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Vivo is a Chinese technology company owned by BBK Electronics. The company manufactures Android phones and accessories. In 2015 they were ranked in the top 10 smartphone manufacturers. Visit the Vivo forums.

Vivo launches the Vivo V9 with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC

This week, Vivo launched the Vivo X21 in China with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 system-on-chip. On the same day, Oppo made the Oppo R15 official. On Thursday, Vivo launched a lower-end version of the X21, the Vivo V9, in Thailand. On Friday, the device was officially launched in India - one of Vivo's major international...

Vivo Apex Launched in China with Half Screen Fingerprint Sensing Tech, will be Mass Produced in Mid-2018

It may seem that innovation in smartphone design has plateaued over the past few years. It's true that the pace of improvement in smartphone design has been decreasing, but that doesn't mean that smartphone vendors have stopped researching on improving smartphone design. In 2017, we saw the advent of 18:9 displays with small bezels, which...

Here are the Vivo Smartphones That Will Receive Android Oreo

Vivo is a lesser-known, more budget-oriented Chinese Android OEM, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that it's upgrading some of its flagship devices to Android Oreo in the coming months. According to an announcement the company made on Saturday, the new firmware is expected to drop in mid-April or later, and it'll come...

Vivo X20 Plus UD Announced: First Phone with an In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

As the mobile industry ditches PIN codes, patterns, passwords for alternative methods of authentication, biometrics like fingerprints have become increasingly popular. Problem is, fingerprint sensors take up a lot of space on phones and tablets, spurring companies like Samsung and OnePlus to search for other, more compact solutions like iris scanners and facial recognition. New...

Vivo X20 Plus UD with Synaptics In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Passes Through TENAA

Vivo, a subsidiary of BBK Electronics, is one of the world's top smartphone manufacturers, and is a force to be reckoned with in China and India. However, the company isn't well-known in Western markets. It launched the Vivo X20 Plus last year as its flagship smartphone, with specifications that include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 system-on-chip,...

Vivo Showcases the World’s First Smartphone with an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

We've been hearing about in-display fingerprint sensors for quite a while. Notably, Samsung was rumored to include an in-display sensor in the Galaxy S8, but reportedly opted not to because the tech wasn't ready. Vivo, though, has made real progress. In July 2017, the China-based company teamed up with Qualcomm to demo an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint...

Report: Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo Cut Smartphone Orders by 10 Percent for Q4 2017

The Chinese smartphone market has experienced tough competition in the last few years. Currently, Huawei is the top smartphone manufacturer in China, with Oppo and Vivo rounding out the top three. Xiaomi and Apple hold the fourth and fifth position respectively, while Samsung has struggled to gain a foothold in recent times. In stark contrast to OEMs...

First In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Reportedly Shipping on a Vivo Smartphone

A few days ago, we reported on the fact that Synaptics was partnering with a "top 5" OEM to bring in-display fingerprint scanning, dubbed "Clear ID" (FS9500) by Synaptics themselves. Clear ID itself was announced about a year ago, but until now we've not heard much about it. We now know who that OEM is...

Report: Samsung Struggles to Gain Smartphone Market Share in China

When you ask the average Western customer to name three different smartphone brands, they will almost always include Samsung in that list. In some cases, Samsung's Galaxy brand was overshadowing Android OS itself to the point where some didn't even know what Android was. The amount of work that Samsung has put into their smartphone...

Vivo will Expand to Europe and Africa in 2018, Signs MoU with Qualcomm

Vivo is the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in China, and the third largest smartphone manufacturer in India. The company is part of BBK Electronics, just like its sibling Oppo. A great part of its success is because of its focus on offline retail and the use of incentives, as well as huge spending on marketing...

Vivo’s Prototype Device Showcases New Under-display Fingerprint Scanner

Last month at MWC Shanghai 2017, Qualcomm announced a new range of ultrasonic fingerprint solutions with the introduction of "Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors". The new solution allows OEMs to implement a fingerprint sensor under display, glass, or metal. At the time, Qualcomm said that it would be collaborating with Vivo to demonstrate its Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensor...

Report: Huawei, Vivo and Oppo Show Impressive Growth During Q1 2017

Depending on where you live, you likely have differing opinions on the success of companies such as Huawei, Vivo and Oppo. Huawei has been able to garner some attention from the enthusiast crowd thanks to the company manufacturing the Nexus 6P. They also have their Honor sub-brand helping it get more attention in Europe and USA....