vivo’s Y31 was last seen back in 2015, and it’s surprising to see the brand revive a phone that’s not been seen in 5 years. In any case, the new device bolsters the company’s already burgeoning 2021 Y lineup, giving budget-conscious consumers triple cameras as well as Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 662 chipset for cheap.
The phone comes with a 6.58-inch IPS LCD screen with 20:9 ratio and a resolution of 1080 x 2408, has a triple camera setup with a 48MP wide main camera, 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor with flash, along with a 16-megapixel selfie camera at the front. The Snapdragon 662 processor is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and there’s a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for secure biometric unlocks.
The phone gets better optics VS the earlier Y31S 5G, as well as fast charging tech that can charge the battery to 70% in a little over an hour. vivo also claims that its 2MP macro sensor is actually usable for shooting macro photos as close as 4 cm to the subject.
It seems like an interesting alternative to the Y31s if you’re not yet keen on jumping to 5G just yet. The phone went on sale today in India and retails for INR 16,490 or (Php 11K).