Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has quietly added a new entry-level smartphone to its Y-series. Called Y53i, the smartphone is priced at Rs 7,990. At this price point, the smartphone will compete with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Nokia 2 among others. While Vivo hasn t officially announced it, Mumbai based retailer (Mahesh Telecom) has shared details about the smartphone. Also Read - Vivo V20 SE launch confirmed for September 24; poster leaks online
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The smartphone features a 5-inch display running at a resolution of 540x960pixels. It is disappointing that the screen doesn t even have an HD (720p) resolution, while its competitors priced in the same range do. At the heart of the Y53i runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core SoC paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage. A microSD card slot for further storage expansion is also present. Also Read - Vivo announces a new RGBW camera sensor for smartphones; everything we know
In the photography department, the smartphone features an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera. The selfie camera also supports Face Unlock feature. Armed with a 2,500mAh battery, the smartphone comes with connectivity options such as dual SIM card slots, 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS.
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In the software department, the Vivo V53i runs on the two-generations-old Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is quite disappointing, especially when Android 8.0 Oreo has been released for over 7 months now. The smartphone is available via offline retail channels, but there is no word on online availability.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 which is also priced at Rs 7,999 for the base variant, comes with an HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio, a better Snapdragon 450 SoC, along with a bigger 3,300mAh battery making it a value for money proposition.