Vivo Y21e with Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC, 5,000 mAh battery launched in India: price, specs

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The Vivo Y21e was launched in India on Friday. The pocket-friendly smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC. It packs a 5,000mAh battery that offers fast charge support and reverse charge capability. It is only offered in one configuration. According to the company, the Vivo handset is aimed at millennials and offers “best-in-class features”. Other features include an eye protection mode to filter out harmful blue light and Face Wake to unlock the smartphone.

Vivo Y21e price in India, availability

The Vivo Y21e price in India has been set at Rs. 12,990 for the only 3GB + 64GB storage option, according to a press release. Vivo also offers an extended RAM feature that allows the handset to use 0.5GB of storage as RAM. The smartphone will be available from January 14th in Diamond Glow and Midnight Blue colors through Vivo’s online store and in all partner stores.

Vivo Y21e specifications

The Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12 runs on the dual-SIM (nano) Vivo Y21e. It has a 6.51-inch HD+ (720 x 1,600 pixels) LCD Halo Full View Display. The display also has an eye protection mode to filter out the harmful blue light. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM and an option for virtual expansion by 0.5GB, as mentioned earlier. There are other features including Multi Turbo 5.0 which is said to improve data connection, system processor speed and power saving performance. The updated Ultra Game Mode is said to offer an improved gaming experience.

For photography, the Vivo Y21e offers a dual camera setup highlighted by a 13-megapixel sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens and a 2-megapixel macro camera with an f/2.4 lens. On the front is an 8-megapixel sensor with an f/1.8 lens for selfies and video calls. It offers features like Personalized Portrait mode, Super HDR and Face Beauty mode.

The Vivo Y21e is offered with 64GB of storage and a microSD card slot for expansion. However, Vivo has not revealed any details about the maximum expandable storage capacity. It packs a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charge support. There’s a reverse charging feature that can be used to juice other devices like smartwatches and headphones. It also comes with face wake function to unlock the smartphone.

The Vivo Y21e’s connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual-band WiFi, USB Type-C port and Bluetooth v5. Onboard sensors include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, e-compass, gyroscope, GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS. It measures 164.26 x 76.08 x 8.00mm and weighs 182 grams.

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