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Vivo Y81 gets price cut of Rs 1,000; now competes with Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Vivo Y81 is an entry-level smartphone with tall display and thin bezel design.

  • Published: September 20, 2018 3:07 PM IST
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Vivo has slashed the price of Vivo Y81, the smartphone that was launched just last month in India. The Chinese smartphone maker is announcing a price cut of Rs 1,000 on the smartphone, which makes it direct competitor to smartphones like the Realme 2, Honor 9N, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and the Redmi Note 5.

Vivo had launched Vivo Y81 at a retail price of Rs 12,990 in India last month. After price cut, the smartphone is now available for a price of Rs 11,990 and the discounted price is applicable on the official website of Vivo and its e-commerce partner Amazon India. Vivo is currently the third largest smartphone brand in India but it mostly sells smartphones in the mid-range and premium mid-range segment.

With revised price on the Vivo Y81, the company is actively targeting the entry-level price segment, where Xiaomi holds a upper hand right now. Vivo Y81 does not really have anything unique to fend off much acclaimed devices like the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro but it is worthy competition in the segment.

Vivo Y81: Specifications and Price

The Vivo Y81 features a 6.22-inch display with a wider notch at the top, thinner bezels and smaller chin at the bottom. It sports a plastic body and is powered by octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 CPU. The smartphone comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and supports up to 256GB via microSD card slot.

Vivo has equipped the Y81 with single 13-megapixel camera supporting f/2.2 aperture and phase detection autofocus on the back. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture. It supports WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and runs Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

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Vivo Y81 strangely skips fingerprint sensor and you will have to rely on typing those old school passwords. The Vivo Y81 packs a 3,260mAh battery and will be available in black color variant. As noted above, the Vivo Y81 is available at an effective price of Rs 11,990 after the price cut.

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  • Published Date: September 20, 2018 3:07 PM IST