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Vivo U3 with Snapdragon 675 and 5,000mAh battery launched in China

Vivo has launched a new smartphone in its U-series dubbed as the Vivo U3. Last month, the company had announced Vivo U3x in China. The U3 has arrived in its home country as an upgraded variant of the U3x. Let’s take a look below:

Vivo U3 specifications and features

On the display front, the Vivo U3 features a 6.53-inch panel bearing full HD+ resolution, compared to the HD resolution of the U3x. The new device retains the same design as the U3x, and comes in Black, Blue, and Porcelain Green colours. There is a waterdrop notch on the top of the display and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. 

On the imaging front, the Vivo U3 sports a triple camera setup consisting of a 16MP main sensor (upgraded from 13MP on the U3x), an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro camera. In the front, the smartphone is fitted with a 16MP selfie snapper instead of 8MP found on U3x. 

Another difference between the Vivo U3 and U3x is in the processor department. The former is powered by a Snapdragon 675 chipset, while the latter is equipped with a Snapdragon 665 SoC. The U3 is available in 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 64GB configurations. The device runs the Android Pie-based FunTouch OS. It comes with features like Multi-Turbo, Game Space, and the Jovi digital assistant. The Vivo U3 is backed by a massive 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. 

Vivo U3 pricing and availability

The Vivo U3 is priced at RMB 999 (~Rs 10,000) for the base variant. The higher 6GB + 64GB model carries a price tag of RMB 1,199 (~Rs 12,000). The smartphone is up for pre-orders in China through the company’s official site. India availability and pricing is not known at the moment. 

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