Vivo Y20A Android 11 (OriginOS) Update: What we know so far?

Vivo Y20A was launched in January 2021 with Android 10 out of the box. In this article, we will update you on whether the Vivo Y20A will receive the official Android 11 (OriginOS). Android 11 is the latest operating system from Google and it was made official on September 8. It was released after a series of updates rolled out over a period of a few months.

You landed up to this article with a question that what is the status of Vivo to push the Android 11 to the newly launched Vivo Y20A. Well, then go through this article, and by the end of the article you will be able to clear all the doubts regarding Vivo Y20A Android 11 (Android R) Update Status, either it is an Android 11  official update or Android 11 update.

Vivo Y20A

What’s on Android 11?

Android 11 is the successor version of the last year’s Android 10 OS. Obviously, the latest version of Android R brings a bundle of improved features and plenty of additional features as well that you will miss on Android 10. It’s the 11th iteration of the Android OS family that will improve the user experience and user security/privacy as well.

The Android 11 brings improved dark mode, one-time app permissions, improved location privacy, chat bubbles, notification history, conversations in notifications, go back gesture, wireless ADB, Bluetooth won’t turn off in Airplane mode, improved call screening, improved camera features, Wi-Fi suggestion, built-in screen recording, improved Digital Wellbeing, visibility of screen refresh rate, improved Developer Options, better screenshot management, pin apps to sharing menu, 5G & foldable display support, improved support for waterfall displays, double-tap gesture, and a lot more.

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What’s in OriginOS?

As the name suggests, the OriginOS will be a successor version of the latest generation FuntouchOS 10. The upcoming OriginOS version will be based on Android 11 and comes with a lot of native Android 11 goodies preloaded. While there is one more advantage of having a custom skin that OEMs can include some additional or exclusive features and customizations or visual changes in the system elements so that users can get the ultimate experience.

Once Google will release the stable Android 11 version, Vivo will start pushing the OriginOS early adopter’s recruitment and beta updates to its compatible devices via batches. The company would also come with an updated schedule or roadmap for the devices officially so the users can rely on it. Now, let’s take a quick look at some of the expected features of the upcoming version.

OriginOS Features

  • Improved User Interface with system elements
  • Revamped App Icons
  • Smoother Animation Transitions
  • Enhanced Notification Center
  • Improved Privacy & Security Features
  • Advanced JOVI Smart Assistant
  • One-Time App Permission
  • Improved Location Privacy Features
  • Better Quick Shortcut Toggle
  • Global Dark Theme
  • New Live Wallpapers
  • Better Battery and Gaming Mode
  • In-built Screen Recording
  • Improved Camera UI & Quality
  • Chat Bubbles

Vivo Y20A: Device Overview:

The Vivo Y20A features a 6.51-inches IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. This is a budget device, so the standard 60Hz is all you get with this phone. For processing power, we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, which is built on a 12nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor that only uses the low-powered Cortex-A53 cores. We have four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.95 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.45 GHz.

In terms of optics, we have a triple camera setup at the back and a single camera at the front. We have a 13MP primary sensor paired with an f/1.8 lens, a 2MP depth sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens, and a 2MP macro sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens. As for the front, we have a single 8MP sensor paired with an f/1.8 lens. Both the camera setups are only limited to 1080p video recording. We get only Android 10 out of the box, but an update to Android 11 is imminent.

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We have only a single storage and RAM variant of the smartphone with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. In terms of connectivity, we have Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and MicroUSB 2.0. As for the sensors, we have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Powering all of this is a 5000 mAh battery with support for standard 10W charging. This is a budget smartphone, and the lack of quick charging is obvious in a tight budget. The Vivo Y20A is available in two color options: Dawn White and Nebula Blue.

Will Vivo Y20A Receive the Android 11 Update?

Updated on April 5, 2021: Today Vivo rolled the March April 2021 security patch for the device with software version PD2060F_EX_A_1.72.3 based on Android 10.

Vivo Y20A was launched in the year 2020 with Android 10 and FuntouchOS 11. This was an entry-level smartphone. Just like the flagship, we expect the Vivo to roll the next Android 11 update to the device based on OriginOS UI which is the successor of Funtouch UI 10.

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