iQOO U1 launched in China with Snapdragon 720G SoC and triple rear camera


A week after iQOO introduced its budget 5G offering, the Z1x, the Vivo sub-brand has now launched another affordable phone named U1. The new device is powered by the Snapdragon 720G processor and ships with a triple rear camera setup. It will be sold in China at CNY 1,198, which translates to around Rs 12,900. July 23 is when it will be made available for purchase. There’s no word on whether the phone will make it to other markets in the near future.

Android 10 is the chosen operating system, but with a healthy layer of iQOO UI on top. The device ships with a 6.53-inch full-HD+ display bearing a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The thin bezels allow it to boast of a 90.72 percent screen-to-body ratio. The Snapdragon 720G setup grants it an octa-core processor and an Adreno 618 GPU.

The main camera in the triple setup on its rear is a 48MP f/1.79 unit. Accompanying it are a couple of 2MP sensors aimed at facilitating portrait and macro photography. As for the front surface, there’s an 8MP sensor sitting inside the punch-hole for selfies.

The iQOO U1 ships in the form of three memory configurations. The base model offers 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The second variant also delivers 6GB of RAM, but with 128GB of storage. As for the top model, it offers 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Black, blue, and white are the three color options available.

Coming to the battery, the U1 has adopted a 4500mAh unit that supports 18W fast charging. The phone moreover, also supports reverse charging for other gadgets. As we said, the iQOO U1 will start being sold in China from July 23 onwards at CNY 1,198.