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Vivo announced the new Y69 in India

5,5-inch display, Octa-core CPU with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage, 16 Megapixel Selfie camera
cjmagowan  —  1 year ago ( Aug 27, 2017 )    |    Mobile

Vivo’s latest incarnation of a Selfie-centric smartphone device was recently introduced in India as the new Vivo Y69. Despite the quietly odd name, the new device seems to sit fit very well on customers who are looking for a cheaper alternative device designed for great Selfies.

Like the rest of the newest Vivo devices, the Y69 also comes with a very familiar design and is built with a full metal shell with antenna lines similar that on an iPhone as it has been. The device comes with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a 1280 x 720 resolution. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6570 8-core processor with 3GB of RAM. For storage, it includes a 32GB of flash memory and a microSD card slot that supports up to 256GB.

As the device is built for Selfies, the front-facing camera gets the focus for imaging and got a 16 Megapixel front-facing camera with a f/2.0 Aperture with on-screen flash that Vivo calls it as Moonlight flash that provides a soft glow lighting on self-portrait shots. The back gets a 13 Megapixel camera with an f/2.2 Aperture and is coupled with an LED flash.

Basically, the Vivo Y69 comes with a standard smartphone features including 4G/LTE support on dual-SIM’s, W-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support, a microUSB 2.0 port for charging and data transfer that also supports OTG. Then there’s an FM Radio and a fingerprint sensor embedded into the Home button.

The Vivo Y69 runs on a 3000 mAh embedded battery and is driven by Vivo’s FunTouch OS 3.2 based on Android 7.0 (Nougat).

The new handset will be available in Champagne Gold and Matte Black color options beginning September 1 in India for both online and in physical stores in the country with a price tag of INR 14,990 ($234).