The Vivo Z5i leaks via its own carrier
The new Vivo Z5i mid-range phone has shown up on China Telecom's database, although it has not technically been launched yet. Admittedly, it may look very familiar to fans of the pre-existing Z5x; however, its 6.53-inch display has a waterdrop notch for its 16MP selfie camera rather than a punch-hole.
In fact, the new phone has much the same specs as the Z5x, except that it has a Snapdragon 675 SoC rather than the 710, and has only 1 8 GB/128 GB SKU. It retains the triple 16MP+8MP+2MP rear camera, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and 5,000 mAh battery (or 4920mAh in effective capacity, rather).
The new Vivo Z-series variant (which has the model number V1941A) may thus be intended as an attractive carrier-locked option, and is also priced accordingly: 1998 yuan (~US$286) for either of the phone's 3 new colorways: Agate Black, Spar Blue or Jade Green. However, this prospect is disrupted somewhat by the OEM's insistence on sticking with the Z5x' well-outmoded micro-USB port.
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