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Vivo Y3 released in China

The Vivo Y3. (Source:
The Vivo Y3. (Source:
The Vivo Y3 has been launched in China. As projected through its leaks, it is a budget device, albeit one with triple rear cameras and an extra-large battery. The Y3 is available in pink or blue shades for about US$217.

As expected from some detailed leaks, Vivo's latest smartphone release is the Y3. It may be a compelling option for those with the equivalent of around US$220 to spend on a new phone, as it has a triple camera. However, one shouldn't look for a OnePlus 7 Pro-esque set-up for this price: the camera in question is indeed a 13+8+2MP shooter. These are intended to handle standard, wide-angle and depth-sensing photography respectively.

The rest of the new Y3's specs are in line with indications from its TENAA certification. They include a 4GB/128GB RAM/storage configuration, a 720p display and a MediaTek Helio P35 octa-core SoC. The phone also supports microSD cards of up to 128GB in size.

The Vivo Y3's description also mention a 5000mAh battery; however, according to its certification, the capacity of this battery is more likely to be around 4880 in real life. Nevertheless, this is still impressive for a device in this tier. It is available now on, where customers can pick up a Y3 in either Ink Blue, Shadow Blue or the also-anticipated Peach Powder color for 1498 yuan (or ~US$217).


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-05-17 (Update: 2019-10-12)