The smartphone launches continue in India. Xiaomi today launched the Redmi Note 6 Pro in India, and later this week, another Chinese brand Vivo is all set to introduce its Y95 smartphone in the country. Vivo has launched a lot of smartphones in the last three months and the company will be expanding its product portfolio with the Vivo Y95 smartphone. According to an IANS report, the Vivo Y95 will be launched in India on November 25 and it will bear a price tag of around Rs 20,000. That price could be because of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC. Like it did with the Snapdragon 450 chipset, Vivo will be launching India’s first smartphone with Snapdragon 439 SoC and it will be the Vivo Y95.
Vivo Y95: Expected Pricing in India
As mentioned, the Vivo Y95 will be the first smartphone in India to be equipped with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core chipset and would cost around Rs 20,000, industry sources told IANS on Thursday. The launch date for the handset is November 25. Vivo’s Y series is mainly aimed at the offline audience and it will continue with the Y95. The all-new Snapdragon 439 SoC offers support for Dual 4G, which means the Y95 will have the much-required feature out of the box.
Vivo Y95: Specifications and Features
The Vivo Y95 was launched in China and other markets earlier this month, so we have the complete specifications of the smartphone. The phone sports a 6.22-inch Full HD+ HaloView display on the front with waterdrop notch, 19:9 aspect ratio and carries a resolution of 720×1520 pixels. As noted, it has the Snapdragon 439 SoC under the hood, and going by the reports, the phone will arrive in a single variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone measures 8.3mm in thickness and weighs 163.5 grams.
This dual-SIM smartphone from Vivo comes laden with FunTouch OS out of the box. The phone has a big 4030mAh battery, but as usual, it lacks fast charging support. As seen with many Vivo smartphones in recent times, the Y95 also features dual rear cameras- a 13MP primary shooter with f/2.2 aperture works in tandem with a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, Vivo has added a 20MP shooter. The inbuilt camera app offers a slew of AI-based features.
Vivo Y95: Competitors in India
Aforesaid, Vivo’s Y series of smartphones are aimed at the offline market. The Vivo V95 will face a tough fight from the newly launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro as the Chinese company confirmed that it would be bringing the handset to Mi Preferred Partner and Mi Stores very soon. The Note 6 Pro’s base variant might retail for Rs 14,499 in the offline market and it offers way better features than the Y95. The official price of the Y95 is expected to be revealed at the company’s launch event on November 25.
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