The Vivo Y71A budget Android smartphone was spotted on the TENAA website in March last year. It was later certified by China’s 3C certification agency as well. While it was expected to be launched in China a few weeks after it was certified by TENAA, the smartphone is yet to be launched for some reason. The smartphone has now been spotted on Google’s Android Enterprise website, suggesting it may finally go on sale soon.
Vivo Y71A May Debut in China Very Soon
The Android Enterprise listing reveals the smartphone will feature a 6.0-inch sized display and come with 3GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the Vivo Y71A will have 32GB of internal storage. Since the Y71A is expected to be a budget offering, it will not be running on the latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box. Instead, it will ship with the older Android 8.1 Oreo OS. In addition to the key specifications of the smartphone, the Android Enterprise listing also includes a render of the smartphone itself. As you can see in the render above, the Y71A looks nearly identical to the standard Y71. Unlike newer budget Android smartphones that sport a notch at the top to achieve a high screen-to-body ratio, the Y71A has relatively thick bezels on all sides.
Since the Y71A will simply be a variant of the Y71, it is expected to have a lot more in common with the Y71. The Vivo Y71 features a 6.0-inch IPS LCD display with 720 x 1440 HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a dated Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 28nm quad-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz with an Adreno 308 GPU. The handset comes with 3GB of RAM and is available in 16GB and 32GB storage variants. Further storage expansion up to 256GB is possible, thanks to a dedicated microSD card slot. In the camera department, the smartphone has a 13MP snapper at the rear and a 5MP selfie snapper on the front, both clubbed with an f/2.2 aperture. Keeping the lights on is a 3360mAh non-removable battery.