Vivo has officially confirmed through its weibo account that it will be launching its first U-series smartphones tomorrow and it could be called Vivo U1.
The official confirmation has come on it through a Weibo post which carries a poster of the phone. It appears that the forthcoming U-series phones from Vivo will be packed with flagship specs and affordable price tags.
The Weibo post by Vivo reads that the first U-series products will be priced around 1,000 Yuan. There is no other information available on the first U-series phone from the company. Probably, it could be Vivo U1. The render shared by the company reveals that the phone will be equipped with a U-shaped notch that houses a front-facing camera.
The display of the alleged Vivo U1 is surrounded by slim bezels. The chin of the device is slightly thick. The rear design of the phone is still under the wraps. Probably, it could be equipped with a dual camera setup.
Vivo has been selling Y-series of mid-range phones since the past few years. The first Vivo Y-series Vivo Y1 was introduced in 2011 and the Vivo Y97 smartphone was announced in September 2018. This suggests that the company could be discontinuing its Y lineup with the arrival of all the alleged Vivo U1 smartphone.
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In related news, Vivo’s new sub-brand called iQOO has introduced its first smartphone. While the rumor mill had been claiming that the first iQOO device could be a foldable smartphone, the device that was showcased today during the NBA-All Star TV broadcast in China appeared like a regular smartphone with triple rear cameras.
The handset sports a shiny and sleek rear, but its front design was not revealed. The handset could be fueled by Snapdragon 855 and it could be packed with high-end specs. The Chinese manufacturer is expected to reveal more information on it in the coming weeks.
Vivo U1 Specs, Pricing and Renders
A few renders of Vivo U1 were found online along with the specifications and pricing details. The 3GB + 32GB variant is likely to cost 799 Yuan whereas 3GB + 64GB variant would be 999 Yuan. There’s also a 4GB + 64GB variant costing 1199 Yuan. The dimensions of the phone are 155.1 x 75.1 x 8.28 mm and the phone will weigh 163.5 grams. Powered by a 4030 mAh battery, the Vivo U1 would come in three color variants namely Starry Night Black, Aurora Blue and Aurora Red.
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