Vivo has just debuted a powerful gaming smartphone. It’s called the iQOO, however you want to read it. This is a flagship-grade device with “Monster Inside” as its slogan, and true enough, it looks like a phone that you’d be proud to bring to an evening gala. I mean, look at that gorgeous back panel. The iQOO sports a 6.41″ OLED display with a waterdrop notch, and an the company’s signature UD fingerprint scanner. Under the hood is no less than a Snapdragon 855, backed by up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. To allow the phone to maintain optimal performance, it’s equipped with a vapor chamber, and other features such as AI Turbo, Center Turbo, Net Turbo, Cooling Turbo, and Game Turbo, all combined in one service called Multi-Turbo. All designed to boost startup speed by up to 30% and frame rate by up to…

Just a few days after Vivo launched their sub-brand, IQOO renders of their first phone have already surfaced online. The render shows a tall phone that folds in the middle. But unlike the expected fold-in design that we’ve seen in renders from some manufacturers, this looks to have a fold-out design. There isn’t any other information available about the phone but according to the reports, the price could be well above CNY 7,000 (about PHP 54,178.88). The renders show that the foldable phone has no ports or buttons. Whether this is because they are early renders or a possible buttonless, portless approach, like the Vivo Apex 2019, we’ll just have to wait and see. Source

Vivo has possibly launched its own sub-brand after a new account appeared on Chinese microblogging site Weibo. The account started off by sending out an initial post that read, “Hello, this is IQOO,” with no other information. Reports say that IQOO will be positioned as a premium brand with prices of handsets to go above the RMB 5000 mark (about PHP 38,483.57). This is despite the initial post not giving away much with how Vivo plans to position the IQOO brand. MySmartPrice tracked the iqoo.com domain and were able to trace it back to Vivo and this is perhaps the biggest confirmation that IQOO is the sub-brand of Vivo. Other Chinese smartphone makers like Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi have launched their sub-brands in Honor, Realme, and POCO, respectively. Vivo is the latest to jump in the sub-brand bandwagon. Source