vivo is wasting no time when it comes to new model releases. Just a few days ago the company announced the Y33T as a replacement for the Y33s and a device basically identical to the Y21T, unveiled a bit earlier. All of these phones basically spitting images of each other. Now we have yet another very similar device to add to the list – the vivo Y21e.
Its 164.26 x 76.08 x 8.00mm, 182-gram all plastic body looks very familiar, from the camera island, to the particular shape of the power button/fingerprint reader on the side of the device and the teardrop selfie notch. It can be purchased in either Midnight Blue or Diamond Glow colors.
In terms of specs, the Y21e borrows most things from its close siblings, including a Snapdragon 680 chipset. It is paired with 3GB of RAM (plus 500 megs of extended RAM) and 64GB of expandable storage. Its LCD display is a bit smaller at 6.51 inches and with a HD+ resolution, which is a notable distinction compared to its sibling.
For cameras, you get a 13MP, f/2.2 main camera and an additional 2MP, f/2.4 supplementary snapper. On the front – an 8MP, f/1.8 selfie. The Y21e packs a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W charging support via the Type-C port. Other specs include a 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio, OTG support and dual nano SIM cards with dual standby. You also apparently get an actual accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor and compass, with just a virtual gyroscope. The Y21e boots vivo’s latest Funtouch OS 12, though we can’t say for sure whether that’s on top of Android 12 or Android 11.
The Y21e will be priced at INR12,990 (US$175) in the Indian market.