Vivo Y18e Spotted on BIS Database: India Launch Imminent

  • Vivo to launch new phone in India soon, called Vivo Y18e.
  • Spotted on India's certification database, meaning launch is close.
  • Could be a budget phone, similar to last year's Vivo Y17s.
Vivo is gearing up to launch a new smartphone, the Vivo Y18e, in the Indian market. This exciting news comes after the device received certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on March 7, 2024.
Vivo Y18e
image: Vivo Y17e
While details about the Y18e are still under wraps, its BIS certification alongside its appearance on the Bluetooth SIG database confirms its imminent arrival and reveals one key feature: Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
Vivo Y18e Spotted on BIS Database
Vivo Y18e Spotted on BIS Database

Expected Launch Alongside Vivo V18:

The Vivo Y18e isn't the only phone making an appearance. The BIS database also spotted the Vivo V18, suggesting a potential dual launch from Vivo. This could indicate a series launch, similar to how Vivo introduced the Y17s last year.

Possible Successor to the Y17s:

Speaking of the Y17s, launched in October 2023, it offered a compelling package in the budget segment. Here's a quick refresher on its specs to get an idea of what the Y18e and V18 might hold:
Vivo Y17s
  • Display: 6.56-inch IPS LCD with HD+ resolution (720 x 1612 pixels) and 60Hz refresh rate
  • Camera: 50MP primary sensor, 2MP bokeh lens, and an 8MP selfie camera
  • Performance: MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage
  • Battery: 5,000mAh with 15W fast charging
  • Software: Android 13 with FunTouch OS 13 skin
If Vivo follows a similar strategy with the Y18e and V18, we can expect them to be competitively priced budget smartphones.

More Information to Come Soon:

With the BIS certification, the launch of the Vivo Y18e seems imminent. We expect more details about the phone's specifications, pricing, and availability to surface closer to the official launch date. Stay tuned for further updates!