Vivo shows interesting Apex smartphone concept at MWC 2018
Published in Mobiles


Slimmer bezels, half-screen fingerprint scanner and pop-out camera

Although it did not bring any new smartphones to the MWC 2018 show, Chinese company Vivo brought a rather interesting concept device meant to demonstrate some future technologies, including the new screen with the slimmest bezels so far, half-screen fingerprint scanning, Screen SoundCasting technology, and pop-out motorized front camera.

Qualcomm snaps China big six in 5G NR
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 25 January 2018 02:13

Qualcomm snaps China big six in 5G NR


Lenovo, Oppo, vivo, Xiaomi, ZTE and Wingtech devices in 2019

Qualcomm just announced in Beijing that together with Lenovo, OPPO, vivo, Xiaomi, ZTE and Wingtech, commercial availability of standard-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) devices is to be expected in 2019.

Synaptics under-display fingerprint reader is magic
Published in Mobiles


Future of unlocking

Our good friend Godfrey Cheng, an old friend who worked for ATI, AMD and now Synaptics has shown Fudzilla a Vivo prototype phone with in-display unlocking.

Huawei, Oppo and Vivo pull back on orders
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 15 December 2017 12:57

Huawei, Oppo and Vivo pull back on orders


Is expected smartphone resurgence over?

There are signs that the shine is coming off a resurgence in smartphone sales as Huawei, Oppo and Vivo cut 10 percent of smartphone shipments than their original orders from the supply chain makers for the fourth quarter of 2017.

Vivo beats competition with under-screen fingerprint scanner
Published in Mobiles


Thanks to Qualcomm's Fingerprint Sensors technology

While it was rumored that Apple could be the first to bring fingerprint scanning technology that can be placed under a screen, Vivo, a Chinese technology company, showed the first working prototype at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which uses Qualcomm's new Fingerprint Sensors technology.

Huawei is China's top smartphone dog
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 28 April 2017 05:48

Huawei is China's top smartphone dog


Ranks third worldwide

After staying in second place in the overall Chinese smartphone market for two consecutive quarters, Huawei has managed to overtake Oppo to retake the top spot in the region during Q1 2017, according to a recent report from Canalys.

Smartphone industry faces tight component supply in 2017
Published in News


Mainstream devices now use larger displays than before


There is an increasing possibility that the smartphone industry may be headed towards supply shortages this year as China-based vendors are demanding rising volumes several key components, according to sources within Taiwanese supply chains.

Huawei, Oppo, Vivo to sell 500 million smartphones in 2017
Published in Mobiles


Impressive gains this year behind Samsung and Apple

According to the latest estimates within the smartphone supply chain, China’s top-three vendors are expected to ship a combined total of 500 million devices in 2017, or roughly one third of all global smartphone shipments.

Qualcomm to dominate high-end mobile chips
Published in Processors


Snapdragon 820 is a winner with the vendors

If you buy a high-end android phone it will almost certainly have a Snapdragon 820 under the bonnet.

Vivo releases 6 GB RAM phone
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 03 March 2016 15:26

Vivo releases 6 GB RAM phone


Xplay5 Elite remembers everything

Vivo has launched what it thinks is the world's first smartphone with 6GB of RAM - the Vivo Xplay5 Elite.