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Vivo Y32t debuts as a smartphone with a choice between MediaTek and Qualcomm processors

The new Y32t. (Source: Vivo)
The new Y32t. (Source: Vivo)
The Vivo Y32t seems like the world's most unassuming new budget Android smartphone on first look, with an HD+ display, 13+2MP rear cameras and 4G/LTE-only connectivity. However, it is interesting in that it has SKUs with either MediaTek Helio-series or Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs. They have started at under US$160 in China.

2022 seems to be the year of smartphone consumer choice along increasingly unexpected, fine and specific lines, the most notable of which might be battery charging speeds. Now, Vivo has taken this trend 1 step further with the option of either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 or MediaTek Helio G70 in the exact same new device.

The Y32t might indeed be in need of such a move: with its 6.51-inch IPS screen, Android 11-based OS and 18W charging for its 5,000mAh battery, it would hardly stand out on the market otherwise.

On that note, the 'Snapdragon Edition' of the Y32t appears to be a refresh for the virtually identically-spec'd Y32 from 2021, just with the MediaTek variant's updated rear camera hump.

The G70-powered Y32t is also the base model, at 1,099 yuan (~US$157) for its single 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage SKU, whereas the Snapdragon 680 version is the only one with 256GB of total internal space. Then again, both still have a microUSB port for charging - and a 3.5mm jack for music.

This possible result of a new adaptation to supply-chain constraints at Vivo has yet to be listed for sale in its native Chinese market.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-09-18 (Update: 2022-09-18)