Vivo Y18 Launch in India: 90Hz Display & Water Resistance on Budget

Vivo Y18 Launch in India: 90Hz Display & Water Resistance on Budget

Vivo recently introduced a new smartphone model in India as part of its Y series lineup. This particular device represents the brand's latest budget-friendly offering, boasting impressive specifications and features despite its economical cost. This unveiling closely follows the recent launch of the Vivo Y18e, showcasing the company's rapid pace of innovation in the smartphone market.

Vivo Y18 Specifications

The latest Y18 model from the Chinese manufacturer features a 6.56-inch LCD display with HD+ resolution, TUV Rheinland certification, and a peak brightness of 840 nits. Although it offers a lower resolution, the device compensates with a smooth 90Hz refresh rate screen. Powering the phone is the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, coupled with up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage capacity.

Users have the option to expand storage via a microSD card slot and potentially boost RAM through a 4GB virtual RAM expansion. In terms of photography, the Vivo Y18 is equipped with a 50-megapixel dual camera setup on the rear, complemented by an 8-megapixel front-facing selfie camera.

Advanced Features and Pricing

Fueling the device is a substantial 5,000mAh battery that supports 15W wired fast charging via USB Type-C. Notably, the charging brick is not included in the retail packaging. Additional features include the Android 14 OS with FunTouch OS 14 custom skin, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security, and an IP54 rating for water and dust resistance.

Pricing and Availability

The Vivo Y18 is competitively priced, starting at 8,999 INR (approximately 108 US Dollars) for the 4GB + 64GB storage variant. Alternatively, the 4GB + 128GB model is available for 9,999 INR (around 120 US Dollars). Interested buyers can purchase the smartphone through the Vivo eStore, with color options including Space Black and Gem Green.

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