Vivo have just announced a new iQOO U3 smartphone in China, compactible with 5G network speed and offering octa-core Dimensity CPU from Mediatek. The device is actually a mid-range 5G smartphone sporting a 6.58-inches screen, with 1080 x 2408 Full-HD+ display resolution. There is a dewdrop notch overhead and a single 8-megapixel selfie camera is seating right in there.
On the backside, there are a combination of 48-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth lens in dual camera setup, along with a single LED flash.
The SoC on the inside is the Dimensity 800U 5G Chipset. It has 8-cores CPUs clocked at 2.4GHz pegged with Mali G57 GPU. There is either 6/8GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, while a built-in Liquid cooling system ensures that the device remains stable during demanding usage.
You are also getting a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 5000mAh built-in battery with 18W fast charging, USB Type-C and Bluetooth 5.1. It comes in 164.15 x 75.35 x 8.4 mm body, weighs 185.5 grams and boot Google Android 10 with iQOO UI 1.5 out of the box.
iQOO U3 key specifications and features
- Dimensions; weight: 164.15 x 75.35 x 8.4 mm; 185.5 grams
- Display: 6.58-inch IPS LCD screen with 1080 x 2408px FHD+ with 20:9 ratio and 90Hz refresh
- CPU: 2.4GHz octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 800U (MT6873V) 7nm with Mali-G57 MC3 GPU
- Storage and RAM: 128GB (UFS 2.2) and 6/8GB RAM; expandable up to 512GB via microSD
- OS: Android 10 with iQOO UI 1.5
- Camera: Dual-Cameras: 48MP f/1.8 main camera; and 2MP F/2.4 deoth lens
- Front camera: 8MP
- Video recording: [email protected]
- Connectivity: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G SA/ NSA
- Other Features: Fingerprint scanner (side), USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack.
- Battery: 5000mAh with 18W fast charging
iQOO U3 pricing and availability
Vivo’s iQOO U3 is comes in Black and Aurora colors. It is currently on pre-order in China via vivo’s official store. As for pricing, the base model with 6GB RAM is a 1498 yuan, while the 8GB RAM has 1698 yuan price tag, translating to 229 and 259 US dollars respectively.