Another day another smartphone. The rate at which smartphones these days are being launched is just mindboggling. However, at the end of the day, smartphone companies are there to make a profit. And if their competitor has brought something new, they might as well follow the suit.
Anyway, let’s get back to the topic. So, the smartphone that was launched recently in the Indian market is the Vivo U20. It basically is a rebranded version of VIVO U3 that we saw a while back in China.
The Vivo U20 offers a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display and has a waterdrop notch upfront. The notch houses a 16MP selfie shooter. On the rear, you get a triple camera array. Its primary sensor is a 16MP lens. An 8MP “super-wide” lens and a 2MP macro lens complete the rear camera setup.
Under the hood, this device features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset. The RAM option you get is of either 4GB or 6GB. They both come with a 64GB storage onboard. However, users do have an option to expand the storage. There’s a dedicated microSD slot. It allows storage expansion up to 256GB.
As for the software side of the things, the U20 runs on Android Pie with Funtouch OS 9.2 on top. Furthermore, the device comes with a Widevine L1 certification. That means users can stream their favorite online content in HD.
The phone is powered by a huge 5000mAh battery. Moreover, it also supports 18W Dual-Engine Fast Charging support. So, battery-wise, users probably shouldn’t face any problem with this device.
Vivo U20 Specifications:
- Display: 6.53″ IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2340 pixels)
- Rear Camera: Triple, 16 MP primary lens with f/1.8 aperture & PDAF + 8 MP super-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture + 2MP macro camera with f/2.4
- Front Camera: 16MP with f/2.0 aperture
- Processor: Octa-core 11 nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
- GPU: Adreno 612
- RAM: 4 GB, 6GB
- Storage: 64GB onboard, expandable up to 256GB
- Battery: 5000 mAh, 18W Fast Charging
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Vivo U20 Price and Availability
The phone will be available for sale from November 28 via Vivo’s official site in India. As for the prices, the base variant with 4GB RAM will cost INR 10,990 ($155) and the 6GB one will cost INR 11,990($169).
Since the VIVO U and Z-series are exclusive to India and are manufactured in India, Vivo has no plans for it to launch elsewhere. Furthermore, these are VIVO online series where VIVO makes a very minimum profit through partnering with an e-commerce platform. And since VIVO Nepal only sells through offline retails and has a huge retail chain, going online for VIVO in Nepal is a risk too.
So, like the Vivo Z1, Z1X, and Vivo U20, VIVO Nepal will not launch the U20 here in Nepal. However, you should be available to get it through grey channels. The price of Vivo U20 in Nepal for 4+64GB would be around Rs. 21,000. To find the shops selling the U20 in Nepal, you can head over to hamrobazaar.com.