Vivo Y1s with MediaTek Helio P35 launched in India, exclusive to Jio

Vivo has quietly made the Y1s official. The Chinese smartphone maker has listed the new budget phone on its website along with information about its specifications. The vivo.com listing also confirms that the phone will be sold locked to telecom operator Jio that in turn will provide exclusive offers to the buyers of Vivo Y1s. It is unclear whether an unlocked version of the phone will also reach the market; however, it is very likely to happen.

Vivo Y1s price in India

While the Vivo website doesn’t mention the price of Y1s. Mumbai-based brick-and-mortar retailer Manish Khatri has shared that the phone is now available with a price tag of Rs. 7,990. Khatri is a very credible source for information on new smartphone launches in the country. In addition to the regular mobile retailers, the Y1s could be offered via Jio stores, Reliance Digital, and Jio website in the coming days. 

Vivo Y1s
Vivo Y1s comes with a single rear camera

According to Khatri, Jio users will get one time free screen replacement valid for the first six months of their Y1s purchase and shopping benefits worth Rs. 4,550 given the buyer recharges their Jio prepaid account with plans over Rs. 248. Free ShemarooMe subscription for 90 days will be offered as well.    

Vivo Y1s specifications, features

According to Vivo, the Y1s will be offered in two colour options – Aurora Blue and Olive Black. The phone sports a waterdrop-style notch on the front and carries a 6.2-inch HD+ (720×1,520 pixels) LCD. The phone is powered by octa-core MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 SoC that is also present in the recently announced Samsung Galaxy A12. Other specifications of the new Vivo phone include 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, and a microSD card slot. 

There is 4,030mAh battery in the Vivo Y1s and it runs on Funtouch OS 10.5, based on Android 10. For the imaging needs, Vivo has added a single 13-megapixel shooter on the back and a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front. Connectivity options include dual-SIM support, single band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB OTG support, 4G LTE, and Micro-USB port. The phone also houses 3.5mm audio jack.