vivo Y50 Android 11 (OriginOS / Funtouch OS 11) Update: What we know so far?

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Vivo; another child of the giant BBK has announced a new smartphone on April 6. This Vivo Y50 sports a 6.53-inch display, Snapdragon 665, 8GB RAM, 128GB ROM, quad rear cameras, 5,000 mAh battery, and runs on Android 10. In this article, we will update you on whether the Vivo Y50 will receive the official Android 11 (Funtouch OS 11).

Google has finally pushed the Android 11 Beta update, the official public version of the software isn’t likely to land until the end of the year at least. All Pixel devices(except the first-gen pixel) are now eligible to download the update or take the top after opting for the Beta program.

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 Y50. Well, then go through this article, and by the end of the article you will be able to clear all the doubts regarding Vivo Y50 Android 11 (Android R) Update Status, either it is Android 11  official update or Android 11 update.

vivo Y50 Android 11 (Funtouch OS 11) Update: What we know so far?

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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.

What’s in FuntouchOS 11?

As the name suggests, the FuntouchOS 11 will be a successor version of the latest generation FuntouchOS 10. The upcoming FuntouchOS 11 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 FuntouchOS 11 early adopters recruitment and beta updates to its compatible devices via batches. The company would also come with an update 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 FuntouchOS version.

FuntouchOS 11 Expected 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

Quick vivo Y50 Specs

The Vivo Y50 sports 6.53 inches IPS LCD display with a Full HD+ resolution. That said, it has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. It has a screen to body ratio of 83.1 percent, an aspect ratio of 20:9, and a pixel density of 403 Pixel Per Inches (PPI).

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Underneath the Vivo Y50, it sports the tried and tested Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, which we have seen on a dozen of phones. This SoC is built on the 11mm process, and the octa-core setup includes four Kryo 260 Gold cores clocked at 2.0GHz, and the other four Kyro 260 Silver cores clocked at 1.8GHz. To the GPU side, this SoC pairs with the Adreno 610 GPU.

Coming to the memory options available in this device, it is available in only a single variant, i.e., with 8GB of RAM. This comes with 128GB of internal storage. Further, this onboard storage is also expandable via a micro SD card up to 256GB. The smartphone runs on the latest Funtouch 10.0 that is based on Android 10.

Talking about optics, the Vivo Y50 comes with the quad rear camera setup. This camera setup includes a 13MP primary sensor with an aperture value of f/2.2 and with PDAF. This primary sensor gets assisted by a secondary 8MP ultra wide-angle sensor with an aperture value of f/2.2. And a tertiary 2MP macro sensor with an f/2.4 aperture value. Finally, it also gets a 2MP depth sensor with an aperture value of f/2.4. To the front, the device gets a 16MP sensor with an aperture value of f/2.0.

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The Vivo Y50 comes with a 5,000 mAh battery, which charges over a USB type C port. The device also comes with support for 15W Flash charging tech. Talking about the biometric options available in this device, it has a physical rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and as well as support for face unlock. The device is available in two color options, namely the Starry Black and Iris Blue.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE. GPS with A-GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS. FM radio, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. Sensors other than the fingerprint scanner include accelerometer, proximity, and compass. The brand is yet to announce the pricing, and it would be priced under the 20,000 segment.

Will vivo Y50 Receive the Android 11 Update?

Updated on December 30, 2020: Today Vivo rolled the December 2020 security patch update for the Vivo Y50 with software version PD1965F_EX_A_1.70.5. The update is still based on Android 10 and not the new Android 11

Well, Vivo only promised the beta update of Android 11 to Vivo NEX 3S and Vivo iQOO 3 4G/5G. Regarding the official Android 11 Update for vivo Y50, there is nothing to worry about, the device will surely receive the update. According to the CMO of Vivo, almost every Vivo device gets at least 2 major software updates. Since vivo Y50 was launched with Android 10 update and will also receive the next 2 major updates; Android 11 R and Android 12.

Right now there is no official roadmap of FuntouchOS 11 because Android 10 (Funtouch OS 10) is still being in the rollout process. We will let you about the official roadmap of the update as soon as Vivo releases any press statement. Till then bookmark this page for further updates.

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