Vivo has unveiled a new smartphone under its Y series at an event in India. The smartphone dubbed the Vivo Y55s is Vivo’s second smartphone to be introduced this year and it bears upgraded features from what was obtainable in the Y55L which was released last year most especially in areas like RAM and battery capacity and even the smartphone’s processor.
It is powered by Snapdragon’s Quad-Core 425 chipset and operates on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow platform with Funtoch 3.0 OS.
On the launch of the smartphone, CEO of Vivo India had this to say:
“After the success of Vivo V5 Plus, we hereby strengthen our Y series portfolio with the launch of this power packed device, the Y55s. We at Vivo are motivated by our endeavor to consistently set industry benchmarks by offering best in class features at affordable prices. Focused on our commitment in servicing customer satisfaction through quality products, we are hopeful that our latest innovation will be as successful as our previous offerings. We are confident that Vivo will have a great run in the year 2017.”
Vivo Y55s Specifications, Review and Highlights
Display & Design
Vivo Y55s possesses a 5.2″ IPS LCD display accompanied by a 2.5D curved-edge screen. It has a HD screen resolution of 1280*720 pixels with split-screen capabilities which offers users with a platform to multitask. An eye protection feature also means that users do not have to worry about eye strain as an adjustment in blue light has ensured for a convenient screen brightness.
Camera & OS
The smartphone has a rear camera of 13MP accompanied by a LED Flash sitting right next to it and a 5MP selfie shooter completes the camera setup. It operates on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow along with the Funtouch Operating System.
Storage & Processor
Talking about RAM capacity, the Y55L featured a 2GB RAM capacity but in the Y55s, we have a smartphone owning a 3GB RAM capacity with a 16GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 256GB using a MicroSD and as earlier dictated, the Y55s is powered by Quad-Core Snapdragon processor with a clock frequency of 1.4GHz just as the Adreno 308 GPU deals with graphics operations.
The Vivo Y55s favours a non-removable Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 2730mAh which is an evident upgrade from what the Y55L offered in terms of battery capacity.
Vivo Y55s Full Phone Specifications
Expected This Year
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
HSDPA 900 / 2100
LTE band 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300)
GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
Up to 150/50 Mbps
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Metal Unibody Design.
Crown Gold, Space Gray
IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
~282 ppi pixel density
13MP, autofocus, LED flash
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1080p HD Video
Geo-tagging, Subject-Tracking, face detection, HDR, panorama
Yes, LED Flash (Primary)
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) With Funtouch O.S 3.0
Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
Quad-Core 1.4 GHz
Expandable up to 256 GB (microSD) [dedicated]
Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Yes, Bluetooth v4.1
Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Yes; MicroUSB v2.0
Yes, GPS + A-GPS + BDS
Yes (threaded view)
Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
Yes, MP3, eAAC+, WAV, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, MP4, H.263, H.264 player
Yes, FM radio
Yes, 3.5mm Jack
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Availability and Price of Vivo Y55s in India
The Vivo Y55s will be available for purchase all over India in Crown Gold and Space Grey colors starting on the 26th of February at a retail price of Rs. 12,490.