With more and more phone manufacturers branching into the gaming sector vivo is looking to take advantage of the growing segment with its upcoming IQOO Youth Edition phone. Two posters on Weibo confirm the device’s spec sheet including the Snapdragon 845 processor, 128GB of storage and a 4,000 mAh battery alongside a starting price of CNY 1,998($288) and an imminent announcement.
Prior to that a Geekbench listing for the vivo V1914A, which is the alleged code name of the IQOO Youth Edition showed matching specs to those in the new poster. The Geekbench listing also confirmed the device will come with 6GB RAM alongside last year’s flagship Snapdragon processor and will run Android 9 Pie.
Another poster, however, shows the exact same phone but with the midrange Snapdragon 710 processor instead and a lower starting price of CNY 1,798 ($260). This means we will either see two versions of the IQOO Youth Edition or one of the posters is fake. At this point we cannot confirm the authenticity of either so we'll have to wait for vivo to say something on the matter.