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Yesterday, Vivo held its grand mall tour at the SM Mall of Asia to celebrate the launch of its newest flagship in the country, the Vivo V9. During the event, Vivo Philippines Brand Director Annie Lim, also announced a partnership with the YouTube FanFest 2018 in May. Qualcomm Technologies Inc., Senior Marketing Manager Dominikus Susanto  also talked about the Snapdragon 626, the chip that powers the Vivo V9. Of course, the celebration wouldn’t have been complete without the presence of the brand’s endorsers, Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, who were also given celebratory gifts for their birthdays, and treated the audience to a wonderful song number. The two also talked about their favorite features of the Vivo V9. Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Hazel Bascon also thanked the brand’s loyal customers for their unwavering support, as the V9 has already received 18,000 pre-orders only a few days after it…

During its recent mall tour at Market! Market! in BGC, global smartphone brand Vivo inked a partnership with Ayala Malls for a major sports event this year. Vivo will be the official title sponsor for the Hoop Battle Championship Philippines,  an annual 3×3  bastketball tournament held in a number of districts in China and other countries in Asia. In PH, Ayala Malls Synergies, Inc. (AMSI) Entertainment General Manager Gabby Katigbak also announced that it will be held in various Ayala malls. Capdase CEO Alex Fong also mentioned that the brand will give its full support in the upcoming activities. The three brands will be announcing more details of upcoming activities very soon. To know more about Vivo, you may visit their website, or follow their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Vivo is adding 2 new phones in its mid-range family. A TENAA listing confirms 2 variants, a  Y71 and Y71A with some details. With the help of other industry sources filling in the rest of the gaps, we can now come up with a more concrete build of the rumored phone. The Y71 sports a classic notch-less design on its 5.99-inch, 1440 x 720pixel panel. A metal unibody (please be metal), measuring 155.87 x 75.74 x 7.8 mm and weighing in at 150 grams encases the handset with no fingerprint reader on both sides. There’s a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB port. Under the hood, you’ll find a Snapdragon 425 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage and for its snappers, a 13MP main camera and a 5MP selfie. A respectable 3,285 mAh battery will power the Vivo Y71 and it will most likely run on Android 8.0…

Good news to all Vivo Y53 users, as the company has started rolling out an update to Funtouch OS that brings the well-loved Face ID Access to the handset. Now, users will have another secure and quick way of unlocking their Y53 smartphones apart from the typical password, PIN code, and pattern. The Vivo Y53 is runs on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, and is equipped with a 5MP front camera along with an 8MP rear camera. It currently retails for PhP5,990 and is available in two colors: Crown Gold and Space Gray. To know more about Vivo, you may visit their website, or follow their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Following its launch last March, Vivo’s newest flagship in the country, the V9, has been well-received by consumers, and has already reached 18,000 pre-orders as of April 5, 2018. Due to the unprecedented success of the device, Vivo is bringing in additional units to accommodate the demand. The brand also very thankful to its fans for their unwavering support, and has ensured that it will continue to push the boundaries to introduce more innovative products and an even better user experience in the future. The Vivo V9 features AI-assisted beautification on its 24MP selfie camera, and has a 6.3-inch FullView display for an immersive viewing experience. It’s powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It also has a dual rear camera system, designed to add a depth of field effect to your photos. The Vivo V9 currently retails for PhP17,990…

The Vivo V9 is a result of the company’s continuous pursuit of providing its customers with a better user experience. Boasting a new design, a larger and high quality display, a more powerful processor, and now, dual rear cameras, this phone aims to be one of the ones to beat in the mid-range segment. The question is, did Vivo get it right? do these “improvements” make it worthy of an upgrade from its predecessor, or perhaps from other brands? or are the differences too subtle to even make an impact? let’s find out in this full review. Vivo V9 Specs  2.21 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage expandable via microSD card 6.3-inch FHD+ 19:9 Fullview display 16MP + 5MP rear cameras 24MP front camera Fingerprint sensor 4G/LTE Funtouch OS 4.0 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo 3,250mAh battery Design and Build Quality In almost…

Only a few days after its launch at the City of Dreams in Pasay, the Vivo V9 with a 19:9 Fullview display, and dual rear cameras is now available for pre-order starting today, March 26, until April 5, 2018! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VReK5WmUwFg&t=20s The Vivo V9 features a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdrgaon 626 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage with microSD card support. At the back is a dual camera system composed of a 16MP and a 5MP sensor, the latter for achieving the depth of field effect. The front camera, on the other hand uses a 24MP sensor with AI-Assisted Face Beauty. The Vivo V9 runs on Funtouch OS 4.0 on top of Android Oreo, which brings features like Face ID Access and more. It packs a 3,250mAh battery. As an added bonus, those who will pre-order will also receive an anti-theft…

Vivo has just announced their super flagship known as the X21. Although the design is a bit familiar to us, what’s the selling point here for the X21? Allow me to give you the important specs. Apart from the above, there will be a special 128GB variant that has the unique under-display fingerprint scanner. As you can remember, we’ve seen this in the Apex concept phone from the recent MWC. All other variants will get the fingerprint scanner at the back. The 64GB variant costs CNY 2,898 ($458) while the 128GB is at CNY 3,198 ($505). The available colors for these two variants are: Aurora White, Ruby Red and Black. Pre-order begins on March 24. For the X21 UD, it will be only available with 128GB storage with a price tag of CNY 3,598 ($568) and comes in two colors: Ruby Red or Black. It will be available on March…

The new Vivo V9 marks the company’s next step of pushing the mid-range segment, and it’s easy to see why, as this device holds many notable improvements over its predecessors that make it worth a glance – a 19:9 display, a powerful octa-core processor, dual rear cameras, and a 24MP selfie shooter with AI-assisted beautification. Vivo V9 Specs  2.21 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage expandable via microSD card 6.3-inch FHD+ 19:9 Fullview display 16MP + 5MP rear cameras 24MP front camera Fingerprint sensor 4G/LTE Funtouch OS 4.0 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo 3,250mAh battery Design and Build Quality The front of the device certainly looks more eye-candy compared to its predecessor, thanks to a 6.3-inch 19:9 display with FHD+ resolution that shows good vibrancy. While some people may not like the notch, the camera and sensors have to placed somewhere.  The back…

After a week full of teasers, Vivo has finally launched its newest flagship smartphone here in the Philippines. Say hello to the new Vivo V9 with a full screen display, and a 24MP selfie camera. In design alone, the Vivo V9 is a step-up from the previous V7 and V7+, with more real estate for your content, thanks to its 6.3 inch FHD+ 19:9 screen combined with a slim form factor. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor, which while dated, is still pretty capable. There’s 4GB of RAM for multi-tasking, and an ample 64GB of storage expandable with a microSD card. For imaging, the device has a combination of 16MP + 5MP sensors at the rear, with the latter used for achieving the depth of field effect. The 24MP front comes with features such as AI-assisted Face Beauty, Group Selfie, and AR Stickers. The V9 runs…

With the success of the V7 and V7+, Vivo is once again set to make waves in the industry this month, with the launch of its new flagship smartphone for the Philippine market, promising an even better experience for consumers. So what can we expect from the company’s newest smartphone? the device will carry all of the features that made the V7 and V7+ such a hit, with numerous improvements in every aspect – design, performance, camera, and more. It will once again be a phone centered on delivering flawless selfies augmented by AI tools. It’s also touted to feature a more advanced HDR mode. Vivo’s next flagship is also rumored to have a Full HD display,  and a powerful octa-core processor with dual camera support. It will also retain the Game Mode feature, along with Face ID Access and Fingerprint Unlock. Though these specs are still unconfirmed, it’s assured…

Prior to its imminent announcement fon March 19, The Vivo X21 has been spotted in popular benchmarking site Geekbench . The Vivo X21 is the successor of the X20 Plus UD that features the first ever under display fingerprint sensor. Luckily, as you can see from the image above, the UD in the device’s name suggests that the X21 will also employ the same technology. The X21 will run on Android 8.1, and will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with 6GB of RAM, a 2GB bump up from its predecessor. Source

In a special event in China, Vivo announced its newest technology – Ai-powered Super HDR, which it claims can significantly help in producing better quality photos and videos with better detail, color, and tone. Unlike the typical HDR, Super HDR merges more frames to resolve issues caused by strong dark and light tones in photos. It also intelligently merges these frames, to the benefit of low-light photography. Super HDR’s dynamic range can reach up to 14 EV. It can also capture up to 12 frames in a single press of the shutter button, significantly more compared to standard HDR. This in turn provides more options when it comes to merging frames to light up all the parts of a photo. Using complex AI algorithms, Super HDR intelligently adapts to different scenes by selecting and merging frames to render details, and optimizes shadows to ensure a balanced an natural look. While…

The Vivo V9 has been quite a topic recently, with all the renders, and even the official tv commercial being leaked. Now though, Vivo India has officially revealed the device’s specifications ahead of its launch, and confirms most of what we already know. The Vivo V9 sports a 6.3-inch 19:9 display with FHD+ resolution and a notch, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC. It has 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage expandable with a microSD card. For imaging, the device has a 16MP + 5MP dual rear camera setup that has portrait mode. Interestingly, it’s also able to detect gender, and is capable of taking 4K and slow motion videos. The 24MP front camera is equipped with AI Face Beauty, which if we’re to guess, analyzes your face and intelligently applies effects for clearer looking selfies. The V9 runs on Funtouch OS 4.0 on top of…

This might be the busiest month for vivo. Below is a poster that signifies the successor of the vivo X20 UD, the vivo X21. This smartphone will also feature the under-display fingerprint scanner just like it its predecessor. Let’s hope that they improve some of the specs like the processor and design. As of now, we have no other news with the vivo x21. The vivo X21 will be unveiled in China this coming March 19. Moving on, remember our post regarding the Vivo V9 appearing in billboard in Indonesia? It appears that Vivo is planning to announce the V9 this coming March 27 in India. As you can see at the top, the promo materials have resurfaced and we can confirm that the V9 will join the notch game. Aside from this, the front camera will have 24 megapixels and dual camera setup at the back. Report says that…

Vivo is currently offering services such as  software updates, system recovery, and cleaning for ALL of its phones in all its centers to all of its customers nationwide. If you’re a user of a Vivo V3, V3 Max, V51, and Y55 smartphone, we’ve got some good news for you today! That’s because Vivo has recently announced that they’re giving an additional 6 months extended warranty for the aforementioned units! That means if you bought a Vivo V3 last September 10, 2016 with a warranty that supposedly expires on September 10, 2017, your unit is now covered by the extended warranty until March 10, 2018. Of course, repair policies such as no human errors or problems caused by liquid and physical damages still apply, and it doesn’t cover accessories. For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or follow their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Accounts.

The notch game for smartphone is real. It’s as if you don’t have a notch, you do not belong. The latest addition to this game is the unannounced Vivo V9. A photo was sent to GSMArena that appears to be a billboard with the Vivo V9 in Pangkal Pinang City, Bangka Island, Indonesia. Based on the images above, the V9 has an improved 24MP camera inside the screen notch atop the device. We have yet to confirm any of the specs of  Vivo V9 and being advertised in the public means that a launch might be imminent. Source

The future is here. With the banner indicated below, Vivo announced what could possibly be the official launch of iits APEX Concept Phone. It will be on March 5, 2018 in Hangzhou Institute, Hangzhou, Zehjiang in China. By a mere concept, Vivo amazed us by the features we haven’t seen on any other smartphones. One good example of this is the half-screen in-display fingerprint scanner. The APEX also has the thinnest top and side bezels in the industry, measuring only 1.8 mm.  The elevating front camera definitely hits the flagship mark. Being in a concept phone status means that some of the features they presented to us can be changed or can be retained. To know more about the vivo APEX Concept Phone, check out this link. Source