The Chinese BBK giant Vivo today expanded its budget Y-series with the inclusion of new smartphone named as Vivo Y93, launched today in its homeland.
The Vivo Y93 will succeed the Y83 which came earlier this year with a Notch. It makes use of a 3D micro-arc design at the back for better ergonomics, as claimed by the company.
As far as the specs are concerned, the Vivo Y93 comes with a 6.2-inch LCD screen with an HD+ resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels resolutions and a 19:9 aspect ratio, thanks to the smaller teardrop notch at the top.
Powering the device is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC coupled with Adreno 505 GPU, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The storage can be expanded further up to 256GB using the given MicroSD card slot. In the optics department, the phone gets a dual camera setup at the back comprising a 13-megapixel primary sensor coupled with a secondary 2-megapixel depth sensor and PDAF autofocus. The camera app is equipped with nifty AI features like AI-based portrait mode. While on the front, we have an 8-megapixel shooter which supports AR stickers along with Vivo’s custom AI beautification mode that analyses user’s skin texture, colour and light for personalized enhancements.
Furthermore, it also packs in Face Unlock that is capable of recognizing 1,024 unique facial features. Following the same, as you’d have already noticed, it lacks fingerprint scanner and solely relies on Face unlock as its primary unlock method.
On the software front, the Vivo Y93 runs Android 8.1 Oreo with FunTouch OS layered on top. Additional features include Vivo’s custom Jovi AI assistant and a dedicated Game mode. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and OTG support. Lastly, it relies on a large 4,030mAh battery.
As for the price, the Y93 is available in gradient red and gradient blue colour options with a price tag of CNY 1500 (roughly Rs.15,900) in China We expect the company to launch the device in India soon. Stay tuned.