Chinese Smartphone maker, Vivo has announced their latest power mobile handset, it is the Vivo Y17 with 5000mAh battery capacity, AI triple rear cameras, and 6.35-inch Halo FullView display.
The Vivo Y17 is the company’s latest mid-range smartphone in the ‘Y Series’ in India. However, it also supports 18W fast charging technology.
Before the official announcement, the handset specs and features has already been leaked. The handset was launched in a lone model.
Vivo Y17 Specs
*. Display: 6.35-inch (1544×720 pixels) HD+19.3:9 IPS 2.5D curved glass display
*. Dimensions: 159.43 × 76.77 × 8.92mm
*. Weight: 190.5g
*. Colors: Mineral Blue and Mystic Purple color options
*. Processor: 2.3GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) 12nm Processor
*. GPU: IMG PowerVR GE8320
*. RAM: 4GB
*. Storage: 128GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
*. Dual SIM: YES
*. OS: Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9.0 (Pie)
– Back cameras: 13MP lens with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 2MP depth sensor, and 8MP ultra-wide angle lens
– Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES (rear-mounted)
*. Network and connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4+5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS
*. Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass, Gyroscope, and Proximity sensor.
*. Battery: 5000mAh battery capacity with 18W Dual-Engine fast charging
Design and Display
The Vivo Y17 arrives with a stunning Mirror finishing design at the back panel, and it sports a water-drop notch display at the up front of the screen display.
Arrives with a 6.35” Halo FullView Display, LCD panel with HD+ resolution, 19.3:9 aspect ratio and it boasts of 89% screen-to-body ratio.
The bezels surrounding the screen display are quite thinner, but it still comes with a chin at the bottom of the handset display.
For the other components, volume and power buttons stays on the right side, while the 3.5mm audio jack, microphone, speaker grille, and Micro-USB port sit at the bottom edge.
It packs gradient metal back, with Mineral Blue and Mystic Purple color options, and a fingerprint sensor scanner is mounted at the back panel.
Camera and Connectivity
Vivo Y17 mobile phone sports a triple rear camera, that is enhanced by Artificial Intelligence, AI. And a single front facing selfie snapper.
The back panels hosts a vertical mounted triple camera lens, which consists of the main 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture, plus another 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
While the 13MP acts as the main lens here, the 8MP as the wide-angle camera and then the 2MP Depth Camera. Allowing you to take beautiful portraits.
All the three cameras are backed by a rear flash, and the other camera features includes PDAF, time-lapse, HDR, AI Face Beauty, and super wide angle mode.
But the water-drop notch display design houses a single 20-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture, for taking magnificent selfies.
Like the triple camera lens, it also comes with AI-enhancement such as gender detection, panorama, face beauty, live photo, HDR, portrait, AI face beauty, camera filters, and more.
Anyways, the mobile phone supports dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4+5GHz), GPS + GLONASS, 4G VoLTE Bluetooth 5.0, Micro-USB with OTG, GPS, FM radio, and more as the network and connectivity features.
Performance and Battery
The Vivo Y17 device is powered by a 12nm MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) chipset and runs on a 2.3GHz Octa-Core processor.
Coupled with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU and Ultra Game Mode, which provides a seamless platform to play intensive games. Well, it might not one of the best out there, but it is plausible.
As already mentioned, the device is available in a single variant, 4GB of RAM, plus 128GB of internal memory, which is expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD.
There is the monstrous 5000mAh battery capacity, that supports 18W Dual-Engine fast charging technology. The Vivo Y17 runs on Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9.0 OS out of the box.
Vivo Y17 Price
You can purchase the device right now at a pocket friendly price of INR17,990 or about $260/€230, this is for the Vivo 4GB RAM + 128GB storage. More options might be available later.
The price of the phone, Vivo Y17 is radically expensive, this is when compared to the price of the latest Redmi Y3 handset. Although, the specs differences are noticeable.