“The Y93 comes with Vivo’s Halo FullView display and Snapdragon 439 processor”
Vivo has announced a new mi-range smartphone in China, dubbed the Y93. The latest entrant in its Y-series joins the ever growing list of Vivo devices featuring a water-drop notch, called Halo FullView display. Plus, it’s the Chinese manufacturer’s first smartphone to run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 439 chipset. Priced at 1,500 yuan (~Rs 15,900) the smartphone is currently selling via online platforms in China. Considering the recent upsurge of Vivo devices in India, this one is also expected to debut in the country at some point. It’s possible for Y93 to gain traction in India in the budget segment (as and when it releases), considering Vivo prices it aggressively.
Talking about specs, the Vivo Y93 gets a 6.2-inch LCD display with 720 x 1520 HD+ resolution and a tear-drop notch at the top. Vivo has used a 3D micro-arc design at the back and is offering two gradient colour option – Starry Night and Red – that make Y93 more premium in look compared to most other entries in this segment. Infact it looks quite similar to the Vivo V11. Under the hood of the Y93, lies an octa-core 12nm Snapdragon 439 processor clocked at 1.95 GHz paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. This is only configuration available on Y93, but it offers a microSD card slot for expanding the storage up to 256GB.
Vivo Y93 packs plenty of punch when it comes to optics. There’s a dual-camera module at the back, which pairs a 13MP primary sensor (f/2.2 aperture) with a secondary 2MP depth sensor offering an f/2.4 aperture. Coming to the feature set, the rear-camera has a phase-detection autofocus for fast focus speeds and an AI-powered portrait mode. The 8MP selfie lens comes with features like Face Wake, AI beautification, and AR stickers. Face Wake (Vivo’s facial recognition tech) is only biometric security option available on Y93. It does not sport a fingerprint scanner. The smartphone comes with dual-SIM capabilities and runs on FuntouchOS 4.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It is fuelled by a 4,030mAh battery and connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and OTG support.