Chinese smartphone brand Vivo has announced the launch of a new budget handset in China. This new handset – called the Vivo U3 – seems to be a successor to the Vivo U1 from earlier this year and as of this writing, will only be available in the Chinese market. The phone was teased just a few days before its eventual launch on October 21. The Vivo U3, as mentioned earlier in this article, is a proper budget handset targeted at people looking for a decently specced smartphone without them having to break the bank. Let’s now check out the Vivo U3 and its specifications in detail.
Vivo U3 Specifications, features
The Vivo U3 – like many other budget handsets in its price segment – features a 6.53-inch IPS LCD display with FHD+ resolution. The display also gets a small notch at the top where the front-facing camera is located. The Vivo U3 comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC which is currently one of the most popular budget SoCs in Qualcomm’s budget range. The phone comes with up to 6GB of RAM and gets 64GB of storage as well. Thanks to the massive 5,000mAh battery, the Vivo U3 promises excellent battery life. Vivo also bundles the phone with an 18W fast charger in the box that ensures good battery charging time. At launch, the Vivo U3 runs the company’s own FunTouch OS atop an Android 9 Pie core, which bundles quite a bunch of features of its own. The camera setup on the Vivo U3 consists of a 16MP front-facing camera and a triple camera setup at the rear that includes a 16MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2MP depth sensor.
Vivo U3 price
Before we talk about the price, we should mention that the phone will be sold n two versions; a base 4GB RAM variant with 64GB storage that costs CNY 999, and a pricier 6GB RAM version – also with 64GB storage – that will set you back by CNY 1199. Both these versions come in black, blue, and Porcelain Green color options. Vivo, as of now, does not seem to have any plans to bring the U3 to India. In case they change their mind, we shall let you know for sure.