The Chinese company Vivo is one of those manufacturers that release new smartphones with enviable regularity, actively expanding their range. So, this week Vivo quietly announced another entry-level smartphone, dubbed the Vivo Y15A. Features include a large teardrop notch display and a MediaTek chipset. But let’s talk about everything in order.
Vivo Y15A is clad in a plastic case 163.96 mm high, 75.2 mm wide and 8.28 mm thick. Together with all the filling, it weighs 178 grams. The body accommodates a 6.51-inch IPS LCD panel with HD + resolution (1600 x 720 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 20 to 9. Above the screen, in a U-cut, there is an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling. On the back of the smartphone there are two more cameras: a 13-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel monochrome one that acts as a depth sensor for portrait photography.
Inside the smartphone is the Helio P35 chipset from MediaTek, which has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. The novelty is powered by a 5000 mAh battery. However, you should not count on fast charging — the power of wired charging is limited to 10 watts. This is understandable, because the Vivo Y15A is equipped with an outdated microUSB port instead of the more modern USB Type-C interface. But the smartphone has a slot for a microSD memory card, a classic 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones, a fingerprint scanner installed in the power button on the side, and support for two SIM cards. From wireless communications, it supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS. Vivo Y15A comes with Android 11 mobile operating system and FunTouchOS 11.1 firmware on board.
So far, the Vivo Y15A is only available in the Philippines. There it costs 7,999 pesos, which is about $ 160 at the current exchange rate. The smartphone is offered in two colors to choose from: green and blue.