Moscow, Russia, 2 December 2017 – As an official FIFA World Cup Sponsor, Vivo, a young leading global smartphone brand, reveals the special edition handset created for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and has specially created the FIFA World Cup edition handset for FIFA staff at the tournament. 32 teams have booked their places at the tournament, and the Final Draw was held on 1 December at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.

Custom-made Vivo Smartphone for FIFA made an appearance

The Draw attracted much attention since it impacts the performance of each participating
team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. As a milestone event before the start of the
tournament, the Draw was attended by high profile guests, government officials and FIFA
representatives, as well as accredited media and the proud members of the FIFA Commercial Affiliates.

As a part of this historical and unique moment, a brief ceremony was held ahead of the
Draw for the handover of the customized Official Smartphone of the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Russia.

Continued commitment in bringing the Vivo experience to more consumers around the globe

The partnership with FIFA is one of many to help Vivo reach more young people globally,
especially among fans of large sporting events. As a part of the cooperation between Vivo
and FIFA, Vivo will continue to initiate several fan activities and activations to translate the
passions and fun of sports to fans. This will continue to lay a solid foundation for Vivo to
further explore and establish a leading position in overseas markets. In October, Vivo announced its expansion plan into new markets including Taiwan, Singapore and Russia.

When the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks-off, FIFA staff will be relying on the special edition Vivo handset to help deliver the most anticipated football event in the world. The partnership with FIFA strongly connects Vivo’s creative, joyful, and international brand image with consumers all over the world.

Editor’s Thoughts

There’s no specific mention of what phone it is, but according to another article from a popular website, the phone is actually the new Vivo X20. 

The Vivo X20 features a 6.01-inch 18:9 display, and is powered by the new Snapdragon 660 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It also features dual rear cameras composed of two 12MP sensors, in conjunction with a 12MP selfie camera. 

The X20 packs a 3,250mAh batttery and runs on Funtouch OS 3.2 on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. (Source: GSMArena)

We have no news as to whether this phone will be available in other markets soon, but if this press release is a sign, well, it would certainly be welcome. 

 

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

Without questions, Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus is the best camera smartphone the Cherry Mobile has to date. We haven’t seen other Cherry Mobile phones that are capable of taking photos with impressive quality than the one we brought to Japan to cover Tokyo Game Show 2018.

If you have been following our Instagram posts (@gadgetpilipinas) during our coverage of the TGS 2018, our daily driver was the Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.  So, feast your eyes and take a look at some of our photos:

For high-resolution photos, go  to this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HwHBWNh2WYceTywxiNBhxNKbZuGyz988?usp=sharing

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This selfie was taken the night before we left for Tokyo.
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Jam can smile while sleeping. I took this photo inside Skyliner going to Nippori Station from Narita Airport.
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Our Tokyo trip isn’t always complete without grabbing a lunch at Matsuya.
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Night time is coming, and bedtime is near; oh, where is our AirBnB, I thought it is just right here!
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After looking for a 100-Yen store to buy Allan’s towel (since our AirBnB didn’t have any towels available), we took a break at this vending machine to reward ourselves a cold drink.
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Taken near Bic Camera at Akihabara using Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.
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We gotta have this here in the Philippines! Oh, I noticed that Flare S7 Plus fails to put a watermark when using Bokeh effect.
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A food shot with our Cherry Roam.

We’ve got to hold our horses so we don’t spoil too much of our TGS experience with photos. Watch out for our first impressions and review of Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus!

Oh, and while you’re at it – be sure to check out our full coverage of Tokyo Game Show 2018 on this link.

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If the line on the demo is any indication, Biohazard RE: 2 is one of the most popular games in TGS 2018. It’s one of those games that, regardless of the time of day, the queue to the booth just won’t go shorter than 60 minutes. We decided to hold off trying our luck on the demo, maybe tomorrow’s line would be shorter.

Demo or no demo, it’s still worth mentioning that the game, even in pictures is just a sight to behold. CAPCOM gave us access to screenshots of the game, and my goodness, what a fresh  coat of paint the game has over the 1998 Playstation and Nintendo 64 classic.

Check them out and drool.
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Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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