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The Vivo Y55s is a mid-range smartphone with split screen mode for multi-taskers

Vivo has unveiled a new smartphone under its Y series at an event in India. The smartphone dubbed the Vivo Y55s is Vivo’s second smartphone to be introduced this year and it bears upgraded features from what was obtainable in the Y55L which was released last year most especially in areas like RAM and battery capacity and even the smartphone’s processor.

It is powered by Snapdragon’s Quad-Core 425 chipset and operates on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow platform with Funtoch 3.0 OS.
On the launch of the smartphone, CEO of Vivo India had this to say:

“After the success of Vivo V5 Plus, we hereby strengthen our Y series portfolio with the launch of this power packed device, the Y55s. We at Vivo are motivated by our endeavor to consistently set industry benchmarks by offering best in class features at affordable prices. Focused on our commitment in servicing customer satisfaction through quality products, we are hopeful that our latest innovation will be as successful as our previous offerings. We are confident that Vivo will have a great run in the year 2017.”

Vivo Y55s Specifications, Review and Highlights

Vivo Y55s

Display & Design

Vivo Y55s possesses a 5.2″ IPS LCD display accompanied by a 2.5D curved-edge screen. It has a HD screen resolution of 1280*720 pixels with split-screen capabilities which offers users with a platform to multitask. An eye protection feature also means that users do not have to worry about eye strain as an adjustment in blue light has ensured for a convenient screen brightness.

Camera & OS

The smartphone has a rear camera of 13MP accompanied by a LED Flash sitting right next to it and a 5MP selfie shooter completes the camera setup. It operates on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow along with the Funtouch Operating System.

Storage & Processor

Talking about RAM capacity, the Y55L featured a 2GB RAM capacity but in the Y55s, we have a smartphone owning a 3GB RAM capacity with a 16GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 256GB using a MicroSD and as earlier dictated, the Y55s is powered by Quad-Core Snapdragon processor with a clock frequency of 1.4GHz just as the Adreno 308 GPU deals with graphics operations.


The Vivo Y55s favours a non-removable Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 2730mAh which is an evident upgrade from what the Y55L offered in terms of battery capacity.

Vivo Y55s Full Phone Specifications

Vivo Y55s Price


Device Brand Vivo
Model Y55s
Announced 2017, February
Released Expected This Year
Status Coming Soon


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300)
SIM Type
SIM Count Dual SIM


2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 150/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5


Type Smartphone
Build Metal Unibody Design.
Colors Crown Gold, Space Gray


Display Type IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.2 inches
Resolution 720*1280 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density ~282 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection n/a
Features Multitouch
Secondary Display n/a


13MP, autofocus, LED flash
1080p HD Video
Geo-tagging, Subject-Tracking, face detection, HDR, panorama
Yes, LED Flash (Primary)


Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) With Funtouch O.S 3.0
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
CPU Quad-Core 1.4 GHz
GPU Adreno 308
Internal Storage 16GB
Expandable up to 256 GB (microSD) [dedicated]
Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass


Yes, Bluetooth v4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes; MicroUSB v2.0
NFC n/a
HDMI n/a


Battery Type Li-Ion
Capacity 2730mAh
Placement Non-removable
Talk Time
Music Play


SMS Yes (threaded view)
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes


Yes, MP3, eAAC+, WAV, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, MP4, H.263, H.264 player
Yes, FM radio
Vibration, Ringtones
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Availability and Price of Vivo Y55s in India

The Vivo Y55s will be available for purchase all over India in Crown Gold and Space Grey colors starting on the 26th of February at a retail price of Rs. 12,490.

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