Cheap Vivo U series flagship phone teaser via Revu Philippines

New Vivo U series’ flagship to cost less than P8,000 ($153)

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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.

Cheap Vivo U series flagship phone teaser via Revu Philippines

Translated announcement of the launch of the new Vivo U series on Chinese social-media platform Weibo. The original post can be read on this page

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.

The update that we told you about

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 16 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.