Chinese smartphone giant Vivo has introduced another sleek but affordable phone in the Indian market. Today, the all-new Vivo Y21 was launched. The phone comes with a sleek form factor but a massive battery and support for fast charging.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Nipun Marya, Director- Brand Strategy, Vivo India, said, “Y21 with its trendy design and latest features will compliment our Y series portfolio. With the launch of Y21, it becomes the slimmest 5000mAh smartphone in the segment. It has been designed for our young Gen-Z consumers in India who want an all-rounder smartphone that caters to the need of their fast-paced lifestyle.”
The Vivo Y21 features a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD display. The phone is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P35 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. However, the RAM can be extended up to 1GB more during intensive tasks like gaming. There is 128GB onboard storage, and the storage can be expanded further up to 512GB using a microSD card. Interestingly, it is one of the budget phones from Vivo that comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner cum power button. The phone is pretty slim at just 8mm, and Vivo calls it ‘Segment’s Slimmest 5000mAh Phone’.
In terms of the camera, the all-new Vivo Y21 sports a dual-camera setup on the back. There is a primary 13-megapixel camera, along with a 2-megapixel macro lens. There is an 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies and videos calls, housed inside the waterdrop-style notch.
As mentioned earlier, the Vivo Y21 packs a massive 5000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. In terms of connectivity, the Vivo Y21 offers 4G with VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz & 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.
The Vivo Y21 runs Android 11 out of the box with Vivo’s own Funtouch OS 11.1 on top. The company claims to have implemented a liquid cooling solution inside while there are various software-based features like Multi Turbo 5.0, Ultra Game Mode, and more. The phone is available in two colors- Midnight Blue and Diamond Glow. It is priced at ₹15490. The phone is available for purchase on Vivo India E-store, Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm, Tatacliq, Bajaj Finserv EMI Store, and across all partner retail stores starting today itself. Launch offers on Vivo Y21 include ₹500 cashback on HDFC Bank cards and ICICI Bank cards till September 30. There are also benefits worth up to ₹7000 for Jio customers. Online offers on the phone include extra ₹500 off on exchange and no-cost EMI options for up to nine months.