A Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Vivo launched a new smartphone in the Indian market, called Vivo Y53i. Based on the Y53i specifications, it's an entry-level smartphone. Last year, the company launched the Vivo Y53 smartphone and the new Y53i is the successor of it. It looks like the Vivo launched the Y53i phone to compete with Xiaomi's Redmi 5A and Redmi Y1 Lite (2 GB version) smartphones.
Vivo Y53i entry-level smartphone features a 5-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels of resolution. While the Redmi 5A and Redmi Y1 Lite support 720P resolution. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset under the hood along with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage option with micro AS card support. We can expect that it comes with Octa-COre CPU on board.
The Y53i featured with the 8-megapixel camera on the back side and 5-megapixel camera on the front side for selfies and video calls. Vivo Y53i is packed with 2,500 mAh capacity battery inside the body while the Xiaomi's Redmi 5A has 3,000 capacity battery. The phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out of the box.
Unfortunately, there is no fingerprint scanner but it comes with amazing Face Unlock feature that generally comes in high-end devices. The Vivo Y53i has G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a micro USB port. It features a plastic body and weighs just 137grams.
The company launched Vivo Y53i entry-level smartphone at 7,990 INR (~$121). While the XIaomi Redmi 5A available at 5,999 INR (~$90) with 720P resolution display and bigger 3,000 mAh battery. An Rs. 7,999, Xiaomi Redmi 5 (2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM) model comes with HD+ screen, an SD450 SoC, a 3,300mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner.
A Mumbai based retailer, Mahesh Telecom tweeted that the new Vivo Y53i is now available. The phone is available via offline in India. But, there is no information about the availability of the phone.