“This smartphone is expected to be an upper mid-range offering from Vivo”
A mysterious Vivo smartphone with model number V1821A has been certified by 3C certification site in China. This is the first time the handset has made an appearance online so the details are rather scarce at the moment. However, if the certification agency’s listing is anything to go by then the device could be an upper mid-range offering from Vivo.
As can be seen in the 3C image (above), the Vivo handset with model number V1821A will support TD-LTE networks and ship with V2323A-CN charger. Now, as reported my MySmartPrice, the Vivo V2323A-CN is the same charger that the vendor bundles with its flagship Vivo Nex smartphone. The handset was announced earlier this year, and it supports up to 22.5W fast charging. Since the fast-charger will be bundled with this device, it is likely not to be a low-end mode and, thus, we can expect it to be a mid-range or premium device.
It can be speculated that the handset could sport a ‘Halo’ notch display design as seen on Vivo V11 Pro handset or the edge-to-edge screen with retracting selfie camera just like the Vivo Nex (review). Moreover, the phone may offer an in-display fingerprint sensor and an AMOLED screen up front as the brand is working on bringing the feature to more affordable models. We’ll update you with more information as and when it’s there until then take the details with a pinch of salt.
Lately, Vivo has been busy strengthening its budget and affordable smartphone category. Most recently, the company rolled out the Vivo Z1 Lite handset which has been priced at RMB 1,098 (Rs 11,500) in China. The highlights of the phone include a display notch design, decent chipset, and dual rear camera setup.