Vivo Y90 With Teardrop Notch and MediaTek Helio A22 SoC Launched at Rs 6,990

Vivo has launched one of the more entry-level smartphones, the Vivo Y90 in India which comes with waterdrop notch and face-unlock support

  • The Vivo Y90 comes with quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 SoC and 2GB RAM
  • The Vivo Y90 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Vivo’s own customisations in the form of Funtouch OS 4.5

On Thursday, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo launched its Vivo Y90 smartphone in Pakistan. However, only a day later Vivo has now introduced this phone in India. The Vivo Y90 is an entry-level smartphone from the manufacturer which comes with a waterdrop style notch. It is worth noting that the Vivo Y90 is the second smartphone to be launched by Vivo in India this month after the launch of the Vivo Z1 Pro. Now it is already known that Vivo’s Y series debuts with budget titles and consists of entry-level phones. Staying true to the trend, the Vivo Y90 is going to be one of the most affordable Vivo phones, and the company has remarked that it will be assembled at the Vivo Greater Noida facility.

Vivo Y90 Specifications and Features

The Vivo Y90, as surprising it is, does not come with the latest Android 9 Pie and instead it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Vivo’s own customisations in the form of Funtouch OS 4.5. The smartphone sports a 6.22-inch HD+ display rendering a resolution of 720×1520 pixels. The phone boasts of an 88.6% screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, the phone is powered by a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, and it comes paired with 2GB of RAM. On the camera front, the Vivo Y90 sports an 8MP single rear sensor with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. For selfies, on the front, the phone features a 5MP sensor.

The phone debuts with 16GB onboard storage; however, if the users feel the need, they can upgrade the storage via a microSD card of up to 256GB. The phone also boasts of a 4030mAh battery, and FM Radio. Connectivity options on the device include 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS. There is also support for USB-OTG, a 3.5mm audio jack, and Micro-USB 2.0 port. The dimensions of the device measure 55.11×75.09×8.28mm, and it weighs 163.5 grams.

Vivo Y90 Pricing and Availability

Nipun Marya, Director Brand Strategy, Vivo India, said about this new phone in a statement, “The Y90 caters to the increasing expectations of our consumers who are on a constant look-out for a device with bigger battery and bigger display at a highly affordable price point.”

The Vivo Y90 has been launched in India for a measly price tag of Rs 6,990, and it will come in two colour options of Black and Gold. As per the announcement by the company, the phone will be available starting tomorrow, i.e. July 27, 2019 through major e-commerce websites as well as Vivo-partner offline retailers. Vivo has also noted that the Vivo Y90 becomes the cheapest phone in the Vivo Y series of smartphones to offer face-unlock support.

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