Vivo Y50 was launched in India on Monday, soon after a Flipkart listing for the phone teasing a June 10 sale date went live. Highlights of the smartphone include 8GB of RAM, 128GB of inbuilt storage, a massive 5,000mAh battery, and a Snapdragon 665 SoC. To recall, the Vivo Y50 was first unveiled back in April in Cambodia. The smartphone will be available to purchase via both offline and online retail channels from later this week. Read on for more details about the Vivo Y50 price in India and its release date.
The Vivo Y50 price in India has been set at Rs. 17,990 for its sole 8GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage option. It is available in Iris Blue and Pearl White colour options. The phone will go on sale from Wednesday, June 10, via both online and offline retail channels.
Online retail channels for the Vivo Y50 include Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm, Tata Cliq, and, the Vivo India E-Store. To recall, the phone was launched in Cambodia for $249 (roughly Rs. 18,700) with Iris Blue and Starry Black colour options.
The Vivo Y50 runs Android-based Funtouch 10 and features a 6.53-inch full HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) display with hole-punch design and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, paired with 8GB of RAM.
In terms of cameras, the Vivo Y50 has a quad rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary shooter and an 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter with 120 degrees field-of-view. There is also a 2-megapixel portrait shooter and a 2-megapixel macro camera with 4cm focal length. For selfies and video calling, there's a 16-megapixel camera at the front.
The phone also packs a 5,000mAh battery and it does not support fast charging. Connectivity options on Vivo Y50 include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS, and USB Type-C port for charging. The phone also includes sensors such as accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and a fingerprint sensor on the back panel. There is 128GB of inbuilt storage.
Lastly, the phone measures 162.04x76.46x9.11mm and weighs 197 grams.
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