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iQOO launches MediaTek-powered U3x Standard Edition in China

iQOO U3x

Vivo's spin-off brand, iQOO has announced the U3x Standard Edition (SE) in China. As apparent from its name, this new handset is a watered-down U3x 5G that lacks support for fifth-generation network technology. The U3x SE looks similar to its 5G sibling except for a different camera housing.

Moving onto hardware features, the U3x SE is powered by MediaTek's octa-core Helio G80 chipset with Mali G52 GPU. The phone comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants with 128GB of internal storage. Should you wish to expand the storage, the inbuilt microSD card slot has got you covered.

iQOO U3x color options

The handset sports a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD with a waterdrop-shaped notch. The panel is tuned for a 60Hz refresh rate. Coming to the subject of photography, the U3x SE features a 13MP camera paired with a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, the phone relies on an 8MP shooter. Other features include dual SIM 5G support, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

The iQOO U3x SE houses a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support. On the software front, the device ships with Android 11 with Origin OS on top. The phone is up for pre-order starting today. The base model with 4GB RAM is priced at RMB 900, which roughly translates to $140. The other variant with 6GB RAM costs RMB 1,100 (approx. $170). As of this writing, there's no word on the phone's global rollout.

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