With festival season around the corner, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has slashed the price of its V3 smartphone in India. Vivo V3, which originally costs Rs. 17,980 will be now sold for Rs. 14,980. The Rs. 3000 price will come into effect immediately across all retail outlets in the country.
If to refresh its specifications, V3 smartphone comes with a 5-inch display of 720 x 1280p resolution, powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC and 3GB of RAM. It runs the Vivo’s Funtouch OS 2.5 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. There is a 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.
Vivo V3 also boasts of a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing camera. There is a fingerprint scanner in the back, which Vivo says will unlock the smartphone in 0.2 seconds.
As far as connectivity is concerned, the Vivo V3 smartphone supports Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, FM Radio and USB On-The-Go. Besides these standard connectivity features, Vivo V3 also offers 4G VoLTE support. A 2550mAh battery completes the package. It is available in Gold and Rose Gold colors.
The new price cut has made Vivo V3 a direct competitor to smartphones such as Moto G4 Plus and Oppo F1, which are sold in the same price range. Vivo recently started its own manufacturing unit in India under Make in India initiative. According to a data from research firm Counterpoint Research, Vivo is now in the list of top five global vendors along with Oppo.