Vivo has launched a new U series smartphone called the Vivo U3x in its home market of China. The phone is essentially a variant of the Vivo U10, which was launched in India yesterday. Just like the Vivo U10, the U3x also sports a polycarbonate build, which looks appealing thanks to a gradient finish. The phone is a mid-range offering with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 665 chipset, a triple camera setup at the rear, and a waterdrop notch above the screen.
Vivo U3x specifications and features
The Vivo U3x sports a 6.35-inch display bearing a resolution of 1,520 x 720 pixels and a screen-to-body ratio of 89 percent. The octa-core Snapdragon 665 processor onboard the smartphone flaunts a clock speed of 2GHz, and is paired with the Adreno 610 GPU. The handset comes in three RAM and storage configurations – 3GB + 32GB, 3GB + 64GB, and 4GB + 64GB. Software-wise, the device boots FunTouch OS 9.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie, and for security, there’s a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor onboard.
In the camera department, the Vivo U3x sports a 13MP primary camera at the rear, which is accompanied by an 8MP wide-angle sensor with a 120-degree field of view, and a third 2MP lens that offers depth sensing. For selfies and video calling, the smartphone houses an 8MP sensor that’s located inside the waterdrop notch. The connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB OTG, and GPS with GLONASS. Lastly, a beefy 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging supports keeps the whole show running.
Vivo U3x price and availability
The Vivo U3x has been priced competitively in China at RMB 799 (~Rs 8,000) for the base 3GB / 32GB variant. The phone’s 3GB + 64GB and 4GB + 64GB models are being offered for RMB 899 (~Rs 9,000) and RMB 999 (~Rs 10,000) respectively. The smartphone will be available from September 29th in Deep Lake Blue, Midnight Black, and Tea Red colour variants.