a water-drop notch at the top of the display. The device also comes in two different colour options. Let’s take a look at the Vivo Y01A price, specifications and other details.
Vivo Y01A: Price
The Vivo Y01A has been launched in Thailand with a single storage option. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded further. The device is priced at THB 3,999, which is roughly Rs 9,100. It has been launched in Thailand in two colours — Sapphire Blue and Elegant Black.
Vivo Y01A: Specifications
In terms of specifications, the Y01A sports a fairly tall 6.51-inch IPS LCD. The screen has an HD+ resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio. In case you are wondering, no, there is no support for a high refresh rate and the phone offers a standard 60Hz screen. The bezels around the display are fairly thin, except for the thick chin.
The Y01A does not come with a fingerprint scanner. Instead, users can rely on AI face unlock, which uses the front camera housed inside the water-drop notch for authentication purposes. There is a 5MP front camera. On the back, the phone has a small rectangular camera module for the 8MP rear camera. The camera module also makes room for an LED flash.
In terms of software, the Y01A is fairly old and boots Android 11 (Go Edition) out of the box. It has a layer of Funtouch OS 11.1 on top. Ideally, Vivo should have launched the phone with Android 12 at least, if not Android 13. Under the hood, there is a MediaTek Helio P35 SoC, which, again, is a fairly old SoC. The phone comes with only 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Users can use a microSD card to expand the storage.
The phone has dual-SIM support. It comes with support for 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, etc. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Y01A packs a 5000mAh battery and supports 10W charging via a micro-USB port. It weighs about 178 grams and is 8.28mm thick. What are your thoughts on the new Vivo smartphone? Let us know in the comments below.
Vivo Y01A: Expected India Launch
The phone could be launched in the coming weeks in India as it has been spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) website. Therefore, we can expect the phone to debut soon in the country. That being said, Vivo has not confirmed any details about the phone’s India launch at the time of writing this.