These phones boast “turbo” speeds and are targeted at gamers.
In October, Vivo launched the T1 series of devices, starting with the Dimensity 900-powered T1x. The company has also since released the 4G version of the phone powered by the Snapdragon 680. They have since added the T1 5G, which uses the Snapdragon 778G processor and is targeted toward gamers. Also, confusingly, there are two versions with different designs. Both are primed with Snapdragon 778G chipset
They also have announced that the phones would arrive in the Philippines, although pricing and date are yet to be announced. In particular, the T1 5G (waterdrop notch version) and the 4G T1x
The T1x is the cheapest and most basic form of the four. The display stands at a tall 6.58″ FHD+ (2400x1080px) IPS LCD with 90Hz refresh rate. The screen uses a dewdrop cutout that houses the 8mp selfie camera.
As mentioned, it is powered by the power-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset with a 6nm process. This is paired with 4 or 8GB RAM and either 64 or 128GB internal storage, plus MicroSD card expansion in a dedicated slot. It runs with FunTouchOS 12 based on Android 12
The cameras are as basic as you would get: a 50MP main camera, and the two gimmicky 2mp depth and macro sensors. The phone’s power is sourced from the non-removable 5000mAh battery coupled with 18W fast charging
The phone has two colours: Gravity Black and Space Blue. We’ll let you know of the Philippine prices once launched. In Malaysia, the phone is valued at RM 899 (~Php 10.7K)
Vivo T1 5G
As we mentioned, this particular model comes in two different designs. The one on the left is the Vivo T1 5G, and the other is the Vivo T1, without 5G in the name. It’s highly confusing we know and may confuse other customers determining which phone is which.
The one we may be getting is the one with a dewdrop notch. It is equipped with a 6.44in. FHD+ (2404x1080px) AMOLED display and also houses the 16mp module.
The phone uses a Snapdragon 778G chipset with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Its software is provided by FunTouchOS 12 based on Android 12.
The cameras are slightly updated from the T1x but are still the basics of what you see with phones of similar prices. These are the 64mp main camera, 8mp ultrawide, and the useless 2mp macro.
One of the main highlights of the phone is the in-display fingerprint scanner, wherein others would settle for a side-mounted fingerprint scanner to keep costs down. It also features Hi-Res Audio, Vapour Chamber cooling, and a 4700mAh battery with 66W fast charging.
Both of these phones were launched back in Malaysia. The T1 5G comes in Turbo Black and Turbo Cyan colour options. We’ll let you know the price once the phones launch. To give you an idea, the T1 5G is valued at RM 1,299 (~Php 15.5K)