After teasing the arrival of the world’s first under-display fingerprint scanner phone, Vivo has officially unveiled the X20 Plus UD. The device has been spotted multiple times already, including at the CES earlier this month. However, the company made the official announcement of the phone at a Beijing event on Wednesday.
Chinese manufacturer Vivo is one of the biggest smartphone brands in the region, along with Huawei, Oppo, Gionee, and the likes. Given the highly competitive nature of the mobile industry, there’s a race within the region to bring out the newest innovations on their respective devices. It seems like Vivo is now on the verge of becoming the first company to offer a phone with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
What better way to tease a powerful new smartphone than by showing off its impressive benchmark results? That’s exactly what Xiaomi just did to tease the upcoming Mi 5s, which achieves a respectable 164,119 points on AnTuTu.
A report from DigiTimes Research highlights that while smartphone shipments have increased in China by 14.3% on a yearly basis, shipments of high-end smartphones from Apple and Samsung have declined. Local Chinese OEMs like Huawei and Oppo have benefitted the most as their budget Android devices have been doing exceedingly well.
Chinese smartphone manufacturers are battling out to reign supreme. Leading the battle currently is the Oppo R9 (F1 Plus in some markets), which has sold an astonishing 7 million units in 3 months, or 1.1 units per second. Even with some impressive figures, the R9 is feeling the pressure from the Vivo X7.
LeEco Unveils Le Max 2 with 6GB RAM and Snapdragon 820 Chipset for $380; Also Unveils Le 2 and Le 2 Pro
At a massive event in China today, LeEco unveiled its three new handsets: the Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2. During its event, the company took generous potshots at Apple’s iPhone 6s and Xiaomi’s Mi 5, and made sure to highlight at every step how its latest handsets are better than the offerings from the other two companies.
Meizu today launched its first flagship handset for 2016, the PRO 6. The handset from the Chinese vendor is also the first in the world to make use of MediaTe’s deca-core Helio X25 chipset.
Meizu today launched its new budget phone in China: the Meizu m3 Note. It is the first budget handset from the company to sport a metal body that is made from Series 6000 aluminium. The m3 Note shares the same design language as other Meizu phones like the MX5 and Pro 5.
Vivo today announced the world’s first smartphone with 6GB of RAM: the Vivo Xplay5. In addition, the handset also features a curved AMOLED display that has up until now only been seen on flagship Samsung devices and the BlackBerry Priv.
Not wanting to be left behind Vivo, which announced two new phones earlier today, Oppo has launched a new Android device of its own. Called the A53, the phone features mid-range hardware packed inside a body made of magnesium alloy.