Vivo U3 budget smartphone with triple rear cameras and Snapdragon 675 SoC teased

“Vivo U3 specifications have been revealed thanks to a recent TENAA listing, showing it will have a 6.53-inch display, up to 8GB RAM, and 4,920mAh battery”

Vivo is set to launch a new budget smartphone in China called Vivo U3, and the teaser image released by the brand reveals the rear design of the smartphone. It also confirms the Vivo U3 would be powered by the Snapdragon 675 SoC, similar to Vivo’s upper-mid-range smartphones like the Vivo V15 Pro, V17 Pro and S1 Pro. The promotional image also shows off vertically-arranged triple cameras, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and Vivo branding. The volume rockers and the power buttons are present on the right-spine. The bottom edge of the smartphone rocks speaker grills, microUSB port and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The Vivo U3 teaser shows off vertically-arranged triple cameras, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and Vivo branding

However, the design of the front panel of Vivo U3 is a mystery for now. While it isn’t clear if the handset would rock a polycarbonate build, it does feature a gradient finish. Thanks to the presence of a physical fingerprint sensor and micro-USB port, it’s evident that it will be a budget smartphone. This also means that it is the first time that Vivo is launching a low-cost phone with Snapdragon 675. Since the Chinese brand has started the teasers, hopefully we should hear more details in the next few days.

Separately, the upcoming Vivo V1941A/T smartphone recently surfaced on TENAA. Going by the images listed on TENAA, it could be the Vivo U3 budget phone. The listing suggests the handset flaunts a 6.53-inch full-HD+ display with 1,080 x 2,340 pixels resolution and runs on Android 9.0 Pie with FunTouch OS skin on top. The handset will be available in 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB RAM options with 64GB and 128GB storage. It also has a microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 256GB. The triple camera setup would comprise of a 16MP primary shooter, an 8MP secondary lens and a 2MP unit. On the front, there is a 16MP unit for selfies and video chats. Lastly, it will have a huge 4,920mAh battery.