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Last month, vivo launched the vivo Y21 with Helio P35 chip in India. Now, the Chinese smartphone maker has silently unveiled the vivo Y21s mid-range phone in Indonesia. This is the first midrange vivo smartphone to have a 50-megapixel main camera.

vivo Y21s launched

The vivo Y21s sports a 6.51-icnh LCD screen with a teardrop notch that offers an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a regular 60Hz refresh rate. It offers a screen space of 89 percent. For authentication, it features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and carries support for face unlock.

The phone is powered by Helio G80 chipset, paired with 4 GB of RAM and 1 GB of extended RAM. It offers 128 GB of internal storage and a dedicated microSD card slot. The Y21s house a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. It can be used as a power bank to charge other devices.

The rear camera setup of the vivo Y21s features a 50-megapixel main camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth assist lens. Sitting on the front of this phone is an 8-megapixel camera, which has been optimized to capture better selfies in low-light conditions.

The vivo Y21s runs on Android 11 OS, which is skinned with FunTouch OS 11.1. The device offers other features such as dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

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vivo Y21s

vivo Y21s Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands:
    • HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
    • HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 4G bands:
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66
    • 1, 3, 5, 8, 40
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE
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Launch

  • Announced: 2021, September 21
  • Status: Available. Released 2021, September 21

Design                                           

  • Dimensions: 164.3 x 76.1 x 8 mm (6.47 x 3.00 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 182 g (6.42 oz)
  • Colors: Midnight Blue, Pearl White
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD
  • Size: 6.51 inches, 102.3 cm2 (~81.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 11, Funtouch 11.1

Hardware

  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6769V/CU Helio G80 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • Storage: 128GB 4GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), PDAF
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: LED flash
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: FM Radio
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • NFC: Yes (market/region dependent)
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 18W

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vivo Y21s Price and Availability

vivo Y21s price

The vivo Y21s comes in colors like Pearl White and Midnight Blue and is priced at IDR 2,799,000 (~$197). We expect it to hit other markets including Nigeria in the coming days.

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