Vivo might be busy with the plans for its new tablet lineup, but again, this can’t prevent the brand from bringing new mid-range contenders. As previously tipped, the brand is expanding its Y-series even further with the release of the Vivo Y15s. The new handset comes with low-end specs and is clearly targetted at those who can’t pay much for a smartphone, but still want a decent set of specifications. The handset comes with an Octa-Core chipset, waterdrop notch design, and a huge battery.
Vivo Y15s specifications
The Vivo Y15s, as we mentioned above, clearly targeted the budget segment. Anyway, it comes with specs and features that don’t make it look like a much old smartphone. For example, it flaunts a 6.51-inch IPS LCD with a waterdrop notch design. As an entry-level smartphone, it only has an HD+ resolution with to 1,600 x 720 pixels. Furthermore, the screen will refresh at the outdated 60 Hz standard. As far as the notch is concerned, it serves as a home for the 8 MP snapper.
Moving around to the back, the device sports a simple dual-camera system with a primary 13 MP camera and a secondary 2 MP macro snapper. The device has a rectangular camera island and measures 163.96 x 75.2 x 8.28 mm and weighs 179 grams.
Under the hood, the handset comes with a MediaTek Helio P35 processor paired with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of Internal Storage. The device also packs a micro SD card slot allowing you to easily expand the storage amount. The Vivo Y15s runs Android 11 Go Edition with FunTouch OS 11.1 straight out of the box. The device draws its powers from a 5,000 mAh battery with 10 W charging support. Unfortunately, the handset comes with an old micro USB 2.0 port. That’s a pity that in 2022 there are still smartphones coming with this standard.
In terms of software, the Vivo Y15s comes with Android 11 Go Edition. That means that the Helio P35 will not have much trouble running the OS since it’s made for a lightweight experience. Other features include a dual-SIM card slot, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Price and Availability
The Vivo Y15s is available in the sole variant with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of Internal Storage. It costs INR 10,990 in India. The device will be available starting today through Vivo’s official store in India. Worth noting, that partner retail stores in the country will also be selling this handset. It’s available in two distinct colorways – Mystic Blue and Wave Green.
Worth noting that the Vivo V23e will also be one of the February releases. The new affordable 5G smartphone comes to complete the Vivo V23 series in the next week.