The Vivo Z5i leaks via its own carrier

The Vivo Z5i. (Source: MySmartPrice)
The Vivo Z5i. (Source: MySmartPrice)
Vivo is now slated to release a new phone called the Z5i. This has not been officially announced by the OEM; however, this device has shown up on China Telecom's website despite not having even launched yet. It is powered by the Snapdragon 675 SoC and 8GB of RAM, and has 128GB of internal memory.
Deirdre O Donnell,

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.

The new Z5i's product shots and spec list from China Telecom. (Source: MySmartPrice)
The new Z5i's product shots and spec list from China Telecom. (Source: MySmartPrice)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-11- 8 (Update: 2019-11- 8)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.