Vivo U1 with Waterdrop Notch and 4,030mAh Battery Goes Official in China

Vivo has quietly introduced the Vivo U1 as its first U-series smartphone in China. The handset is already listed on its online store. The highlights of the affordably priced Vivo U1 are a tall display, big battery and dual rear cameras.

Vivo U1 Specifications and Features

The Vivo U1 is fitted with a waterdrop notch display measuring 6.2-inches. The LCD display offers 19:9 aspect ratio, HD+ resolution of 1,520 x 720 pixels and a screen to body ratio of 88.6 percent. The Snapdragon 439 drives the U1, which also powers recently released Vivo phones like the Vivo Y91 and Vivo Y95.

Vivo U1

The Vivo U1 comes in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants and 32GB and 64GB storage models. There is a dedicated microSD card slot on the device. The 4,030mAh battery of the U1 lacks support for fast charging. The device is preloaded with FunTouch OS 4.5 UI on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. Vivo has also included its Jovi AI assistant on the smartphone.

The Vivo U1 has a 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual camera on its rear. The front 8-megapixel camera carries support for face unlock. For added security, there is a fingerprint sensor on the back panel of the phone. Apart from unlocking the phone, the fingerprint scanner can be also used for authenticating transactions.

Vivo U1

The Vivo U1 is packed with the usual connectivity features such as dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB and 3.5mm audio jack. The handset that comes with a polycarbonate body measures 155.11 x 75.09 x 8.28mm and weighs 163.5 grams.

Vivo U1 Price

The base model of the Vivo U1 with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage is priced at 799 Yuan (~Rs 8,400). The second model features 3GB RAM + 64GB storage and it costs 999 Yuan (~Rs 10,500). The highest variant features 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and it is available for 1,199 Yuan (~Rs 12,600).

The Vivo U1 is now available in China in colour options like Starry Night Black, Aurora Red and Aurora Blue. The Chinese manufacturer is yet to confirm its availability outside of China.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.