The midrange market is getting more competitive with each passing day with 5G devices coming in at more and more affordable price points. The latest member of vivo’s affordable Y-series is the Y70s and it manages to combine 5G connectivity, triple cameras and a starting price of CNY 1,998 ($280). It’s also the first phone to run on the Exynos 880 chipset, which is essentially an underclocked Exynos 980.
The Y70s is built around a 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD display with a punch hole cutout in the top left corner for its 16MP selfie cam. Around the back we find a 48MP main camera alongside an 8MP ultrawide snapper and 2MP depth helper. The right-hand-side houses the fingerprint scanner.
Under the hood we find the octa-core Exynos 880 SoC. It’s based on an 8nm process with two Cortex-A77 cores clocked at 2.0GHz alongside six small A55 cores working at 1.8GHz. The GPU is the Mali-G76 MP5.
The software front is covered by FunTouchOS 10 based on Android 10. The phone also comes with a 4,500 mAh battery and 18W fast charging.
The vivo Y70s is offered in black, blue and white colors and is currently listed on pre-order in China. The 6/128GB version goes for CNY 1,998 ($280), there’s also a 8/128GB trim for CNY 2,198 ($308). Official sales start on June 1.
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In the range of 2000CNY ($280), Exynos 880 based 5G phones will not be competitive against 5G phones based on Kirin820 (Honor 10X, 1900CNY), D800 (Huawei Enjoy Z 5G, 1700CNY; many forthcoming models), D820 (Redmi X10, 1600CNY), SD765G (Redmi K30i 5G,...