Vivo is moving its 18:9 and narrow bezel approach to the lower end of the spectrum, or better said on entry level models. One such example is the freshly announced Vivo Y71, which debuted with entry level specs, an 18:9 screen and 84.4% screen to body ratio.


The device runs Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and integrates a 6 inch HD+ LCD display. It has an 18:9 Full Views screen, a 13 megapixel CMOS sensor main camera, plus a 5 MP front shooter. On the connectivity list there’s 4G LTE, dual SIM card slots and the typical Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi b/g/n.

I’m surprised VoLTE also made the cut. Other specs include 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and a 3360 mAh battery. Available in gold and matte black, the device doesn’t have its CPU revealed, but seeing how Vivo goes with Snapdragon often, I imagine a Snapdragon 4xx series CPU is inside. Maybe something like a Snapdragon 430 or Snapdragon 435 perhaps.

The price should be around $168 for this device. I can’t say it has any selling point, other than the looks. This feels like a Huawei Mate 10 Lite minus the dual back and front cameras.

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