Vivo on Monday officially launched its Vivo Y27L smartphone for the Indian market. Priced at Rs. 12,980, the smartphone is already available via online and offline retailers. The company has also announced its Y31 smartphone, set to launch next week, without pricing and specifications.
The dual-SIM dual standby supporting Vivo Y27L runs its native FunTouch OS 2.0 UI based on Android 4.4 KitKat and features a 4.7-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution IPS display. It is powered by a 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz coupled with Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB of RAM. There is 16GB of built-in storage, which can be further expanded via a microSD card (up to 128GB). The Vivo Y27L also sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, apart from a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The handset additionally features Night, Panorama, Bokeh and Face Beauty modes.
Vivo Y27L supports Indian 4G LTE bands (2300MHz and 1800MHz) along with GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB connectivity. Measuring 136.9x68.1x6.99mm, the smartphone weighs 137 grams and is backed by a 2260mAh Li-Po battery. Ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, gravity sensor, and E-compass are also included.
The smartphone with magnesium alloy metal back cover features a Hi-Fi chip AK4375 for better sound experience. Vivo Y27L also brings Long Screenshot feature in which users can scroll and take screenshots of as many pages they want and share it as a single image, something Samsung showcased in its recently launched Galaxy models. Screen recording and smart wake are also housed inside the smartphone. Smart wake lets users access different applications directly from the lock screen with a simple finger swipe.
"We are pleased to announce the launch of Y27L and Y31 models in the affordable price segment for Indian audience. We endeavour to bring happiness for our smartphone lovers who are looking for unbeatable proposition, dynamic features and stylish design at an invincible price range, in the festive season. Along with the next generation handsets, comes our commitment towards precision and quality for all our products across India," said Alex Feng, CEO of Vivo Smart Phone India.