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Vivo Y1s 3GB RAM variant was launched in India on Tuesday, and it will sit alongside the existing 2GB option. The new model comes in two distinct colour options and has 32GB of onboard storage. In addition to the new Vivo Y1s variant, the Chinese company has hiked the prices of the Vivo Y1s 2GB RAM model and the Vivo Y12s. The increased prices are applicable through both online and offline channels in the country. The Vivo Y1s in 2GB RAM option was launched in November, while the Vivo Y12s debuted in January.
The Vivo Y1s 3GB variant carries a price tag of Rs. 9,490. The smartphone comes in Aurora Blue and Olive Black and is available for purchase through Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm, Tatacliq, Vivo India E-store, and Bajaj EMI Store. It is also on sale through some offline retail stores in the country.
Alongside the Vivo Y1s 3GB RAM variant, the Vivo Y1s 2GB RAM model and the Vivo Y12s have received a price hike of Rs. 500 in the country. The Vivo Y1s 2GB variant is available at Rs. 8,490, up from the earlier Rs. 7,990 price tag. Similarly, the Vivo Y12s price has been increased to Rs. 10,490 from Rs. 9,990.
The increased prices of the Vivo Y1s 2GB RAM variant and Vivo Y12s reflect on online marketplaces including Amazon and Flipkart.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Vivo Y1s runs on Android 10 with Funtouch OS 10.5 and features a 6.22-inch HD+ (720x1,520 pixels) display. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 SoC, along with up to 3GB of RAM. There is also 32GB of onboard storage as standard, with support for expansion via microSD card (up to 256GB).
For photos and videos, the Vivo Y1s has a single, 13-megapixel camera sensor at the back, with an f/2.2 lens. There is also a 5-megapixel selfie camera sensor available at the front.
The Vivo Y1s has 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. The phone also packs a 4,030mAh battery and weighs 161 grams.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Vivo Y12s runs on Android 10-based Funtouch OS 11 and comes with a 6.51-inch HD+ (720x1,600 pixels) IPS display. It has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, along with 3GB of RAM. There is also 32GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card. There is a dual rear camera setup that has a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 lens and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.4 lens.
Vivo has provided an 8-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front, with an f/1.8 lens.
Connectivity options on the Vivo Y12s include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone also comes with sensors such as an accelerometer, ambient light, and a proximity sensor. Further, there is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Vivo Y12s packs a 5,000mAh battery with 10W charging. It measures 164.41×76.32×8.41mm and weighs 191 grams.
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