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Vivo Y15s silently launched in Singapore for $133 [Update: available in Philippines as Y15a]

Vivo Y15s


The Vivo Y15s has launched in the Philippines as Vivo Y15a. Unlike the Y15s, the Y15a have 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Moreover, it runs the full-fledge Android 11 and not the Go Edition as the former. Apart from these few differences, other specifications (including the colors) are the same. It is selling for PHP 7,999 (US$159) in the Philippines.

It's nearly everyday we get to witness the launching of a brand new smartphone from either OPPO or Vivo, both owned by the same parent company of course. Today, it is Vivo turn to launch a new device which they've just did in Singapore. The Y15s joins the firm entry-level lineup with a 6.51-inch LCD screen with HD+ resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio. No screen protection whatsoever.

At the rear resides dual camera setup - a 13-megapixel (f/2.2) primary camera and a secondary 2-megapixel (f/2.4) depth camera for portraits. Selfie can be taken using the 8-megapixel (f/2.0) camera equipped inside the waterdrop notch above the display. These cameras can record videos in Full HD (1080p) and nothing more.

Let's take a look at what is inside. Driving the hardware is a Mediatek Helio P35 chipset that is based on a 12nm process, clubbed with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There is a provision for an external storage, so you can insert a microSD card to further expand the inbuilt storage if you so wish. The storage used is eMMC 5.1, which means you should expect slow boot up speed and data transfer rate.

Also read: Vivo Y71T with 5G launches with AMOLED screen, 64MP dual rear cameras

The Vivo Y15s runs the tuned-down Android 11 Go Edition out-of-the-box with FunTouch OS 11.1 on top. At the side is a fingerprint sensor for biometric security, while you will find a 3.5mm audio jack alongside a micro USB port at the bottom. Other connectivity present includes Bluetooth 5, WiFi, Dual 4G VoLTE, GPS, and FM radio. It is powered by a 5000mAh battery that can be fast-charge using the 10W charger provided in the box.

Vivo Y15s Key Specifications

  • Display: 6.51-inch HD+ (1600x720) IPS LCD, 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Processor: 2.3GHz Octa-Core Mediatek Helio P35
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB (expandable via microSD card)
  • Camera(s): 8MP (front) / 13MP+2MP (rear)
  • OS: Android 11 Go Edition
  • Battery: 5,000mAh, 10W fast charging

The Vivo Y15s is selling in Singapore on Vivo official site and third-party retailers for SGD 179 (US$133). Buyers can pick one in either Mystic Blue or Wave Green colors.

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