Earlier today, Vivo took the wraps off Vivo U10 in India. The smartphone is the first handset of U-series to be available in the competitive market of India. Now, all of sudden, the same handset is available in China but with a different name. Instead of Vivo U10, the company decided to adopt the “Vivo U3x” moniker on its homeland.
The Vivo U3X is just a rebranded variant of the original Vivo U10, so don’t expect many changes in the specifications. The smartphone retains the Snapdragon 665 SoC which is paired with 3GB/4GB and 32GB/64GB of storage. If the top amount isn’t enough for you, there’s a dedicated microSD slot for further expansion. The U3x boasts a 6.35-inch IPS LCD with a waterdrop notch and HD+ resolution.
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The camera department is composed of a triple-camera array on the back and a single front-facing shooter living inside the waterdrop notch. On the rear, we can spot 13MP main sensor, an 8-megapixel module and a 2MP lens for portraits. The front-facing snapper can capture up to 8MP shots. Other features include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a Face Unlock system.
The Vivo U3x runs Android-Pie based FunTouch OS 9.1 which includes Jovi AI assistant and Vivo game box mode. Everything is driven by a 5,000mAh battery which supports Vivo’s 18W dual-engine flash charge system. Just like the Vivo U10, the Vivo U3x comes in three models – 3 GB RAM/32 GB storage, 3 GB RAM/64 GB storage and 4 GB RAM/64 GB storage. These models are respectively priced at 799 Yuan (~$112), 899 Yuan (~$126) and 999 Yuan (~$140). It also follows the same color options of its sibling – Deep Lake Blue, Midnight Black, and Tea Red.
Shipments in China will start as soon as September 29.