The exact model number of the Vivo Z3 was not known but it seems we might finally have stumbled upon it. A Geekbench listing of a Vivo device with model number V1813BT surfaced today that sheds light on some specs of the handset. According to Geekbench, the Vivo Z3 would boast of a Snapdragon 710 SoC with 6GB of RAM. Moreover, it is likely to run on Android Oreo 8.1, provided this model number is indeed the Vivo Z3. Additionally, we could possibly see a new variant with the Vivo Z3i moniker at the same launch event.
October 10, 2018 – Alleged Vivo Z3 Smartphone Teaser Reveals October 17 Launch Date, Waterdrop Notch
Vivo might soon launch another new smartphone featuring a Halo FullView display in China. According to reports out of China, the popular smartphone maker will be launching a successor the Z1 at an event on October 17. While not much information is available regarding the hardware specifications of the device, several images showing the smartphone being unboxed have been leaked on the web.
Vivo Z3 to Launch in China on October 17?
Going by a leaked poster, the Vivo Z3 will feature an updated design and a more powerful processor under the hood compared to the Vivo Z1, which was launched in China in May this year. The Vivo Z1 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core processor, so the upcoming Z3 might be powered either by a Snapdragon 670 or a Snapdragon 710 10nm octa-core processor under the hood. Apart from a powerful processor, the Vivo Z3 will also feature a Halo FullView display with a tiny notch at the top. As we have seen with other Vivo smartphones featuring a Halo FullView display, the Z3 is expected to have a screen-to-body ratio higher than 90%. While the key specifications of the smartphone have not been confirmed yet, rumors suggest the Z3 could come equipped with a 6.3-inch sized display featuring Full HD+ resolution.
Similar to its predecessor, the Vivo Z3 will also sport a dual-camera setup at the rear. The resolution of the two sensors, however, is not known yet. On the front, we could see a 25MP resolution snapper for taking selfies. The back of the phone will also include a fingerprint sensor. In terms of battery life, the Vivo Z3 is expected to be more or less similar to its predecessor, thanks to a 3240mAh capacity battery.
In terms of software, the Vivo Z3 is likely to ship with Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS out of the box. Since the smartphone is apparently going official in China on October 17, we can expect some more leaks to surface online in the coming days. As for pricing, reports suggest the smartphone will be aggressively priced against its competitors, although we will need to wait until October 17 to find out the official pricing. Alongside the Z3, Vivo is expected to unveil the Z3i as well, which is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset.