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Vivo V17 Pro puts two cameras in a single popup

Vivo V17 Pro puts two cameras in a single popup

Vivo can probably be both blamed and credit for the creation of a new breed of phones that hide their front cameras in an elevating mechanism. Although it didn't exactly become a trend that bigger OEMs copied, phones with popup cameras have proliferated, especially among the Chinese manufacturers. With that many popup cameras popping up in the market, the challenge to the originator has become even greater. On the heels of announcing its NEX 3 5G, Vivo is debuting the new V17 Pro nearly bezel-less phone that takes the popup camera game to a new level.

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Vivo NEX 3 5G hands-on: a new face on a familiar soul

Vivo NEX 3 5G hands-on: a new face on a familiar soul

Vivo will probably be remembered, or blamed, as the one that started the whole popup camera mania. It didn't exactly catch fire but even larger OEMs like ASUS and Samsung have given it their own spin. Vivo, however, has been pushing the envelope of mobile hardware for years now, from deca-core processors to 8 or even 10 GB of RAM. With the Vivo NEX 3, the company is pooling together all its innovations into a high-end phone that looks both new yet feels familiar at the same time.

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Vivo V17 Pro could come with first dual camera popup

Vivo V17 Pro could come with first dual camera popup

It seems that the popup camera trend isn't going away any time soon. And if Chinese OEMs are to be asked, it can still be taken even further. OPPO shifted the design a bit with the Reno's shark fin popup, including the main camera's LED flash. Now it seems that Vivo will also be taking it a step further by putting two cameras in that popup mechanism facing forward.

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Vivo NEX 3 5G early hands-on harps on its waterfall display

Vivo NEX 3 5G early hands-on harps on its waterfall display

Samsung may have christened its curved edge screen as an Infinity Display but other companies are going to be the ones to take it to the extreme. OPPO was rumored to be jumping on a "waterfall" type screen that Samsung was too afraid to use but now it seems that sibling and rival Vivo will beat it to the punch.. It has officially teased and shown off the Vivo NEX 3 5G's design and has now enlisted the help of YouTuber Mrwhosetheboss to tease what the phone is all about, which, at least for now, revolves around that screen.

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Vivo NEX 3 5G might be taking two steps forward, one step back

Vivo NEX 3 5G might be taking two steps forward, one step back

Vivo has always been trying to make headlines by being the first in many new mobile technologies but it really gained international fame with the Vivo NEX S. It was the first phone to resort to an elevating camera to get rid of much of the phone's bezel, giving birth to a niche line of phones that did the same. With the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition and the Vivo APEX 2019, it almost seemed like the phone maker was heading towards a certain direction. The Vivo NEX 3 5G teaser, however, may suggest otherwise and hints at a sort of return to normalcy with at least two key features to still boast of.

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Did Vivo make the perfect glass phone?

Did Vivo make the perfect glass phone?

Today the glass front and back of the next Vivo phone were leaked by the leakster known as Ice Universe. This person is generally known for leaking the likes of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, but they've occasionally done a Vivo or Vivo-like leak or two, all of which seem to have turned out fairly accurate for final products. Today the leak has to do with what's likely called the Vivo NEX 3 - a device that might just have found the perfect formula for an all-glass phone.

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Oppo and Vivo just revealed a genius WiFi feature

Oppo and Vivo just revealed a genius WiFi feature

In the constant struggle to stand out in a sea of other smartphones from a variety of different manufacturers, Oppo and Vivo are both looking to make your smartphone's WiFi connection more reliable. Both companies (which are subsidiaries of BBK Electronics) have revealed that their flagship phones will both use Dual WiFi. Today, we got to see it in action thanks to a pair of videos those companies uploaded to Weibo.

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Vivo AR Glass and 120W Super FlashCharge get ready for a 5G world

Vivo AR Glass and 120W Super FlashCharge get ready for a 5G world

OEMs and especially network operators are buzzing about 5G but not many of them talk about the practical use of the new technology apart from insanely fast downloads and lag-free streaming. 5G, in theory, enables new experiences not possible on mobile before but also requires newer technologies to keep up with the demand. At MWC Shanghai 2019, Vivo is showing off its 5G play which includes AR glasses to take advantage of those speeds, 120W charging to keep phones powered on, and a 5G phone at the center of it all.

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Finally, Android lets me turn off all phone sensors

Finally, Android lets me turn off all phone sensors

So you'd like to make certain your phone isn't connecting to anything, hearing, seeing, or sensing anything at all, right? Now you can make that happen. Before now, users needed to gain root access (read: not easy for the average person) and potentially void their warranty. Now it's easy. All you need to know is where to look!

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Vivo APEX 2019 concept phone hands-on – A look into Vivo’s future devices

Vivo APEX 2019 concept phone hands-on – A look into Vivo’s future devices

While Samsung and Huawei argue over who has the better folding phone, Vivo is taking a shot at turning heads with its new Vivo APEX 2019 Concept phone. Throwing away all buttons and holes, the seamless unibody design practically changes the way we interact with smartphones. At an exclusive press event, however, the Chinese OEM explains how it isn't only changing the way phones look, it's also changing how they are made.

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Vivo might use Energous WattUp over the air charging tech soon

Vivo might use Energous WattUp over the air charging tech soon

Vivo might call dibs on innovations like the in-screen fingerprint scanner, the first elevating camera, dual displays, or seamless button-less phones, but when it comes to battery charging tech, its cousin OPPO has a head start. That might not be true for long as the Chinese manufacturer strikes up a partnership with Energous to bring the latter's over-the-air "true" wireless charging technology to future generations of Vivo smartphones.

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Vivo V15 Pro hands-on: bringing cutting-edge tech to the masses

Vivo V15 Pro hands-on: bringing cutting-edge tech to the masses

Vivo was the first phone maker to come up with the elevating camera solution to bezels, a design that has been copied or modified by others. With the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition and Vivo APEX 2019 concept, it almost seemed that the company was abandoning its own innovation. Not quite. Instead, Vivo is actually making that innovation accessible to more users by putting it in its latest V series phone, the Vivo V15Pro. With that elevating camera, a triple camera system, and more AI features than you can remember, the Vivo V15Pro aims to bring cutting-edge technology, and buzzwords, to a broader market.

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