Tag Archive: VIVO


Vivo X50 series brings gimbal-like image and video stabilization to phones

Vivo’s latest flagship is the first phone to feature a gimbal system for image and video stabilization.

Vivo continually pushes the boundaries for innovation, and with its 2020 flagship, the Chinese manufacturer is focusing on image and video stabilization. The X50 series is the first in the world to feature a camera module that offers gimbal-like stabilization when shooting photos and videos. There are three phones in the series — the Vivo X50, X50 Pro, and the  [Read More…]

Vivo has surpassed Samsung as the second largest smartphone brand in India

Xiaomi continued to lead the Indian smartphone market with 30.6% share in Q1 2020.

What you need to know BBK-owned smartphone maker Vivo overtook Samsung to emerge as the second largest smartphone vendor in India in Q1 2020. Vivo shipped 6.7 million smartphones in India during the first quarter, while Samsung shipped 6.3 million units. Xiaomi remained the top smartphone vendor in the country, shipping 10.3 million units in Q1 2020.

In the fourth quarter of 2017,  [Read More…]

BBK Electronics: Meet the company that owns OnePlus, OPPO, Vivo, and Realme

With five phone companies under its wing, BBK is the world’s third-largest smartphone manufacturer.

Samsung is the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, with Huawei overtaking Apple to take second place last year. But there’s another story playing out in the lower tiers. In the previous five years, brands like OPPO and Vivo have dominated sales in China and India, and these brands are now turning their attention to Western markets.

What’s interesting about OPPO and Vivo is that  [Read More…]

Like Xiaomi, Vivo is suspending its product launches in India

Starting with the V15, it’s suspending all new phone launches.

What you need to know Vivo has announced that it’s delaying the launch of the V19 in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The phone was initially supposed to be shown off to the world on March 26. All other product launches have also been postponed indefinitely.

Xiaomi isn’t the only smartphone company having trouble running its business in India — and across the world, really. After the  [Read More…]

Vivo VP predicts 5G phones could drop to $212 by the end of 2020

According to IDC data, Vivo ranks second in 5G phone sales in China.

What you need to know Liu Hong, Vice president of Vivo, says that 5G phones could drop to as low as $ 212 by the end of 2020. Xiaomi announced the Redmi K30 5G running a Snapdragon 765G in December of 2019 for only $ 284. Once Qualcomm starts rolling out its 5G capable Snapdragon 600 series, it could lead to more affordable 5G  [Read More…]

Vivo APEX 2020 is here with in-display camera, insane 60W wireless charging

Vivo’s latest take on the bezel-less phone is its most ambitious yet.

What you need to know Vivo’s APEX 2020 is now official, touting a waterfall display with 120-degree curves on either side. The phone is the first to feature a 16MP in-display camera module. There’s a Continuous Optical Zoom lens that delivers 5 – 7.5x magnification. The phone also has a 48MP secondary lens at the back with gimbal-like video stabilization.

Once a year, Vivo introduces  [Read More…]

Vivo Z6 5G launched with Snapdragon 765G SoC, impressive 5000mAh battery

Unlike some of its rivals, the Z6 5G does not have a high-refresh-rate display.

What you need to know Vivo Z6 5G is the company’s first mid-range 5G smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset. The phone sports a 6.57-inch FHD+ hole-punch display and has a 48MP quad-camera setup at the rear. It has been priced at 2,198 yuan ($ 314) in China.

Vivo today announced a new mid-range 5G-enabled smartphone at an event held in China.  [Read More…]

Vivo is the latest brand to pull out of MWC over coronavirus fears

Vivo has confirmed that it will no longer attend MWC.

What you need to know Vivo has pulled out of MWC, citing coronavirus worries. The brand was slated to introduce its latest bezel-less phone at the conference, and it says it will introduce the device at a later date. LG and Sony have already pulled out of the show, and with Vivo following suit this year’s event will be severely diminished.

Following LG and Sony, Vivo has  [Read More…]

Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo are teaming up to challenge the Play Store

The four companies were responsible for nearly 40% of phone shipments in Q4 of 2019.

What you need to know Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo are partnering to form the Global Developer Service Alliance. The GDSA would allow developers outside of China to upload an app once and have it added to all four manufacturer’s app stores simultaneously. This move will challenge Google’s Play Store dominance while also helping the four Chinese companies expand more into software  [Read More…]

Vivo NEX 3 5G review: More power than you can handle

The NEX 3 5G combines a stunning waterfall display with powerful hardware and insane battery life.

Vivo is a great bellwether for the smartphone industry. The brand has consistently pushed the boundaries for new technologies over the last three years, whether that’s high-res front cameras, retractable camera modules, and bezel-less designs.

Vivo debuts its latest features in its flagship NEX series, and while these devices may not see sales in the millions of units, the technologies that  [Read More…]