Vivo has revealed via its official flagship store Weibo account that it would be launching a new Z-series smartphone dubbed Vivo Z1 soon. The smartphone is going to be a thousand yuan machine which means it is a low-end mid-range model but the post teases the device as coming with a surprise in that the smartphone will beat our imaginations.
The Vivo Z series is a new series which will have the Z1 as its first model. The X series is Vivo’s flagship series, the Y series houses budget models and the new Z series is likely to fall in-between, joining the V series which is also a midrange series. From the render on the poster accompanied the Weibo post, we can gather that the Z1 will come with a full-screen design. The design also includes a notch at the top which will house the selfie camera and earpiece. That means the device will have a 19:9 aspect ratio. If the device comes out as it is on the poster, we could be looking at high screen ratio of up to 90% or more. The bezels at the top at off as a result of the notch while the bottom bezel is ultra-thin.
Nothing is revealed about the specifications the device would pack but we expect an interesting lineup. According to the poster, the device will go official on May 25 and would be sold on Jingdong (JD.com), Tmall, Suning Tesco and Vipshop.