Friday, May 31, 2024

Vivo PH lifts curtains on entry-level Y55 smartphone

By Edd K. Usman

Chinese tech company Vivo has joined the chase for the entry-level market, introducing on Friday its own bet, the Y55 smartphone, that costs P7,999.

Vivo Philippines vice president Hazel Bascon
Vivo Philippines vice president Hazel Bascon

Hazel Bascon, vice president of Vivo Philippines, said they launched the smartphone in time for the Christmas shopping season.

?The Y55 is Vivo?s first-ever entry-level smartphone that is equipped with an octa-core processor, and the first Vivo smartphone in the country that runs on the latest version of FunTouch OS,” the executive said.

Mark Cuevas, product manager of Vivo Philippines, said the Y55 will change the game for everyone ? from consumers who love to play games to those who just browse the web.

Cuevas said Y55 is equipped with the latest FunTouch OS with Smart Split 2.0 on Android Marshmallow, an 8-MP rear camera that scales up to 32 MP if used in FHD and 5 MP in front, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and Smart Screen Flash. It is also housed in a unibody design.

?Entry-level smartphones do not have to be sluggish anymore,? said Cuevas.


Other specs of the Y55 includes a 5.2-inch HD screen, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB built-in storage but can expand with SD card up to 128 GB capacity. Aside from its 2,650 mAh battery, it is also USB-OTG (On-the-Go) capable, with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

It has two SIM card slots for 4G connectivity, both supporting internet speed of up to 150mbps.

Only recently, Vivo opened its first concept store in the Philippines, at the SM Light Mall in Mandaluyong City.

“We are very proud to open Vivo’s first ever concept store that will also serve as a service center for our current customers as and supporters,” said Bascon.


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