vivo has a new entry-level smartphone, the vivo Y17s, which they silently unveiled in Singapore.

The new vivo Y17s is as basic as it gets, albeit with an interesting design with a clean camera island isolated with an embossed, reflective square. The Glitter Purple has an AG texture, similar to the Forest Green option. It also uses a 2.5D composite material for a comfortable grip.


But then again, it’s a basic entry-level phone. It’s powered by the usual MediaTek Helio G85 processor, with a single 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. There’s a microSD card slot for storage expansion.

There’s the standard 6.56-inch IPS display on the front with an HD+ resolution and the traditional 60Hz refresh rate. vivo also claims that it has a peak brightness of 840 nits.


Keeping the lights on is a 5,000mAh battery with a relatively slow 15W charger. It runs on the current Android 13 operating system with vivo’s Funtouch OS 13 on top.

Like most budget phones today, it managed to get a sharp 50-megapixel main camera, joined by a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and an 8-megapixel on the front for selfies. As a cherry on top, it’s IP54 certified for being safe from accidental water splashes and dust.


The vivo Y17s 5G has a price of SGD199 (~Php8,300) in Singapore and should arrive in other Asian countries like the Philippines soon.

vivo Y17s 5G Specs

  • Android 13, Funtouch 13
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.56-inch HD+ IPS display, 1612 x 720 pixel resolution, 269ppi
  • 60Hz refresh rate, 840 nits
  • 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
  • 128GB eMMC 5.1 internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 50-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • Single loudspeaker, Headphone jack
  • IP54 dust and splash resistant
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • FM radio
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 163.7 x 75.4 x 8.1mm
  • Weight: 186g
  • Colors: Glitter Purple, Forest Green
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 15W wired charging

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