The vivo Y77t was launched today in China, and the company has already listed the device for sale. It comes with Dimensity 7020 chipset, a 50 MP main camera and a big battery, and if those specs look familiar, this is because this is exactly the same device as the vivo Y78 with only one difference – the base storage is 256 GB.
The screen of the Y77t is a 6.64” LCD with Full HD+ resolution and up to 120 Hz refresh rate. There is a punch hole in the center for the 8 MP camera, while the dual shooters on the back are 50 MP main + 2 MP. The battery is 5,000 mAh with 44W fast charging.
We are struggling to understand why vivo would launch the same phone twice under two different names on the same market; even the promo pages are identical. However, the vivo Y77t is listed as cheaper than the vivo Y78, probably as a marketing trick to make people buy the Y77t that is made to appear cheaper, especially when compared to the Y78+.
The vivo Y77t is available in Phoenix Gold, Black, and Jade Green colors with two price tags – CNY 1,399 ($190/€175) for the 8/256 GB version and CNY 1,599 ($220/€200) for the 12/256 GB. For comparison, the Y78 price is CNY300 ($40) higher, so if you are a fan of this device and want to import it from China on your own, we’d suggest going for the Y77t.
Source (in Chinese)