Vivo has launched Y1s as the newest addition to its Y-series in India. The offline-centric smartphone can be purchased locked with Jio or as a standalone smartphone. The smartphone shows how Jio is growing its market share now by introducing carrier-locked devices.
To recall, Vivo is set to launch the V20 Pro 5G smartphone as the third addition in the V20 series next week. Ahead of that launch, the Chinese smartphone maker has quietly launched the Y-series device in the market. Here is everything you need to know.
Vivo Y1s specifications and features
Vivo Y1s is an entry-level smartphone aimed at the budget price segment. For Vivo, the Y-series is still one of the best-selling smartphone lineup and has helped the company become the third largest smartphone brand in the country. With the Y1s, we are seeing Vivo partner Jio, the largest telecom service provider in the country.
In terms of specifications, the Vivo Y1s sports a 6.22-inch FullView display with HD+ resolution of 1,520 x 720 pixels. Powered by MediaTek Helio P35 octa-core SoC, it is equipped with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. It also supports expandable storage up to 256GB via dedicated microSD card slot.
On the camera front, you will find a single 13-megapixel main camera with f/2.2 aperture. For selfies, there is a 5-megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture. The 8.28mm thick smartphone weighs around 161 grams and packs a 4,030mAh battery with reverse charging support. It runs Funtouch OS 10.5 based on Android 10.
Vivo Y1s price in India
Vivo Y1s is available at a market operating price of Rs 7,990 but there are benefits to those buying the smartphone locked with Jio network. There is a 10 percent benefit up to Rs 799 with the smartphone. It is not clear whether this benefit will be given in the form of discount or cashback.
There are also shopping benefits worth Rs 4,550 available to those who recharge with Rs 249 or above. With the Jio-locked device, you also get Shemaroo OTT subscription at a cost of Rs 99 for 90 days. Lastly, customers get one time screen replacement provided by OneAssist at a one-time cost of Rs 149. This will be available six months from the date of the device being locked to Jio network.