The vivo Y21T is expected to launch on January 3 with a Snapdragon 680 chipset. We suspected it is not an entirely new handset, and we were right – it is indeed the vivo Y33s with a Qualcomm chipset and some other minor changes. The full features list of the Y21T appeared online, revealing the company changed the selfie camera and the SoC and slapped a new name.
The vivo Y21T will have a 6.58” LCD with Full HD+ resolution. There is a waterdrop notch for the 8 MP selfie camera, unlike the 16 MP sensor in the vivo Y33s. The trio of cameras on the back is the same, thought – 50 MP f/1.8 main + 2 MP f/2.4 bokeh + 2 MP f/2.4 macro.
The Snapdragon 680 chipset is accompanied by 128 GB storage (expandable through a dedicated Micro SD slot) and 4 GB RAM. Vivo will offer the chance to expand the memory with 1 GB, although we are still not convinced it really works and whether it should be advertised.
The Y21T will have FunTouch OS 12, which sounds like based on Android 12, but it is Android 11 on the inside. The phone will also have a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging through the USB-C port on the bottom.
The source claims the phone will cost INR16,490, which is vivo’s attempt to claw some market share from the popular Realme 8 and the recently launched Redmi Note 11T. We will follow the event on Monday closely and will come back with the actual launch news once the phone gets announced.