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The Vivo Y3, an entry-level phone with a triple camera, leaks out

A render showing the 'Y3' in its Peach Powder color. (Source: IndiaShopps)
A render showing the 'Y3' in its Peach Powder color. (Source: IndiaShopps)
Recently, a Vivo phone with the model number V1901A (or V1901T) has surfaced on Geekbench. With its 4GB of RAM, Android 9 ROM and 2.3GHz SoC, its specs hint at a new solid budget option waiting in the wings. Its TENAA listing supports this, as it states that this phone (possibly the Y3) has 3 cameras on its rear panel.

A new series of leaks suggests that Vivo is preparing to release a new mid-to-lower-tier phone soon. Its listings on benchmarking and regulatory sites indicate that its model name is the V1901A (or occasionally V1901T); however, some rumors state that it will be called the Y3 at launch.

The V1901A's Geekbench entry states that it will have 4GB of RAM, run Android 9 (probably under FunTouch, Vivo's OS skin with the eternally off-putting name) and be powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz SoC. This corresponds somewhat to the specs of the MediaTek Helio P35 processor.

One leak in particular asserts the Vivo Y3 will come in a violently pink gradient called Peach Powder. However, its TENAA listings also suggest that it will also have a more sober blue as an option. This certification also specifies a 6.35-inch display and triple (13+8+2MP) rear cameras. There is also a 16MP selfie camera, although its manner of relating to the front panel (e.g. in a notch - or maybe even in a pop-up module) is impossible to define at present.

Therefore, it seems the putative Vivo Y3 may still make a decent mid-ranger. However, that display is let down by a 720x1544 resolution. In addition, it will have to make do with microUSB for charging and syncing, which at this stage is truly low-rent. Then again, the phone will also have up to 128GB in internal storage, and pack a large 4,880mAh battery: a common selling-point for a new budget phone these days.

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The new Vivo phone on TENAA. (Source: TENAA)
The new Vivo phone on TENAA. (Source: TENAA)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-05-11 (Update: 2019-05-11)