5G smartphones have been all the rage in 2020, with manufacturers trying to make them more accessible than ever. It is absolutely praiseworthy seeing how chipmakers are bringing 5G connectivity to cheaper smartphones. For instance: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765/G, MediaTek Dimensity 820, Huawei Kirin 820, and now, Samsung Exynos 880. All of these come with an integrated 5G modem while being a mid-range SoC. And now, Vivo has jumped in the “affordable 5G-capable phone” with its new Y70s 5G, which is powered by the Exynos 880. Let’s find out more about the Vivo Y70s 5G, including its specs, launch date, and expected price in Nepal.
Vivo Y70s 5G Overview
Performance & Memory
First and foremost, let’s talk about that SoC. It’s not surprising to see an Exynos-powered Vivo smartphone as we’ve seen a couple of them hit the market already. For instance, the Vivo X30 series and S6 5G both came with Samsung’s Exynos 980. Here, the new Exynos 880 is kinda like its underclocked brother.
While the core arrangement remains the same with 2x high-performance Cortex-A77 and 6x low-performance Cortex-A55 cores, Exynos 880’s A77 cores have an underclocked 2.0GHz frequency compared to 2.2GHz on the 980. Also, both SoCs are manufactured using the same 8nm lithography process. Handling graphics is the Mali-G76 MP5. Other differences between Exynos 980 and 880 can be seen in terms of display resolution, camera sensor support, etc. Yet, that shouldn’t really be of any concern in a mid-range device.
Having said that, the chipset’s efficiency can be a little worrisome, considering how all of its direct competitors are based on a comparatively efficient 7nm process. Still, no other mid-range 5G chipset boasts the flagship-grade Cortex-A77 cores and thus settle for slightly less competent Cortex-A76 cores instead. Also, all can be put to rest if Exynos 880-powered smartphones come with a cheaper price tag. The Vivo Y70s 5G comes with a memory configuration of either 6 or 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. Sadly, it doesn’t support storage expansion using SD cards.
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Design & Display
Vivo Y70s 5G has a pretty basic design for a 2020 smartphone. Its back has been built with a “double-grain stitching process”, with a combo of matte and glossy bright surface throughout the panel. The phone also glows differently depending on how light bounces off the surface. It is available in three color options: Starlight Blue, Fog Mirror, and Moon Shadow Black.
Getting to the display, you get a neat 6.53-inches FHD+ IPS LCD panel with a regular 60Hz refresh rate. Therefore, the Y70s 5G won’t be on any gaming enthusiasts’ radar. Well… a high refresh rate alone shouldn’t determine that either. Here, this phone does have 90mm liquid-cooled heat dissipation heat pipes which the company claims can cool down its temperature by 10ºC. Also, the Y70s 5G packs in Vivo’s Multi-Turbo 3.0 engine for efficient gaming.
It does have a commendable 1500:1 contrast ratio and a punch-hole cutout for the front camera, thus giving a 90.72% screen-to-body ratio. The bezels are pretty slim all-around, except for the bottom of the phone, which aids in a pleasant viewing experience.
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Getting to the cameras, the Vivo Y70s 5G has a triple camera setup at the back. Arranged vertically, you get a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The phone also has EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) for shooting stable videos on top of rear eye AF (AutoFocus) which helps to follow subjects quickly and accurately. Finally, the 16MP front camera has been housed inside the aforementioned punch-hole cutout on the top-left corner of the phone’s display.
Battery & Others
Vivo Y70s 5G has a decent 4500mAh battery, which supports 18W fast charging. But we all know that’s no longer considered “fast” in the present context of the industry. In terms of security, it features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, while also supporting face-unlock. Furthermore, the phone has loud dual stereo speakers. Vivo Y70s 5G runs on Android 10 with FunTouch OS 10.0 on top, with Vivo’s own digital assistant “Jovi” making its presence known as well.
Vivo Y70s 5G Specifications:
- Body: 6.38 x 3.02 x 0.33 inches; 190 gm
- Display: 6.53-inches IPS LCD panel; 60Hz refresh rate; 90.72% screen-to-body ratio; 1500:1 contrast ratio
- Resolution: FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels); 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Samsung Exynos 880; 8nm mobile platform
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A77 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A76)
- GPU: Mali-G76 MP5
- RAM: 6 / 8GB LPDDR4x
- Storage: 128GB UFS 2.1 (non-expandable)
- Software & UI: Android 10 with Vivo’s FunTouch OS 10.0 on top
- Rear Camera: Triple-camera;
– 40MP, f/1.8 primary shooter, PDAF, EIS
– 8MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens
– 2MP, f/2.4 macro sensor
– Single LED flash
- Front Camera: 16MP, f/2.0 aperture
- Security: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, Stereo speakers
- Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BDS, USB Type-C
- Battery: 4500 mAh battery, 18W fast charging
- Colors: Starlight Blue, Fog Mirror, Moon Shadow Black
Vivo Y70s 5G Price in Nepal and Availability
Vivo Y70s 5G is already up for pre-order in China and the actual sale will begin from June 1st, 2020. As for its price, the base 6/128GB variant of Vivo Y70s 5G goes for ¥1,998 while the and 8/128GB costs ¥2,198. We expect the price of Vivo Y70s 5G to be around Rs 35,000 for the base model when it launches later in Nepal.
|Model||Price in Nepal (Expected)||Availability (Expected)|
|Vivo Y70s 5G (6/128GB)||Rs. 35,000||June – July 2020|
|Vivo Y70s 5G (8/128GB)||Rs. 40,000||June – July 2020|