Vivo is continuously flooding the smartphone market with its innovative and camera-centric devices. The Y-series is considered to be a budget friendly one by Vivo that is added up by Vivo Y85. The Chinese brand has started taking pre-orders for the new smartphone through JD.com soon after unveiling the high-end device Vivo X21. The online retailer displays almost entire specs sheet and price details of the Vivo Y85.
Vivo Y85 – Features
It seems that Chinese manufacturers are deeply impressed by the notch design introduce by Apple on iPhone X as every second smartphone is seen copying the same design. The Vivo Y85 is also not an exception as the top section of 6.26-inch IPS LCD display carries a notch that houses multiple front-mounted sensors. The device comes in metallic body frame with overall dimensions measuring 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89mm in size.
Vivo has embedded a Snapdragon 450 chipset under the hood to power up the Y85 that is paired with 4GB of RAM. There are two storage variants to choose from 32GB or 64GB with an option of expanding the native storage by using a dedicated microSD card slot. Whereas, the Y85 is fuelled by a 3,260 mAh battery unit.
Vivo Y85 is equipped with dual camera setup at the rear is capable of snapping impressive portrait shots with a 13MP main sensor and another 2MP secondary one having /2.0 aperture for both. The handset features gold accents around the dual camera module and fingerprint scanner. Vivo brings a 16MP camera on the front for selfie lovers while having AI and Face Recognition features.
The Vivo Y85 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box skinned with FunTouch OS 4.0. vivo has also included a smart assistant dubbed as Jovi that learns the habits of users and assists to perform various tasks with an ease. The device can be used in various modes including split screen, game mode and AR stickers. Other features include 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB, Wi-Fi, 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Vivo Y85 – Pricing and Availability
As mentioned earlier, Vivo Y85 is offered for pre-orders in China in two colors of Black and Champagne Gold with no exact shipment details. However, the 32GB variant is priced at CNY 1,598 (~$252, PKR 29,100) while the 64GB model is offered for CNY 1,798 (~$284, PKR 32,800). Every single pre-order is bundled with free Bluetooth speaker by Vivo.
Stay tuned to know exact release date of Vivo Y85 in your region with local price tag.