Vivo U1 with 6.2-inch Waterdrop Notch Display, Snapdragon 439 SoC Launched in China: Price, Features


Vivo has launched the U1 smartphone in China today. The Vivo U1 is basically the same Vivo Y95 smartphone that the brand has launched in the Philippines and India, but with a different name for the Chinese market. The Vivo U1 comes in three variants in China. The 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model is priced at 799 Yuan, the 3GB RAM + 64GB storage model is priced at 999 Yuan, while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model is priced at 1,199 Yuan. The Vivo U1 is available to purchase from the brand’s official online store, and the device will start shipping from 26 February. Let us have a look at its specifications.

Vivo U1 Specifications

The Vivo U1 comes with a 6.22-inch IPS LCD. The display only has an HD+ resolution in spite of the large screen size, which gives it a poor pixel density of 270 PPI. The screen has thin bezels on all sides, and there is a teardrop notch at the top of the display that houses the front-facing camera. Speaking of the camera, the Vivo U1 features a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera with phase-detection autofocus at the back, and an 8MP fixed focus camera at the front. Cameras on either side can record Full HD videos.

The smartphone comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset. This chipset is basically the Snapdragon 435 with slightly upgraded performance. The Snapdragon 439 has eight Cortex-A53 cores and Adreno 505 GPU. As mentioned earlier, the device comes in three configurations; 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 3GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. There is also a microSD card slot on offer. The Vivo U1 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo OS and it has FunTouch 4.5 user interface customization.

The Vivo U1 is powered by a 4030mAh battery. The device comes with a dual-SIM option, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS with GLONASS, a microUSB port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The smartphone also features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock among other features. The Vivo U1 has a glass back, and the device comes in three color options — Starry Night, Nebula Purple, and Aurora Red.