Vivo Y55 5G launched with 50MP camera, Dimensity 700 SoC
Chinese tech giant Vivo has launched its new Y-series smartphone, the Y55 5G, in Taiwan on Monday. The handset carries a price-tag of NTD 7,990 (around Rs. 21,500) and is available in two color options. As for the key highlights, the device comes with a Full-HD+ LCD display, a 50MP triple rear camera setup, a MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor, and a 5,000mAh battery.
Why does this story matter?
- The Y55 5G arrives as the latest addition to Vivo's affordable Y-series of smartphones.
- Specifications-wise, the handset seems similar to the Y55s 5G model, which was announced in China last month with a 6,000mAh, the brand's biggest on a smartphone to date.
- However, the Y55 5G offers a redesigned camera module housing an additional depth lens, lesser RAM, and a smaller 5,000mAh battery.
The phone has a waterdrop-style notch design
The Vivo Y55 5G features a waterdrop notch design with a noticeable bottom bezel and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. On the rear, it has a rectangular triple camera module. The handset bears a 6.58-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2408 pixels) IPS LCD screen with an aspect ratio of 20:9. Dimensions-wise, it measures 164x75.84x8.25mm and tips the scales at 187g.
It sports an 8MP selfie camera
The Vivo Y55 5G is equipped with a triple rear camera setup comprising a 50MP (f/1.8) primary sensor, a 2MP (f/2.4) macro lens, and a 2MP (f/2.4) bokeh snapper. For selfies and video calling, it has an 8MP (f/1.8) front-facing camera.
It boots Funtouch OS 12 based on Android 11
The Vivo Y55 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. Under the hood, it runs on Android 11-based Funtouch OS 12 and packs a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support. For connectivity, the device offers support for dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC, a headphone jack, and a Type-C port.
Vivo Y55 5G: Pricing and availability
The Vivo Y55 5G is priced at NTD 7,990 (around Rs. 21,500) for its solo 4GB/128GB model in Taiwan and is available in Black and Blue color options. Details regarding its availability in the international markets are not known yet.