After a lot of leaks and speculations, Vivo has finally listed the Vivo Y95 on its official India website. The smartphone will be officially released tomorrow and will be available at the Vivo e-store. Vivo Y95 is the latest addition to the Y series of the Chinese smartphone maker. Ahead of the launch tomorrow, the device leaked multiple times, revealing the major specifications and features of the device. And, Vivo also did not choose to make the final announcement with any pomp and splendor. Let’s check out what we know about the device so far.
Vivo Y95 Expected Price
The website does not mention the pricing details but we are expecting it to cost somewhere around the 17k mark. According to sources, the device will be priced at INR 16,990. Given the specifications and features it brings along, it will be tough for the upcoming Vivo smartphone to compete with the budget devices from Xiaomi, Realme, that are priced much lower. The device comes in a single storage variant only with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. However, it will be launched in two color variants, both priced the same. The smartphone was recently launched in Philipinnes at HP 13,999, translating to INR 19,000.
Vivo Y95 Specs, Features
The Vivo Y95 has an appealing exterior with a premium touch. It features a 6.22-inch FullView display with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. The device features a waterdrop notch at the top, which is becoming fairly popular in the budget segment. The tiny notch allows the device to gain an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 88%.
Under the hood, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor, coupled with 4GB RAM, and an Adreno 505 GPU. In the imaging department, the device offers 13MP+2MP dual camera setup on the rear, while the front of the device houses a 20MP snapper for selfies and video calling needs. The camera units on the device are backed by AI-assisted features. The camera at the back can detect 140 different scenes. Speaking of AI features, the smartphone comes with tons of them like an AI Game mode and the company’s AI assistant called Jovi AI. Contrary to the expectations, the smartphone features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and not an in-display sensor. Furthermore, the device also comes with Google Lens integration. Keeping the device up and running is a 4030 mAh battery.
On the software front, the Vivo Y95 runs Android 8.1 (Oreo)-based Funtouch OS 4.5. For connectivity, the options that tag along with the upcoming Vivo smartphone include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, microsUSB 2.0.
Is Vivo Y95 Worth an Upgrade?
Looking at the specifications and features of the device, the potential price tag is not really justified. The Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505 GPU, and 4GB RAM is not the best hardware combination. There are devices from Xiaomi and Realme that offer better specifications in a lower price range. The first rival device that comes to mind with great exterior and better hardware combination is the Realme 2 Pro. The smartphone is widely popular in India and registered significant sales during the festive sales last month.
One more device that can be pitted against the Vivo Y95 is Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 6 Pro, which has been launched recently. The smartphone packs a Snapdragon 636 processor, dual-front camera, and other decent specs at a much lower price ticket. The Vivo Y95 brings modest features and specifications, but they don’t justify its price tag. Let’s see if the company surprises us with a lower price ticket at the official launch tomorrow.