Vivo recently introduced some of its main flagship devices to the market in 2022. However, there are many other products set to come in the coming months. For instance, the company has the camera-focused Vivo X80 series to introduce a couple of other mid-range and premium mid-range smartphones. Apparently, the company is planning a new variant for the T1 series. To those unaware, the Vivo T1 5G is a budget 5G smartphone that is available in India. Now, the company seems to be working on a Vivo T1 Pro 5G for release. Today, this new variant has been spotted in the Geekbench database. The device carries the Vivo V2151 model number and was benchmarked with Snapdragon 778G SoC plus 8 GB of RAM.
Curiously, the phone seems to be carrying the same Snapdragon 778G found within the iQOO Z6 Pro 5G. So, there is a strong chance of the Vivo T1 Pro 5G arriving as a rebranded iQOO Z6 Pro 5G for the Indian market. Of course, this is still speculation on our part. Worth noting that Vivo is also planning another Snapdragon 778G-powered smartphone for India. A device believed to be the iQOO Neo 6, or at least a variant, has passed by Geekbench with the same chipset. The Chinese Neo 6 packs the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, so it’s a major change for the Indian version.
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Going back to the point, the Vivo T1 5G and the Vivo iQOO Z6 are essentially the same smartphones. The biggest difference relies on the interface. So, we have more chances of seeing this device getting a rebranding to Vivo T1 Pro 5G.
Vivo T1 Pro 5G to carry the Snapdragon 778G
The Vivo T1 Pro scores 790 points in the Single-Core tests and 2,859 points in the multi-core department. That score is pretty much familiar for Snapdragon 778G followers. The “Lahaina” codename in Geekbench easily reveals the chip behind this phone. The platform is based on the 6 nm architecture and brings 4 x ARM Cortex-A78 cores clocked at up to 2.4 GHz and 6 x ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. The GPU is an Adreno 642L that easily outperforms the Adreno 619 found in recent smartphones with the Snapdragon 695 5G SoC. The device ran Geekbench with 8 GB of RAM, but we can discard more variants. It runs Android 12 which means Funtouch OS 12 or OriginOS Ocean will be running atop. Everything depends on the region.
We expect to hear more about this smartphone in the upcoming weeks. Anyway, the company will likely do a quiet launch with a couple of teasers ahead of the reveal.