Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 chipset will likely be the most demanded mobile platform in 2021. The prime reason for it will be its potential to democratize 5G technology and take it to budget buyers. Vivo has seemed to have seen that potential early as just a week after Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 480 announcement, the Chinese smartphone maker has made its Vivo Y31s official. It’s an affordable 5G phone with features such as a 90Hz FHD+ display, 5,000mAh battery, dual-cameras, and more.

Vivo Y31s Specifications

Vivo Y31s comes with a 6.58-inch IPS LCD panel with full HD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. The display has 1500:1 contrast ratio and 20:9 aspect ratio. The phone seems to have a sizable bezel at the bottom while there’s a waterdrop notch at the top.

The Vivo Y31s comes with a dual-camera module at the back and an 8MP selfie sensor punched into the notch. The rear camera module has a 13MP primary paired with a 2MP depth sensor. The default camera modes include portrait, Pro mode, slow motion, and all other camera features you expect from a budget smartphone.

Specs-wise, the Vivo Y31s is powered by the Snapdragon 480 5G chipset coupled with up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. The phone will work on both dual-mode 5G (SA/ NSA).

It packs a 5,000mAh battery bundled with an 18W fast-charger within the box. The phone comes out running on FuntouchOS 10.5 software which is based on Android 11. Vivo continues to back a 3.5mm audio jack by featuring it in Vivo Y31s. It also includes a USB Type-C charging port, Bluetooth 5.1, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac as connectivity options. For biometric, Vivo has embedded a fingerprint sensors into power button. The phone comes in three attractive colors – gray, ruby red, and money.

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Vivo Y31s price, availability

Back in China, the Vivo Y31s is priced at CNY 1,498 (~Rs. 16,999) for the 4GB+128GB variant whereas the 6GB+128GB variant will see you shell out CNY 1,698 (~Rs. 19,250). It will go on sale from 15th January in China. While Vivo is yet to announce India launch and availability details, we expect it to touch Indian shores soon.


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