Vivo Y81i with Notched Display, 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage to Reportedly Launch in India on December 7

Another Vivo-branded smartphone with an affordable price is set to launch in India and it will be called the Y81i; it will sport a notched display and its imminent launch is slated to take place during the first week of December.


The Vivo V81i is an upcoming entry-level smartphone that will launch in India next month. Since it shares its model name with the Y81, which was released a while back, it will be a slightly altered variant with minute changes. Vivo is selling several affordable smartphones in the region. Now, thanks to the recent price cut of the Y81, it is clearly evident that the Y81i will launch next month.

For budget-conscious consumers who want to experience an Android device while getting a feel of that 2018 smartphone design (which includes a taller screen and minimized bezels), they can wait for the Vivo Y81i. Let’s have a look at more details related to its hardware, launch date and most importantly, its price.

Vivo Y81i Could Feature Face Unlock, Lack Fingerprint Reader

The latest information about the Vivo V81i reveals that it will be very similar to the Y81. It is expected that the smartphone will feature a 6.22-inch notched IPS LCD screen with a 1520×720 pixels resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. Looking at the alleged leaked image of the phone, we can see that there’s no rear-mounted fingerprint reader, and that can only mean the device will only provide you with 2D Face Unlock.

However, it is advised that you also explore a security alternative when unlocking your device such as a PIN or pattern, as 2D Face Unlock is easy to trick. It is not as secured as the Face ID level which is why one should be careful regarding these things. Under the hood, the Vivo Y81i will be powered by MediaTek’s 12nm Helio A22 chipset which features an octa-core processor. Regarding performance, the SoC is very similar to the Helio P22 running in the Y81.

The differences in the specifications appear in the memory category. The upcoming Vivo Y81i will feature 2GB of RAM paired with 16GB of internal memory, with the option to expand that storage via a microSD card slot. The V81 offers more inbuilt memory and RAM, so you can always purchase that if you think the upcoming handset might come up short of your expectations. Coming to the cameras, the Vivo V81i will sport a single 13MP rear sensor, and at the front, you’ll find a 5MP selfie shooter. The battery is a decent 3260mAh of capacity, and the smartphone will be running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

Vivo V81i: Expected Pricing

As per source, the Vivo V81i will be priced at INR 9,999. Availability of the device will be abundant, as it will be sold via Flipkart, Amazon India and offline Vivo stores across the country. The launch of V81i will happen on December 7, and after looking at its specifications, it appears to be a decent all-round smartphone that fits the budget category quite nicely. Since the device will be sold through offline channels, you can get an early hands-on experience and play around with it to see if it checks all the right boxes for you. If not, there are other options widely available in the country.

After you’re finished reading about the latest leak surrounding the Y81i, you can check out our video which shows five reasons why you should buy the Vivo V9. The V9 is another smartphone with a notched display and it comes with decent hardware for the money you have to pay for it. If you can increase your budget a little more, perhaps, you should check out this model instead.