About a week ago, we had exclusively obtained high-res renders of an upcoming Vivo smartphone dubbed the Vivo Y17. Specifications of this phone had also leaked earlier, leaving only the launch and price details to be uncovered. Now, reports of the phone being available for purchase have emerged along with alleged pricing for this handset.
Vivo Y17 Price in India, Availability
The Vivo Y17 has indeed gone official as its product page over on Vivo’s official site is now live. It is being reported that the phone is now available for purchase via multiple offline retailers. The phone is offered in a single 4GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration, with two color variant to choose from – Mystic Purple and Mineral Blue. The phone is said to cost INR 17,990.
Vivo Y17 Specifications, Features
The standout feature of the Vivo Y17 is its triple rear camera setup that boasts a 13MP primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, an 8MP wide-angle sensor also with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 2MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The front camera is just as impressive as it uses a 20MP resolution sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. Another highlight here is the phone’s massive 5000mAh battery that supports 18W dual-engine fast charging technology. However, the phone uses a dated microUSB standard for charging as opposed to the more modern USB Type-C standard.
Processing on this phone is handled by the fairly new MediaTek Helio P35 chipset. Considering the phone’s price, the decision to go with such a weak chipset is questionable. At least the phone gets the latest version of Android 9.0 Pie with Vivo’s Funtouch OS 9 running on top. With that said, Vivo has made another strange choice of equipping this phone with a 720 × 1544 (HD+) resolution screen. This display does offer a modern-looking aesthetic with its waterdrop notch, but smartphones that cost almost half as much offer Full HD+ resolution screen these days.
Finally, we have the connectivity options of this phone which are comprised of 4G LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-SIM card slot, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, FM radio, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. For security, the phone offers a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The phone measures 159.43×76.77×8.92mm and weigh 190.5g.