Vivo Y31s launched with world’s first Snapdragon 480 5G chipset and 5,000mAh battery


Vivo is not wasting any time in democratizing the 5G smartphone. A week after the unveiling of the first Snapdragon 400-series 5G chipset, the company debuted quietly with the Vivo Y31s under the hood today. Vivo Y31s is the first smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 480 5G chipset. It sports a 90Hz display, 5,000mAh battery, dual-camera and more.

Vivo Y31s Specifications

The Vivo Y31s include a 6.58-inch full-HD + IPS LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. The display also boasts a 20: 9 aspect ratio, 2400 x 1080-pixel resolution, and a 1500: 1 contrast ratio. There is a thick bezel at the front and an 8MP selfie camera housing water drop notch at the top. The rear has a square dual-camera module. It employs a 13MP primary and 2MP depth sensor with LED flash. Vivo expects you to have portraits, pro modes, slow motion and all other camera features from a budget smartphone.

The highlight of Vivo Y31s is the Snapdragon 480 5G chipset that powers the phone. It is paired with LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage up to 6GB. This device is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery, with 18W fast charging in tow. You have not found OriginOS in this smartphone. It runs FunTOS 10.5 based on Android 11.

To round out the connectivity option, the smartphone includes a 3.5 mm audio jack, a USB Type-C charging port, dual-mode 55 (SA / NSA), Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the power button to offer a clean back design in three attractive colors.

Price and Availability

Vivo Y31s are priced starting at CNY 1,498 (~ Rs. 16,999), for the 4GB + 128GB variant while the 6GB + 128GB variant will see you out of CNY 1,698 (~ Rs. 19,250). This smartphone will be available for purchase in three color variants – Gray, Ruby Red and Money. It will start selling in China from January 15. There is no official word at the moment but we expect Vivo Y31s to be launched in India very soon.

As of now, Vivo has now revealed its availability outside the hometown, but with this, we can expect at least Snapdragon 480-powered devices in the coming months.


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