Vivo has extended its Y-series smartphone lineup in India with the launch of Vivo Y55s, a successor to the Y55L they announced last year. Priced at Rs 12,490, the handset will be available for purchase across stores starting from 26th February 2017.
The Vivo Y55s comes with a 5.2-inch HD 2.5D curved display up front and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4Ghz. Furthermore, there’s 3GB of RAM available, 16GB of internal space which is expandable up to 256GB via a dedicated Micro SD card slot, and a 2730 mAh non-removable battery. The camera arrangement includes a 13MP rear shooter and, a 5MP front lens. On the software front, the device comes with Android Marshmallow layered over with Vivo’s custom skin, Funtouch OS 3.0 that includes features such as multi-window, screen flash, and more.
Unfortunately, the Vivo Y55s does not have a fingerprint scanner which is quite surprising considering the price range they’ve chosen. The phone has support for 4G LTE, however, we’re yet to get any confirmation whether it can handle Voice Over LTE (VoLTE). The Vivo Y55s will be available from February 26th in two color options – crown gold and space grey for a price of Rs 12,490.
Commenting further on the launch, Mr Kent Cheng, CEO of Vivo India said, “After the success of Vivo V5 Plus, we hereby strengthen our Y series portfolio with the launch of this power packed device, the Y55s. We at Vivo are motivated by our endeavor to consistently set industry benchmarks by offering best in class features at affordable prices. Focused on our commitment to servicing customer satisfaction through quality products, we are hopeful that our latest innovation will be as successful as our previous offerings. We are confident that Vivo will have a great run in the year 2017.”
Vivo Y55s Specifications
- 5.2 HD (1280×720) display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor (Quad-core 1.4GHz)
- 3GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Expandable upto 256 GB
- 13MP Rear Camera & 5MP Front Camera
- 2730 mAh battery
- Android marshmallow, Funtouch 3.0