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Qualcomm Snapdragon 425-powered Vivo Y71 hits India tomorrow

Vivo Y71 Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (Source: Android Authority)
Vivo Y71 Android phablet (Source: Android Authority)
The new Vivo Y71 phablet has a generous 6-inch display and features a low-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 3 GB RAM, just 16 GB internal storage (expandable thanks to a microSD slot), as well as a single 13 MP camera on the back and a 5 MP selfie shooter. However, it also comes at a price of around US$168.

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The Indian market is dominated by Xiaomi and Samsung, but there is room for other brands as well. Vivo is one of these brands fighting for a slice of the pie and the new Y71 phablet might be one of the devices that could help them be more relevant in India this year than in 2017.

The main attribute of the Vivo Y71 is its size because — unfortunately — there is nothing special about it otherwise. The 6-inch display has a rather low resolution of 1,440 x 720 pixels, but together with the low-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, it should help the 3,360 mAh battery provide a better autonomy. Next to them, the list of specs and features also includes 3 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage (there is also microSD support present), a 5 MP selfie camera with "AI Face Beauty" mode, a 13 MP main image shooter, but it runs the Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0 mobile operating system.

Since its local price is the equivalent of less than US$170, it shouldn't be surprising that the Vivo Y71 has a plastic case and is only available in black and gold. This phablet will hit brick and mortar locations across India tomorrow, while online retailers will add it to their portfolios on April 16. For now, there is no word about its international launch, so those who find this device interesting might want to look at one of the similarly priced (and more powerful) Xiaomi devices, for example the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625-powered Redmi Note 5.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-04-13 (Update: 2018-04-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.