Chinese smartphones major Vivo has silently launched a new budget device in India. This new device is called the Vivo Y15, and it is currently listed on Vivo’s India website. The handset which retails for less than INR 15,000 competes with the likes of the Realme 3 Pro and the Redmi Note 7 Series. The Vivo V15 is a great looking device with a large display, and also gets a triple rear camera setup. Let us now delve deeper into the hardware specifications of this phone.
Vivo Y15 Specifications, Features
Lets first talk about the display on the Vivo Y15 which happens to be a 6.35-inch LCD panel with HD+ resolution of 720 × 1544 pixels. The screen also gets a waterdrop notch at the top where the front-facing camera is located. Powering the handset is the MediaTek Hekio P22 chipset which is based on a 12nm manufacturing process. This SoC houses an octa-core CPU and uses the PowerVR GE8320 GPU for graphics. While the chipset supports up to 6GB of RAM, The Vivo Y15 is currently offered in a single 4GB RAM version with 64GB of storage. There is no mention of an SD card slot on the official specifications page. Like other devices in its price segment, the Vivo Y15 also gets a dual SIM slot.
Let us talk about the camera set up on the phone now. The Vivo V15 gets a triple camera set up at the rear that includes a 13-megapixel, f/2.2 primary camera, an 8-megapixel f/2.2 secondary ultrawide angle camera, and a third 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor. The front facing camera housed within the notch is a 16-megapixel, f/2.0 fixed focus unit. Connectivity-wise, the phone has almost every essential box ticked with support for dual SIM cards, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and A-GPS. It also houses a massive 5,000 mAh battery within the confines its relatively thin shell. Being a budget device, there is no support for any form of fast charging technology.
Vivo Y15 Price in India, Software, Availability
As outlined earlier, the Vivo V15 as of this writing comes in a single 4GB RAM version with 64GB of onboard storage. In India, the device comes in two color options; Aqua Blue and Burgundy Red. The device is slated to go on sale via all the major online and offline stores across the country. The websites where the phone would be sold include Amazon, Paytm, Flipkart, and Amazon. The handset also comes with a Jio offer wherein users can avail discounts worth INR 4,000 and an additional 3GB of data. The phone runs Vivo’s FunTouch OS which might not be everyone’s favorite. However, it is currently running the latest stable version of Android. The handset, at least initially will be sold for INR 13,990. At that price point, devices like the Redmi Note 7 series and the Realme 3 Pro make for sensible choices.