GST effect: These Vivo smartphones have become costlier in India
As the GST rate on smartphones increased from 12% to 18%, several smartphone manufacturers including Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi have hiked the prices of their handsets in India. Now, citing retail chain sources, 91mobiles has claimed that the Chinese tech giant Vivo has also increased the prices of its handsets by up to Rs. 2,000. Here's a list of the smartphones that have become costlier.
The camera-centric Vivo V17 will now be available at Rs. 24,990 as against its old price of Rs. 22,990. The handset sports a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen with a Full-HD+ resolution and an under-display fingerprint sensor. It is powered by a Snapdragon 675 chipset, paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. Under the hood, it packs a 4,500mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support.
The quad camera setup on the Vivo V17 comprises a 48MP (f/1.8) primary sensor, an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle lens, and a couple of 2MP (f/2.4) lenses for depth sensing and macro photography. For the selfie lovers, the handset offers a 32MP (f/2.4) front-facing snapper.
The Vivo S1 Pro has received a price hike of Rs. 2,000, and it will now be up for grabs at Rs. 20,990 (previous price: Rs. 18,990). It sports a 6.38-inch notched display with a Full-HD+ resolution and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone is fueled by a Snapdragon 665 chipset, paired with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a solid 4,500mAh battery.
The Vivo S1 houses quad rear cameras including a 48MP (f/1.8) primary sensor, an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 2MP (f/2.4) macro camera, and another 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor. Up front, the phone sports a capable 32MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper.
Meanwhile, the mid-budget Vivo Y19 has become costlier by Rs. 1,000. It will now be sold at Rs. 14,990 as against its previous price of Rs. 13,990. Featuring a waterdrop notched design, the Vivo Y19 houses a 6.53-inch LCD screen with Full-HD+ resolution and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. Further, it draws power from a MediaTek Helio P65 chipset and a solid 5,000mAh battery.
The Vivo Y19 offers a triple lens rear camera setup comprising a 16MP (f/1.78) primary sensor, an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle sensor, and another 2MP (f/2.4) portrait lens. For selfies, video calling, and face unlock, the handset houses a 16MP (f/2.0) front-facing snapper.
Lastly, the Vivo Y15 will be available at Rs. 12,990 as against its old price of Rs. 11,990. The handset comes with a 6.35-inch HD+ LCD screen and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a long-lasting 5,000mAh battery.
In the imaging department, the Vivo Y15 houses a triple rear camera setup comprising a 13MP (f/2.2) primary sensor, an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle lens, and another 2MP (f/2.4) portrait lens. Up front, it offers a 16MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper.
Apart from the aforementioned models, there are some other Vivo phones that have become costlier. For instance, the mid-ranger S1 will now be sold at Rs. 17,990. Further, the Vivo Y91i will be available at a starting price of Rs. 7,990, while the Y12 and Y11 models will be up for grabs at Rs. 10,990 and Rs. 9,990, respectively.