Correction: The previous version of this article stated the phone will have a Snapdragon 690 chipset. After further investigation, we established it is a yet unannounced platform.
vivo is expected to launch the X60 series today, but it's also continuing work on its host of mid-rangers. The latest phone we hear of is called vivo Y31s 5G and appeared on China Telecom's website with all its specs and photos. It is a more affordable version of the vivo Y52s 5G with downgrades in the chipset and main camera departments.
The vivo Y31s 5G has a Snapdragon chipset and a single memory tier - 6/128 GB. The screen has a 6.58” diagonal and much like on the Y52s is of the LCD variety.
The dual setup on the back sees the Y52's 48MP sensor reaplaced with a more basic 13MP one, while a 2MP secondary snapper is mostly serving decorative purposes. At the front an 8MP camera is sitting inside a waterdrop notch.
The vivo Y31s 5G is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging over a USB-C port. It also sports a 3.5mm audio jack.
The phone is expected to start selling on December 31 at which point we’ll learn if the listed price of CNY1,798 (about $270) is real or just a placeholder.