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Vivo Secretly Announces the Y31s Smartphone in China for 1,698 Yuan (~$262)

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Vivo, has set a record as the first brand to unveil a device featuring the Snapdragon 480 SoC.

Yesterday, the brand discreetly unveiled the Vivo Y31s. The handset arrived as the world’s first smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 480 chipset.

The all-new Vivo Y31s looks like every other new smartphone from the brand. It has a rear camera design similar to that of the Vivo X50 series. It weighs 185.5 grams, and measures 164.2 x 75.4 x 8.4mm.

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Apart from the new processor, the Vivo Y31s has identical specs with other Vivo smartphones in the segment.

The Vivo Y31s comes with a 6.58-inch IPS LCD panel that supports a 90Hz refresh rate, a 20.7:9 aspect ratio, and a contrast ratio of 1500:1.

The handset’s waterdrop notch display also produces a Full HD+ resolution of 2408 x 1080 pixels. And it offers the user with a 90.61% screen-to-body ratio.

For optics, the phone comes with an 8-megapixel selfie shooter and dual rear camera setup. The rear camera unit consists of a 13-megapixel primary shooter, a 2-megapixel depth lens, and an LED flash.

As stated earlier, the Snapdragon 480 chipset will coordinate all operation of the Vivo Y31s. It comes with 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage.

The Vivo Y31s supports 5G, dual-band Wi-Fi, GNSS, and Bluetooth 5.1. For security, the phone features a side-facing fingerprint scanner that doubles at the power button.

The Vivo Y31s comes pre-installed with the FunTouch OS 10.5 skin based on Android 11 OS.

A 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging backs up the handset.

The phone comes in single 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant that retails for 1,698 Yuan (~$262). Presently, pre-order sales of the phone have started, and sales will begin on January 15.

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