Vivo has announced a new budget smartphone in China. It is called the Vivo Y25 and is now available for sale in the country at a price of 499 Yuan (Rs 4,821/$72 approx.)
The Vivo Y25 comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA screen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The smartphone comes with a polycarbonate shell and is powered by a Mediatek 6580 quad-core SoC. Apart from that, the Vivo Y25 comes with 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Vivo is also offering a MicroSD card slot for memory expansion up to 128GB.
As for the cameras, the budget smartphone from the Chinese OEM comes with a pair of 5MP and 2MP sensors. It goes without saying that the 5MP unit sits on the rear of the smartphone while the 2MP one is located on the front to the top of the display.
The Vivo Y25 runs on FunTouch OS 2.1 based on Android Lollipop 5.1. The presence of a Lollipop based ROM on a smartphone appears quite dated, considering the fact that Nougat has started to roll out to a large number of devices already. We do understand the price segment it operates in, but launching a phone with a 2.5-year old OS is criminal, to say the least.
The Vivo Y25 has two SIM slots with support for 4G LTE. It also comes with a Smart Click feature that lets users hold the volume control to bring up customized features or app on the lock screen. The rest of the features of the Vivo Y25 include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM Radio and 1,900mAh battery.
Vivo Y25 Specifications
- 4.5 inch FWVGA (854 x 480) IPS Display
- 1.3GHz Quad Core Mediatek 6580 with Mali 400 MP2 GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB Internal Storage + Upto 128GB External Storage (via MicroSD)
- 5MP Rear Camera with LED Flash
- 2MP Front Camera
- 1,900mAh battery
- Dual SIM with 4G LTE support
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- Android Marshmallow 6.0 with FunTouch OS
- Colors: White and Grey
Despite the low price, we do not see too many people in India would be waiting with bated breath to see it launch in the country.