vivo first introduced the Y83 with a notch and a fingerprint scanner on the back in May and a month later the vivo Y81 appeared without the sensor and with a toned-down chipset. Now we get a third installment in the series and its most affordable member yet – the vivo Y81i.
All the neat features in a promo slide
The new device has the same – 6.22 HD+ display with a notch, single main camera on the back and 3,260 mAh battery as the regular vivo Y81. The manufacturer tweaked the insides and this time included the MediaTek MT6761 chipset that is a toned-down version of the already unimpressive MT6762 Helio P22 platform. RAM is listed as 2 GB, while storage is only 16 GB.
Since vivo Y81i is aimed at countries where riding bikes is more prevalent, this device will come with dedicated Motorbike Mode that will enable you to handle incoming calls in a safer way while driving. It will effectively hang up and send a text message as a reply, but you can add phone numbers that get to bypass the restrictions.
The phone is available for immediate purchase at LMall for MYR599 or about $145/125 in either Black or Red color. All buyers at the online retailer will receive the device with free shipping, earphones, and other freebies.