After the successful release of the Vivo X23, the company has announced another midrange smartphone — the Vivo Y97.

Similar to the new Vivo V11, the Y97 features new color options including Dream Powder, Starry Night Black, and Aurora Blue. It has an all-glass exterior build and a 3D micro-arc which helps in giving a better grip of the device.

The Vivo Y97 has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED screen that comes with a Halo notch and 90.3% screen-to-body ratio. On the inside, it’s quite similar to the V11i configuration as it consists of 4GB RAM, 128GB onboard storage, and an octa-core Helio P60 chipset.


Although most of its hardware resembles the V-series, the camera department is a different story. Vivo Y97 is equipped with a 16-megapixel selfie shooter and 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel rear cameras for more serious photography. All cameras are assisted by AI to take better shots and add creative effects with stickers and AR backgrounds.


Vivo Y97 Specs

  • Android 8.1 Oreo, FunTouch OS 4.5
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Display, 2280 x 1080 pixel resolution,
  • 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor
  • Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 16-megapixel f/2.0 + 2-megapixel f/2.4 dual rear cameras, PDAF, LED flash
  • 16-megapixel front-facing camera f/2.0
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Colors: Auroroa Blue, Dream Powder, Starry Night Black
  • Dimensions: 155.97 x 75.63 x 8.1 mm
  • Weight: 162 g
  • 3,315mAh non-removable battery

The Vivo Y97 price in China is CNY 1,998 (~$291) which is equivalent to around Php15,600 when converted to Philippine peso. Official pricing and availability in the Philippines is currently unknown.

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