Vivo’s Y-series of smartphones are usually budget-oriented. They are not quite popular as the V-series handsets but they have made a good mark, especially on the budget segment. And according to the new leaks, Vivo is expanding its Y-series lineup. Although the initial leaks cued the upcoming Y-series devices to launch with Y5 and Y3 and model name, the new leaks have something different to say. The upcoming Vivo phone will come as Vivo Y17 and feature a triple camera setup at its back.
Vivo Y17 Specifications (Leaked)
In terms of design, the phone looks more or less similar to the last year’s Vivo Y91. With dual-tone gradient finish on the back and a tiny water-drop notch on the top, Y17 shares an uncanny resemblance with the Y91. Although the V-series handsets leaped forward with the pop-up style selfie camera, we won’t be getting that here. The selfie shooter will dwell on a 6.35-inch screen and will make use of a 20MP sensor. The front camera is also said to come with AI capabilities.
But unlike the Y91, the phone enjoys triple rear cameras. However, there is no information regarding the resolution of the sensor and the type of lens used. But we can expect it to be a combination of a wide-angle lens, an ultra-wide-angle lens, and a depth sensor just like on the Vivo V15 and V15 Pro. And the triple rear camera setup will also be enriched with Artificial Intelligence.
On the performance side, there will be MediaTek Helio P35 chipset. And there will be 4GB of RAM to aid in multitasking. Talking about the internal memory, there will be 128GB of onboard storage to store all sort of files and photos.
The battery has to be the USP of the phone. We have seen Vivo pushing the battery capacity up to 4030mAh on the Y91. But this time Vivo went one step further and included a massive 5000mAh battery. And to make the charging process hassle-free, Vivo has also bundled Dual Engine fast charging technology.
Pre-order and Launch date
A poster from Indonesia highlights some major specs of the device. Apart from that, the poster has also clearly written the pre-order date of the device in the country. The device will be available for pre-order starting from 18th of April and will last till the 30th. Pre-bookers will also be getting a Bluetooth headset for free.
The device was also rumored to launch in India really soon. Indian Premier League (IPL) is also taking place in India, where Vivo is the title sponsor. So IPL seems like a good platform to unveil the device and Vivo could do the same. If that happens, launch on India and Indonesia may occur around the same time.