vivo Y55 5G launched with Dimensity 700, 50MP triple cam: Specs & Price

vivo Y55 has silently unveiled the vivo Y55 in Taiwan. The a new variant has the same specs and design as the Y55s that debuted recently as Vivo’s largest battery smartphone in China.

Vivo Y55 5G launched

The vivo Y55 5G has an IPS LCD panel with a waterdrop notch design. The 6.58-inch display offers an FHD+ resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. The power button available on the right edge of the device is integrated with a fingerprint scanner.

For selfies, the vivo Y55 5G possesses an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear camera system of the device has a 50-megapixel primary camera, which is coupled with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The comes preinstalled with Android 12 OS, which is overlaid with FunTouch OS 12 UI.

Sitting under the hood of the vvo Y55 5G is the Dimensity 700 chipset. The handset offers 4 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128 GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

While the Y55 5G featured a 6,000mAh battery, the Y55s has arrived at a smaller 5,000mAh battery. Like the Y55s, the new variant carries support for 18W charging through USB-C. Apart from the difference in the battery department, the newly unveiled Y55 5G is identical to the Y55s 5G.

Vivo Y55 5G in blue

Vivo Y55 5G Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G bands: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 78 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2022, January 17
  • Status: Available. Released 2022, January 17

Design

  • Dimensions: 164 x 75.9 x 8.3 mm (6.46 x 2.99 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 187 g (6.60 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back
  • Colors: Black, Blue
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD
  • Size: 6.58 inches, 104.3 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2408 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 11, Funtouch 12

Hardware

  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
  • Storage: 128GB 4GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP, f/1.8, (wide)
  • 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: 5.1, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C, USB On-The-Go

Features

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

Battery

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

vivo Y55 5G Price and Availability

Vivo Y55 5G in colors

In Taiwan, the vivo Y55 5G carries a price tag of NTD 7,990 (~$290). As can be seen in the official renders, it comes in black and gradient blue colors. vivo is yet to confirm the names of the other markets that will be receiving the Y55/Y55s 5G.

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