Vivo Y21e with Snapdragon 680 SoC, 5,000mAh Battery Launched in India: Price, Specifications

The Vivo Y21e was announced in India today, and will be sold on Vivo's E-Store soon, but the company hasn't announced the first sale date yet.


Smartphone maker Vivo expanded its Y Series mobile phones in India today. The company announced the new Vivo Y21e smartphone in India, which runs on the Snapdragon 680 chipset from Qualcomm and has a 5000mAh battery inside. Vivo claims that the battery will provide users “long hours of usage” on each charge.

Vivo Y21e Price and Availability

Vivo will be selling the phone at Rs 12,990 in India, though the maximum retail price (MRP) is Rs 16,990, which could mean that offline prices for the device will be significantly higher than that on online. While Vivo had confirmed that the phone will be sold on its E-Storeand retail stores in Diamond Glow and Midnight Blue colours. The device is set to go for first sale on January 14.

Vivo Y21e Specifications and Features

Further, the Vivo Y21e is aimed at budget users and has 3GB of RAM, with 64GB storage inside. The company also said that the phone will have 0.5GB Extended RAM, which should mean that half a gigabyte of the internal storage is reserved for virtual memory, which is used to store temporary files and augment the overall RAM capacity of a phone. It’s unclear how much of a difference having 0.5GB of RAM will help performance though.

In addition, the Vivo Y21e has a 6.51 inch HD+ Halo Full View in-cell display, and the 5000mAh battery inside supports 18W fast charging. It also offers reverse charging and runs on FunTouch OS 12, the company’s own operating system, which also includes a software feature called MultiTurbo 5.0 that is meant to enhance the phone’s overall performance.

Moving to the design, the Vivo Y21e is 8mm thick and has a 2.5D flat frame. It weighs 182 grams overall, has a 13MP camera on the back along with a 2MP macro sensor. The front camera, on the other hand, has 8MP resolution. The rear camera supports HDR resolution and has a personalised portrait mode.

The company also said that the Vivo Y21e will be made in India, at the company’s factory in Greater Noida in the National Capital Region.