How does a phone lineup’s flagship product priced at only ¥1,000 — or around P7,735 or $148 — sound? Interesting, yes? You see, that is what we’ll exactly get with Vivo’s newly teased U series.
(Update, 8:18 p.m.: The alleged design, color variants, memory configurations, and prices have surfaced, courtesy of a reliable tipster. We have included his tweets at the end of the article.)
Yes, Vivo has an upcoming line of smartphones, as revealed by the company itself. This development comes a week after it announced its iQOO (pronounced “eye-coo”) sub-brand. And while we don’t know much about “U,” we’re glad that the unveiling will happen tomorrow, February 19. We won’t have to wait that long to get more information.
What we do know for now is that the series’ first device has a tall screen — likely measuring at least 6 inches — with a dewdrop notch at the top. The bezels look thin as well.
Don’t expect it to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 kind of flagship. It should be more like the type Xiaomi’s Redmi will have at the same price point.
Could this Vivo U model be powered by a Snapdragon 712, the new chip that is said to have made its way to the still-to-be-launched Xiaomi Mi 9 SE? More importantly, will it be released in the Philippines, unlike the Z lineup?
The first question will be answered tomorrow. The second, we doubt. Oh well, we still have the Vivo V15 — otherwise known as the Vivo V15 Pro in India — to look forward to.
vivo u1— MadSimar (@Hackersimar) February 18, 2019
The update that we told you about
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