Vivo has quietly launched the Y5s mid-range smartphone in its home market of China. The company has listed the phone on its official website. At the same time, Xiaomi has also released the mid-range Redmi Note 8T in the European market. This phone is just another variant of Redmi Note 8 with NFC abilities. It features quad-rear cameras, waterdrop notch, 4,000mAh battery and Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor. One can expect Vivo Y5s and Redmi Note 8 to compete with each other when the former is introduced in India. Let’s look at the detailed specifications of Vivo’s latest offering.
Vivo Y5s specifications and features
The Vivo Y5s sports a 6.53-inch IPS LCD display with full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels and a waterdrop notch. The aspect ratio of the display is 19.5:9 and the screen-to-body ratio of the phone is 90.3 percent. In terms of performance, it relies on MediaTek Helio P65 octa-core processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The latter can be expanded via a microSD card.
As mentioned above, the Vivo Y5s features a triple rear camera setup. It includes a 16MP primary lens with an aperture of f/1.78 and PDAF, an 8MP superwide lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with an aperture of f/2.4. An LED flash is placed in the camera module while the camera configuration features AI enhancement. For selfies and video calling, a 16MP sensor is embedded inside the notch. Features like Super HDR, professional mode, portrait mode, panorama, full HD video recording and time-lapse are also available.
The phone runs Android 9 Pie with FunTouch OS 9.2 on top. Additional features like Multi turbo technology and Game Magic Box are included. Consumers can directly launch the Jovi AI assistant by tapping the power button twice. The Vivo Y5s houses a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W Dual Engine fast charging and 5W reverse charging. For connectivity, the phone offers support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, micro-USB, dual 4G VoLTE and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Vivo Y5s price and availability
The Vivo Y5s has been launched for RMB 1,498 (Rs 15,200) in the Chinese market. Vivo offers it in three gradient colours – Blue, Black and Green.