The vivo Y53 was released in March 2017, and today the company just launched the Y53s 5G on the Chinese market. We’re a bit baffled by the naming choice here, this definitely can’t in any way be a straight-up successor of a phone from four years ago, so then why not use some other numbers?
Alas, it is what it is. Oh, just what is it, you ask? Most likely, a direct successor to the Y52s from last year in fact.
The vivo Y53s 5G is a new smartphone that has a 6.58-inch 90 Hz FHD+ IPS LCD touchscreen, the Snapdragon 480 5G chipset at the helm, aided by 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of built-in storage, and a dual rear camera setup with a 64 MP main snapper and a macro lens that supports focusing at 4cm.
On the front you get an 8 MP selfie shooter. The handset measures 163.95 x 75.3 x 8.5 mm and weighs 189g. The fingerprint sensor is side-mounted and embedded in the power button. Keeping the lights on is a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W charging. The Y53s 5G runs OriginOS 1.0 based on Android 11.
It’s priced at CNY 1,799 (approximately $281 or €230) with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while if you need double the internal space you’ll have to pay CNY 1,999 ($312 or €256). The phone is already up for pre-order in China and will become available on June 11.