Vivo Stories May 23

Vivo’s all-screen, pop-out camera ‘Apex’ smartphone teased for June 12th

Remember back at MWC when Vivo showed off that crazy concept Android smartphone, the Apex? It wasn’t expected that Vivo would ever actually deliver the phone to market, but now, it looks like June 12th will see its official unveiling…

Vivo Stories May 15

We learned back in January that the Vivo X20 Plus UD had won the race to be the world’s first smartphone with a fingerprint reader embedded into the display.

We discovered later that it still works fine with a few scratches, but a tech reviewer has now put it through a far more extensive set of tests …

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Vivo Stories January 14

Biometric security has been a core part of our smartphones for the past several years, and fingerprint sensors have only been getting better over the years. Now, though, as a war mounts up against smartphone bezels, fingerprint sensors are losing out. That is, until they end up under the display, as Synaptics is doing with its new Clear ID sensor.

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Vivo Stories October 30, 2017

Huawei overtakes Oppo to take lead in China, as Vivo, Xiaomi & Apple all see growth

Smartphone sales in China may be down 5% year-on-year, but four of the five top-selling brands saw growth in Q3, reports Canalys. Oppo was the exception, seeing a slight decline in sales, that allowed Huawei to take the #1 slot …

Vivo Stories April 11, 2017

Trendforce data seen by us suggests that Samsung overtook Apple in Q1 smartphone sales even before the company’s new flagship Galaxy S8 lands in stores in Q2. Most of the gains made by the company were thanks to lower-end devices.

Samsung’s sales results for its high-end smartphones fell short of expectations in the first quarter as consumers’ confidence in the brand had yet to fully recover from the recall of Galaxy Note 7. Nevertheless, Samsung continued to do very well in the mid-range and low-end segments of the market. The economically priced, high-performing Galaxy J series sustained Samsung’s shipments and contributed significantly to the expansion of the brand’s overall smartphone production volume. Samsung was the only brand that saw positive growth in production volume during the off season of the first quarter.

There was less cheer when it came to high-end devices, however …

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Vivo Stories February 6, 2017

Chinese phone sales continue to be dominated by local brands as shown by the latest analyst data via Bloombeerg. With the exception of Apple’s iPhone, all of the top manufacturers in the region are Chinese companies that make Android phones. Across 2016, Oppo, Huawei and Vivo grew in the double digits to take the top three slots and represent half of all smartphone sales.

Xiaomi slipped to fourth place with 35% fall in sales and Samsung Galaxy phones failed to hit the top five at all, being grouped into the ‘Others’ miscellaneous category by IDC.

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