vivo Y100i Unveiled: A Budget-Friendly Device with Outstanding Specs

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vivo Y100i was initially teased in the middle of the month, with pre-orders going live in China a couple of days back. Now, the brand has officially launched the device in the domestic market.

As a new member of the vivo Y series, the vivo Y100i brings a lot of good features without boasting an expensive price tag. To be exact, it’s more affordable than the Y100, making it offer more value than the base model of the series.

Key Features of the vivo Y100i

Even though the vivo Y100i is a budget-friendly smartphone, its specs are very competent. Here’s a rundown of its highlight features to make you understand what the device brings to the table:

Screen and Biometrics

On the front, the vivo Y100i comes with a 6.64-inch screen. It’s an LCD panel with a resolution of 2388 x 1080 pixels. That means it can deliver FHD+ resolution, which is good enough for crisp and well-detailed images. In addition, the device flaunts respectable color gamut coverages to make the viewing experience even better.

Display of vivo Y100i

To be exact, the screen of the Y100i has 96% NTSC and 100% P3 color gamut coverage. These should make the display offer vibrant visuals and life-like colors.

y100i colorways

Now, as the screen of the vivo Y100i isn’t AMOLED, it features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. It’s integrated into the power button, which makes the sensor offer secure, fast, and convenient unlocking.

Capable Camera Setup of vivo Y100i

On the back, the vivo Y100i boasts a dual camera setup. It has a 50MP primary shooter, which boasts an f/1.8 aperture. The device has a 2MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture as a secondary camera. While this setup may not seem that exciting, the fact that the device is bringing a 50MP primary sensor at this price point is great.

Camera configuration of vivo Y100i

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As for the selfie camera, the Y100i comes with an 8MP sensor. This selfie shooter is housed within a centered punch hole on the top of the display. For those wondering, it has an f/2.0 aperture.

Great Mid-range Hardware

A MediaTek Dimensity 6020 powers the vivo Y100i. This 7nm processor features an eight-core configuration with two ARM Cortex A76 and six ARM Cortex A55 cores. While it resides in the mid-range category, it can handle most of the intensive apps and games with ease.

MediaTek 6020

On the note of games, the processor has a Mali G57 GPU, which can offer good overall frames in popular games. To make the processor offer its best performance, the vivo Y100i comes with 12 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. It also offers a generous amount of capacity. To be exact, it boasts 512GB of UFS 2.2 storage.

Other Features of the vivo Y100i

A large-sized 5000mAh battery powers the internals of the vivo Y100i. It has support for 44-watt fast charging, which means the phone can get fully charged from 0% reasonably fast.

Battery capacity

As for the software, the Y100i boots on OriginOS 3, which is based on Android 13. Other features of the smartphone include support for dual sims, a dedicated SD card slot, and Bluetooth 5.1.

Pricing and Availability of vivo Y100i

The vivo Y100i is priced at CNY1599, which converts to around US$225. It’s available in Blue, Black, and Pink colorways. At the moment, it’s only available for purchase in China, and vivo hasn’t yet shared any information on global release. But the Y100 is available internationally, which means the new device could make a global debut soon.

Color options

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