Vivo U1 with halo-notch display launching tomorrow, could be an affordable offering

“The Vivo U1 could be the name of the first Vivo U series smartphone, which is expected to be priced around RMB 1,000 (~Rs 10,500)”

After announcing its sub-brand iQOO in China, Vivo is now gearing up to launch a new smartphones series. To be called U series, the first smartphone under new lineup is purportedly being called Vivo U1. The handset will be unveiled tomorrow – there isn’t much we know about the phone, but speculation is rife that it is an affordable offering with Halo notch display and a thick chin.

The Vivo U1 price is rumoured to be RMB 1,000, which roughly translates to Rs 10,500 in the Indian currency. Notably, Vivo has been selling Y-series in the same price bracket over the past few years. The U-series could be a replacement of that, or Vivo may push the Y-series into an affordable category and the new series in a budget category or vice versa. 


The phone will boast of an edge-to-edge screen with a slight cut-out for selfie camera and earpiece. Vivo likes to call it a ‘Halo’ notch. The screen is surrounded by visibly thin bezels and a chin. The rear panel of the device remains a mystery at the moment, hence, it’s hard to tell if it’ll flaunt dual cameras. The cameras may be accompanied by a fingerprint sensor placed in the middle. Sadly, we don’t have any details of the Vivo U1 on the specifications front.

Meanwhile, Vivo is all set to the launch world’s first Snapdragon 675-powered smartphone called Vivo V15 Pro on February 20th in India. The handset is said to ship with a truly bezel-less display, pop-up front camera, and 48-megapixel primary sensor paired with secondary depth shooter.