Vivo, the BBK electronics-owned smartphone major, has launched a new budget smartphone in India which will go on sale starting June 10, 2020. Now, if you happen to be a regular reader of Gear, you might be already aware of the handset in question – the Vivo Y50. This handset was launched in China back in April following a series of leaks and has now made its way to India. Earlier today, a Flipkart landing page (link works only on smartphone browsers) went live in which the date of the sales for the device was revealed.
Let’s take a closer look.
From the image above, it is clear that the Vivo Y50 will go on sale in India starting June 10. The key features that the launch teaser touts are the phone’s storage capacity (128GB), RAM (8GB), the massive 5000mAH battery, and the FHD+ full view display. We already know that the Chinese variant of the Vivo Y50 comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset.
Vivo Y50 Specifications, Features
The India variant is expected to use the same SoC. The Snapdragon 665 has been around for a while now and is based on an 11nm manufacturing process and uses 8 Kryo 260 cores divided into a fast cluster of four cores and a power-saving efficiency cluster that consists of the remaining four cores.
The display on the Vivo Y50 measures 6.53-inches across and is an IPS LCD panel with FHD+ resolution. As evident from the poster, the screen gets a punch hole for the front-facing camera. The selfie camera used here uses a 16MP sensor that supports Vivo’s AI smart beauty feature.
Since we have invoked the camera features, let’s take a look at the rear-facing cameras. The Vivo Y50 gets a quad-camera setup at the rear, all housed inside a rectangular camera module that also houses a single LED flash. The primary camera on the Vivo Y50 gets a 13MP sensor while the secondary ultra-wide-angle camera uses an 8MP sensor. Apart from these two, the handset also gets two 2MP sensors for macro shots and depth sensing.
Vivo Y50 Price in India, Other specs
The large 5000mAh battery supports 18W fast charging using the USB Type-C interface. At this time, it is unclear if Vivo intends to ship a fast charger in the box. At launch, the device runs the latest iteration of Vivo’s FunTouch OS, which is based on Android 10. The Vivo Y50 has been priced at INR 17,990 in India. The phone will be available across online and offline retailers across the country including Vivo’s own e-store, Tata Cliq, Flipkart, Amazon, and Paytm.