vivo’s iQOO lineup is fast expanding as it has introduced a latest addition called vivo iQOO U1x. It comes with an ultra-affordable price tag and big battery as its key selling points.

vivo iQOO U1x launched

The iQOO U1x is powered by a Snapdragon 662 chipset, coupled with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Storage is either 64GB or 128GB.

On the front sits a 6.51-inch LCD with 720p resolution and a waterdrop notch for the 8MP camera. The triple shooter on the back brings a 13MP main unit alongside a 2MP depth sensor and 2MP macro cam.

Inside there is a 5,000 mAh battery that charges over the dated microUSB port. There’s no support for fast-charging of any sort.

Since the phone is launched initially in China, it will come with no Google services but will have Jovi AI assistant out of the box, as well as iQOO UI, based on Android 10.

vivo iQOO U1x

vivo iQOO U1x Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, October 21
  • Status: Exp. release 2020, October 31

Design

  • Dimensions: 164.4 x 76.3 x 8.4 mm (6.47 x 3.00 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 192.3 g (6.77 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • Colors: Black, Blue
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD
  • Size: 6.51 inches, 102.3 cm2 (~81.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 10, IQOO UI 1.0

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • RAM: 4GB, 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB, 128GB
  • UFS 2.1

vivo iQOO U1x

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), PDAF
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: LED flash, HDR
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP, f/1.8, (wide)
  • Video: [email protected]

Multimedia

  • Radio
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, BDS
  • NFC: No
  • USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 18W

vivo iQOO U1x Price and Availability

vivo iQOO U1x in colors

The phone comes in Silver or Black colors, the price of the vivo iQOO U1x starts from CNY899 for the 4/64GB memory option, which translates to about $135.

New iQOO Z1 variant also released

vivo also announced a new memory combination of the iQOO Z1 that has a mightier chipset and 5G connectivity. The new combination is 12GB RAM + 128GB storage and costs CNY2,598.

vivo iQOO Z1x launched

Both the new iQOO U1x and the updated memory iQOO Z1 option are up for pre-order on vivo’s store and major online Chinese retailers such as JD and Tmall.

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