Announcement. Vivo Y74s 5G - Chinese pricing mysteries

Vivo continues to produce takes at a terrifying rate. Or not duplicates? Briefly speaking. Another smartphone has been announced in China, it is called Vivo Y74s 5G.

Based on the official specs, the Vivo Y74s 5G isThis is a copy of the Vivo Y76s 5G device announced a couple of weeks ago in the same place in China. The differences are purely symbolic. The predecessor has one more color and there is a variant with less memory, 8 + 128 GB.

And now, in fact, the mystery of the Chinesepricing. Why does Vivo Y74s 5G 8 + 256 GB cost ¥ 2,299 (₽26,200, $ 360), while Vivo Y76s 5G 8 + 256 GB costs only ¥ 1999 (₽22800, $ 313)? No answer. The only thing I can guess. Are there different chargers included in the package? One - faster, the other - slower. But this is so ... Purely a hypothesis. I did not find official information on this.

Briefly about the smartphone. Another inexpensive five-gi. Not a very capacious battery, modest cameras. But, in general, everything is reasonable.

About the characteristics.

Fresh chipset MediaTek Dimensity 810. In AnTuTu we are waiting for under four hundred thousand points. 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage. Support for memory cards is available.

A screen without an increased refresh rate, but with a high (180 Hz) sensor polling rate. Standard large IPS-matrix. 6.58 ″. The resolution is high, 1080 × 2408 (401 ppi).

A battery that is not very capacious by Vivo standards, only 4100 mAh. Charging is fast, 44 watts.

There are few cameras. The front one has a resolution of 8 MP. Behind the double module 50 + 2 MP - the main camera and macro.

Side fingerprint scanner. The NFC module cannot be seen. LTE frequencies are not suitable for you and me.

For the price already said. ¥ 2,299 (₽26,200, $ 360) at launch.

Vivo Y74s 5G is unlikely to appear outside of China.

Key features of Vivo Y74s 5G:

Screen S-IPS, 6.58 ″, 1080 × 2408, 401 ppi, 60 Hz, sensor polling rate 180 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch
IronMediaTek Dimensity 810
2.4 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A76, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G57 MC2
Memory 8 GB RAM, 256 GB ROM, Micro-SD up to 1 TB, LPDDR4X, UFS2.2
Mobile Internet5G
Mobile networks 5G Bands 1,5,8,28,41,77,78
LTE Bands 1,3-5,8,28,34,38-41
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
CDMA 800
Battery Li-Ion, 4100 mAh, fast charge 44.00 W
Dimensions163.84 x 75 x 7.79 mm
Weight175 g
Rear Camera: Dual, Flash, Auto Focus

- 50 MP, f / 1.8

- 2 MP, macro, f / 2.4, 4 cm
front camera: 8 MP, f / 2.0, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS Android 11, OriginOS 1.0
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner (on the side)
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

George Kiselyov