Releasing one product in different markets under different names isn’t strange in the mobile market at all. Huawei and its Maimang smartphones are perfect examples, as they launch in different markets with different monikers. This time, it’s not Huawei however, it is Vivo that has just announced a new smartphone with already familiar design and internals.
Welcome the China-only Vivo Z3i – a rebranded Vivo V11i and Vivo V11 launched in India a while ago. Other than a few internal differences, the Vivo V11i and the new Vivo Z3i are essentially the same featuring the same vertically stacked two rear cameras with an LED(with different configurations), the same waterdrop notch design, 6.3-inch IPS panel, and 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution.
Much like the Vivo V11i, the latest Vivo Z3i gets the MediaTek Helio P60 chipset under the hood, but while the V11i is available in two RAM/storage options, the latest entrant is stuck with just one option – offering only 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Inside the display notch, Vivo has ditched the V11i 25Mp camera sensor for a slightly downgraded 24MP sensor with face unlock feature.
Everything else remains the same, and that includes the same 3,315 mAh battery, a rear fingerprint scanner as well as Android 8.1 Oreo OS with Funtouch. Available in Millennium Pink and Aurora Blue colour options, the device is priced at 2,398 Yuan (~$347).
Vivo Z3i specifications
- 6.41-inch (1080 x 2280 pixels) Full HD+ IPS LCD 19.5:9 aspect ratio display
- MediaTek Helio P60 chipset
- 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
- Dual SIM
- Funtouch OS 4.5 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
- 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual camera system
- 24MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
- Rear fingerprint sensor, face unlock
- Dimensions: 155.97 x 75.63 x 8.1mm and it weighs 163.7 grams
- Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO , Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS
- 3,315mAh battery