Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has introduced a new affordable smartphone in India, the Vivo Y69. The smartphone has been priced at Rs. 14,990 and will be available for sale starting from September 1 via offline stores across the country as well as e-commerce platforms Amazon and Flipkart in Champagne Gold and Matte Black color options.
The highlight of the smartphone is its 16-megapixel front camera equipped with Samsung S5K3P3ST sensor and comes with Moonlight Glow feature which allows users to take good selfies in low light. Other camera modes include Bokeh, Group Selfie, and Live Photo.
Other specifications include a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display which is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. There is a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6570 chipset, paired with 3GB of RAM. Apart from the 16-megapixel front camera, the Vivo Y69 also houses a 13-megapixel camera rear camera.
The Android 7.0 Nougat handset also features a fingerprint scanner on its home button that sits on the front. The internal storage is 32GB which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). It is a dual-SIM smartphone and the good thing is that it doesn’t come with the hybrid card slot so you can use both SIMs and a microSD card.
The smartphone also comes with some new features like Smart Split 3.0, which splits the screen into two parts so that you can enjoy two apps at the same time. Another feature is App Clone, which creates a clone of apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, BBM, and Viber.
Commenting on the launch event, Kenny Zhang, CMO of Vivo India, said, “We are pleased to introduce the Y69 in the Y series product portfolio and are confident that its premium design and superior camera features will offer great value to customers at an ideal price point. With the festive season around the corner, we are committed to fulfilling our brand promise and adding a surprise element for our valued customers with innovative devices. The forthcoming quarter shows real promise, and we are confident that our latest offering will gather positive responses from the customers.”