Photo Credit: Tianyi Telecom Terminal
Vivo Y31s has leaked online as an upcoming smartphone from the Chinese company. The online listing of the phone suggests key specifications including the presence of a new Snapdragon 4-series SoC with 5G support. The new SoC series from Qualcomm is due for the first quarter of 2021. Some images of the Vivo Y31s have also appeared alongside its specifications. These suggest a waterdrop-style display notch and dual rear cameras. Additionally, Vivo Y31s price and RAM variants have been listed online that suggest that this will launch as a new mid-range phone.
China Telecom subsidiary Tianyi Telecom Terminal has listed the Vivo Y31s on its site with significant details. The listing includes images of the phone as well as its colour options. The phone is listed with a model number V2054A. This is the same that appeared on China's TENAA last month.
In terms of pricing, the Tianyi Telecom Terminal site has listed the Vivo Y31s for CNY 1,598 (roughly Rs. 18,000) for the 4GB RAM variant and CNY 1,798 (roughly Rs. 20,200) for the 6GB RAM option. The phone is listed in three colour options: Titanium Gray, Monet, and Ruby Red colour.
The Vivo Y31s is listed with an “sm4350” SoC. This is expected to be part of a Snapdragon 4-series 5G SoC series that Qualcomm announced in September and is coming in the first quarter of 2021. Other specifications available on the site include a 6.58-inch full-HD+ (1,080x2,408 pixels) display, 13-megapixel primary rear camera sensor, 2-megapixel secondary sensor, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera sensor. The phone has a 4,910mAh battery and runs on Android 11, as per the online listing.
The Vivo Y31s appears to have a USB Type-C port as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. Besides, the phone is listed with 164.15x75.35x8.40mm dimensions and 185 grams weight.
Vivo has not provided any details about the upcoming smartphone. But the listing of the phone with all its specifications suggests that the company could soon make an official announcement about the Vivo Y31s soon.
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