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vivo U1 is official – it is the vivo Y95 for China

Back in the fall of 2018 vivo introduced a series of affordable handsets, part of the Y series. One of them was the vivo Y95, initially launched in the Philippines, later hitting India as well. Today the phone made its way to vivos home market, but under a different moniker – vivo U1. There are also more memory options for better price flexibility.


vivo U1 in Starry Night Black
vivo U1 in Starry Night Black
vivo U1 in Starry Night Black

vivo U1 in Starry Night Black

The vivo U1 has a Snapdragon 439 chipset and two more variants with 3 GB RAM, compared with the Y95. The screen is 6.2 with HD+ resolution, waterdrop notch, and a tall ratio, as usual. The selfie camera, tucked in the cutout, has 8 MP sensor with an f/2.0 lens and is one of the few differences from the vivo Y95.


vivo U1 in Ambient Red
vivo U1 in Ambient Red
vivo U1 in Ambient Red

vivo U1 in Ambient Red

The dual main camera is 13 MP f/2.2 along with a 2 MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture in front of it. A fingerprint scanner also sits on the back, but if you want an alternative option to wake up the phone, you have FaceWake, which is vivos iteration for Face Unlock. The vivo U1 comes with a 4,030 mAh power cell and a micro USB port, there is also a 3.5 mm audio jack, IP58 compatibility, and FunTouch 4.5 OS, based on Android Oreo.


vivo U1 in Ambient Blue
vivo U1 in Ambient Blue
vivo U1 in Ambient Blue

vivo U1 in Ambient Blue

Todays pricing and color availability were leaked yesterday, but today everything is official – CNY799 for the 3/32 GB vivo U1, CNY999 for the 3/64 GB variant, and CNY1,199 for the 4/64 GB smartphone. There are three colors – Starry Night Black, Aurora Blue, and Aurora Red, all of them being gradients with different shades of purple/blue on the bottom side of the panel. The phone can be purchased from vivos online store, but shipping will begin in a week on February 26.

Source (in Chinese) | Via