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Vivo patent shows off a folding smartphone with the second screen on the bottom

Vivo patent shows off a folding smartphone with the second screen on the bottom

Folding smartphones are the future of mobile devices delivering significantly larger screens while still offering a portable form factor. Folding smartphones are currently available from several manufacturers. A new patent has surfaced from Vivo, hinting at a future device with an interesting folding form factor.

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Vivo 2021 goals include global expansion, photography mastery

Vivo 2021 goals include global expansion, photography mastery

With Huawei's position in the smartphone market hanging by a thread, the opportunity for other players to displace it has become even greater. This opportunity is mostly open to Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi, OPPO, and, of course, Vivo. The latter has just laid out its plans this year and it is quite ambitious in growing not just its market presence around the world but to also grow its digital ecosystem of apps and photography content.

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Vivo X60 and X60 Pro flaunt ZEISS optics, Funtouch OS successor

Vivo X60 and X60 Pro flaunt ZEISS optics, Funtouch OS successor

Vivo has definitely been rising in the global smartphone market, in no small part thanks to some of its rather bold new features. The Vivo X50 Pro, for example, brought the world's first phone camera gimbal system and, despite the lukewarm reception, is returning this month to a slightly smaller degree. That said, the Vivo X60's claim to fame won't be that and will instead be its partnership with famed optics company ZEISS, hoping to also raise its profile in smartphone photography circles.

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ZEISS vivo team-up promises innovation beyond the standard camera phone

ZEISS  vivo team-up promises innovation beyond the standard camera phone

The next generation of top-tier smartphone camera power is in the making with a new partnership between ZEISS and vivo. The two companies unveiled a plan to "establish a joint R&D program" that'll be called vivo ZEISS Imaging Lab, which will lead to their next major project, the "vivo ZEISS Master Photography" campaign. The first devices that'll benefit from this next-generation collaboration is the vivo X60 series smartphone family.

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Vivo OriginOS makes Android almost unrecognizable

Vivo OriginOS makes Android almost unrecognizable

For the longest time, Chinese phone makers have been accused of aping Apple's design, forcing Android to look more like iOS in order to appeal to an iPhone-crazed market. Recently, the push for "cleaner" Android experiences have made companies like Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo turn around and advertise their own spin on a near-stock experience. Just when you thought things have settled down, Vivo reveals its next custom Android skin, OriginOS, and, if you didn't know any better, you might even think it's a completely different OS entirely.

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Vivo V20 Review: A surprisingly decent throwback

Vivo V20 Review: A surprisingly decent throwback

Smartphones have come a long way in just the past few years alone, rapidly changing in design as well as introducing new, sometimes outlandish features. Almost every smartphone has a gimmick these days in an attempt to stand out from the crowd and it gets harder to think of novel ways to differentiate one model from the next. That's true even for "mid-range" tier phones like Vivo's latest selfie-centric phone, the Vivo V20. But does it have enough to actually make it worth noticing? We dig in to find out.

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Vivo IFEA concept phone has a removable pop-up camera

Vivo IFEA concept phone has a removable pop-up camera

Vivo is not one to shy from taking big risks in introducing never before seen features in phones, from the first deca-core phones to the first popup cameras to an all-glass seamless phone. It is admittedly the first to introduce the world to a motorized pop-up camera and it is now taking that one step further with a popup camera that you can actually remove and use like a remote camera you can control with the phone.

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Vivo shows off phone prototype with unique color-changing glass back

Vivo shows off phone prototype with unique color-changing glass back

Chinese company Vivo is showing off a new smartphone prototype that features a unique color-changing glass back, one that dramatically shifts through different hues seemingly by magic. A video of the device in action was shared directly by Vivo on Chinese social media, with the company explaining that while the underlying technology behind the design is complex, the final result is simple and 'gorgeous.'

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Vivo X50 Pro+ 5G Review – flagship-level without gimmicks

Vivo X50 Pro+ 5G Review – flagship-level without gimmicks

Vivo made a big splash when it launched its new Vivo X50 Pro to global markets, giving particular attention to its unique gimbal system, a first in smartphones. That, however, wasn't Vivo's top of the line phone, a distinction that belongs to the Vivo X50 Pro+. It had none of the non-Plus model's compromises but also none of its special tricks. How does that make the Vivo X50 Pro+ fare in the end? We take a deep dive to bring you that answer.

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Vivo X50 Pro Review: a delicate balancing act

Vivo X50 Pro Review: a delicate balancing act

Vivo has made a number of its smartphones available to markets outside of China but it is making a big splash with the Vivo X50 series. As the first of its camera-centric X family, Vivo wants to put its best foot forward, showcasing technology no one, not even the likes of Samsung or Apple, has seen in a smartphone before. It has indeed done so with the Vivo X50 Pro and its unique Gimbal Camera System. That isn't, however, the full picture, no pun intended, and cameras alone do not a smartphone make. We take a deeper and longer look at the Vivo X50 Pro to see if it has more to say beyond what some may call a gimmick.

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Gimbal in phone camera module – Image stability tech explained

Gimbal in phone camera module – Image stability tech explained

Smartphone camera technology still has some scope for improvements when it comes to achieving DSLR camera-like photography. Lately, we saw the periscope architecture for phones which allows for flat-plane movement of the lens using an L-shaped tunnel design. This brings hyper-zoom levels to the smartphone cameras which have limitations in the zoom lens movement. Huawei brought this innovative camera technology to the P30 Pro last year and then other manufacturers like Samsung followed the footsteps with their flagship Galaxy S20 Ultra.

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Vivo X50 brings its unique Gimbal Camera System to global markets

Vivo X50 brings its unique Gimbal Camera System to global markets

Slowly but surely, Vivo has been expanding not just its reputation but also its reach beyond the usual markets it serves. The Vivo NEX and Vivo APEX concept phones have been turning heads with innovative features and daring designs and its Vivo V series has been meeting the needs of selfie lovers everywhere. Now the company is launching the Vivo X50 and Vivo X50 Pro in international markets, the first of its line to have global reach, with an important mandate: deliver industry-leading professional photography to mobile.

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