vivo Philippines brings yet another entry-level smartphone in the country. Meet the vivo Y16, joining the growing Y-series of devices in the brand’s lineup.
The new vivo Y16 shares a very identical design to the Y35 that just came out a week ago. It even has similar color options with the Drizzling Gold variant and the Sparkling Starlight. However, this one has a toned-down set of specs to accommodate the cheaper price tag.
That said, the Y16 is powered by an aging MediaTek Helio P35 octa-core processor, aided by a decent 4GB of RAM and an option between a generous 64GB or 128GB of storage.
On the front, we the usual 6.51-inch LCD screen with a resolution of, you guessed it, only HD+ at 1600 x 720 pixels. A waterdrop notch on top holds the 5-megapixel selfie snapper.
Around the back, there’s a 13-megapixel main shooter joined by a 2-megapixel camera that thankfully has a macro lens instead of just being a depth sensor.
It ships with a 10W charger to juice up its 5,000mAh battery. At the helm of everything is the Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12.
The vivo Y16 4GB/64GB variant has an official price of Php7,999 while the 4GB/128GB is at Php8,499. They will be available starting September 17 on vivo’s official website and other online and offline stores.
vivo Y16 Specs
- Android 12, Funtouch OS 12
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 6.51-inch HD+ IPS LCD display, 1600 x 720 pixel resolution, 270ppi
- MediaTek Helio P35 octa-core processor
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card
- 5-megapixel front camera
- 13-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (macro, f/2.4) rear cameras, LED flash
- Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- HSPA+, 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 163.95 x 75.55 x 8.19mm
- Weight: 183g
- Colors: Drizzling Gold, Stellar Black
- 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 10W charging