vivo has already revealed that it’s launching the new T1 5G smartphone in India on February 9, and today a full spec sheet of the device has been leaked by a usually reliable tipster.
Unlike what you might expect, the vivo T1 5G is not the same as the vivo T1 which launched in China back in October, even though the T1 has 5G functionality too. Nor is this like the vivo T1x, also available in China already, and also a 5G phone.
No, the vivo T1 5G goes its own way with a lower-end chipset than both of those. We’re talking about the Snapdragon 695, already featured in the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G and seemingly this year’s favorite mid-range SoC (for reasons no one can comprehend, so let’s just chalk it all up to the chip crisis, as nothing else makes sense anyway).
The vivo T1 5G is also said to have a 6.58″ FHD+ 120 Hz LCD screen, 4/6/8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage, a triple rear camera system (50 MP main plus two 2 MP sensors, probably one for depth capture and the other for macro shots), a 16 MP selfie snapper, and a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W charging. There’s a side-mounted fingerprint reader embedded in the power button, and a 3.5mm headphone jack too.
The price is supposed to come in at under INR 20,000, and the handset overall has a “slim & light form factor”, which will undoubtedly be used as one of its main selling points. We’ll find out more next week when the official unveiling is scheduled.