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vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd.
IndustryConsumer electronics
Founded2009; 10 years ago (2009)
FounderShen Wei
Area served
Sri Lanka
Key people
Shen Wei
(founder & CEO)
and online services
ParentBBK Electronics
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese维沃移动通信有限公司
Traditional Chinese維沃移動通信有限公司
Literal meaningvivo Mobile Communications Co., Ltd.

vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd. is a Chinese technology company owned by BBK Electronics that designs and manufactures smartphones and smartphone accessories in China, software and online services. BBK Electronics also owns Oppo, Realme and OnePlus. The company develops software for its phones, distributed through its vivo App Store, with iManager included in their proprietary, Android-based operating system, Funtouch OS.

With research and development centers in Shenzhen and Nanjing, vivo employs 1,600 R&D personnel, as of January 2016.[1]


vivo was founded in 2009, in Dongguan, China, and was named for the Esperanto word for "life".[citation needed]

In the first quarter of 2015, vivo was ranked among the top 10 smartphone makers, achieving a global market share of 2.7%.[2]


Since its founding in 2009, vivo has expanded to over 100 countries around the world. International expansion began in 2014, when the company entered the Thai marketplace.[3] vivo quickly followed up with launches in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In 2017, vivo entered the smartphone market in Russia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Brunei, Macau, Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, and Nepal.[4][5][6][7] In June 2017, it entered the Pakistan mobile phone market and the vivo brand is currently experiencing rapid growth in popularity in the country.[8][9]

On 26 November 2017, vivo entered the Nepali market with its Y53 and Y65 models.[10] In 2019, it started operations in the Middle East.


vivo Mansion in Nanjing, China

In October 2015, vivo became the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League under a two-year deal starting in the 2016 season.[11][12] In July 2017, the deal was extended until 2022.[13]

In June 2017, vivo reached a sponsorship deal with FIFA to become the official smartphone brand of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups.[14] The company also became a title sponsor of India's Pro Kabaddi.[15]

vivo has a sponsorship deal with the NBA in China, with Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry endorsing the brand in China and the Philippines.[16]

The company contracted product placement with Marvel Studios for Captain America: Civil War, in which vivo phones are used by Captain America and Iron Man.[17]

Vivo announced the partnership with the world’s leading mobile game- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG MOBILE) by Tencent Games and PUBG Corporation as the title sponsor of the PUBG MOBILE Club Open 2019, one of the biggest mobile gaming tournament in the world.


vivo logo used until January 9, 2019 in China and February 2019 in other countries
vivo V7 of "V"-Series

vivo has designed numerous phones, including several concept phones. vivo "V" series are the flagship cell phone models of the company.[18]

Y - Series[edit]


Y17 is the first vivo smartphone with mediatek helio P35 and 5000 mah battery. It was launched in April 2019.


vivo Y19 phone launched in November 2019.


vivo Y95 phone launched in November 2018..


vivo Y93 smartphone was launched in November 2018. It has Various colours like black white gold ETC


vivo Y91 smartphone was launched in November 2018. 2GB 16GB/2GB 32GB/ 3GB 64GB


vivo Y91i smartphone was launched in December 2018.


vivo Y91C smartphone was launched in February 2018.


vivo Y85 smartphone was launched in May 2018.


vivo Y83 smartphone was launched in May 2018.


vivo Y81 smartphone was launched in August 2018.


vivo Y81i smartphone was launched in October 2018.


vivo Y71 smartphone was launched in April 2018.


vivo Y69 smartphone was launched in August 2017.


vivo Y65 smartphone was launched in November 2018.


vivo Y55 smartphone was launched in February 2018.


vivo Y53 smartphone was launched in April 2017.


vivo Y51 smartphone was launched in January 2016.



The vivo V1 was released in July 2015.[19]

V1 Max[edit]

The vivo V1 Max was released in August 2015.[20]


The vivo V3 was released in April 2016.[21]


The vivo V3Max was released in April 2016.[22]


The vivo V5 was released in November 2016.[23]

V5 Plus[edit]

The vivo V5 Plus was released in January 2017.[24]

V5 Lite[edit]

The vivo V5 Lite was released in February 2017.[25]


The vivo V5s was released in May 2017.[26]


The vivo V7+ was released in September 2017. It comes with 5.99-inch display, octa-core Snapdragon 450, 4GB RAM, 16 MP rear camera, 24 MP front camera and 3225 mAh battery.[27] Soon after the launch, the phone was in news for wrong reasons. The phone was launched with 24 MP camera but the Snapdragon 450 chipset used on the phone can only support up to 21 MP camera sensor. Later vivo clarified that the updated Snapdragon 450 can support 24 MP camera, and Qualcomm later updated their official website to reflect the changes to the chipset.[28]


The vivo V7 was released in December 2017.[29]


The vivo V9 was released in March 2018.[30]

V9 Youth[edit]

The vivo V9 Youth was released in April 2018.[31]


The vivo V11 was released on September 5, 2018.[32]

V11 Pro[edit]

The vivo V11 Pro was released on September 5, 2018. The phone comes with 6.41-inch Super AMOLED display, oct-core Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, 12 MP + 5 MP dual camera, 25 MP front camera, 3400 mAh battery. It also has an under-display fingerprint sensor & it has a dual engine fast charging with 18W power adapter[33]


The vivo V11i was released on September 5, 2018.[34]vivo V11i comes with 6.3-inch display, octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 processor, 4GB RAM, 16MP+5MP dual camera, 25MP front camera and 3315 mAh battery.[35]

V15 Pro[edit]

The vivo V15 Pro released on February 20, 2019. This is vivo's first phone in the V series to sport a pop-up camera and a full-screen display without a notch. It is powered by the Snapdragon 675 and has a triple-camera setup at the back. [36] V15 Pro packs 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. along with dedicated microSD card slot to expand storage up to 256GB. It is also the first phone to feature a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera. The phone has an under-display fingerprint sensor and Face Unlock. There is also a 3700 mAh battery that powers the phone.[37]


The vivo V15 was released on February 20, 2019 in India and March 20 in Southeast Asia and Russia.

Vivo V17 Pro [38][edit]

The Vivo V17 Pro released on September 20th 2019 in India. The first with 32MP Dual Pop-Up Front Camera.

U Series[edit]


The Vivo U10 was launched in India on 24 September 2019. It has 6.35-inch HD+ Halo FullView Display with a resolution of 720x1544 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor and 5000mAh battery.[39]


The Vivo U20 was launched in India on 22 November 2019. It has 6.53-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2340 pixels with Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor and 5000mAh battery[40]

Z Series[edit]

Z1 Pro[edit]

The Vivo Z1 Pro launched in India on 3 July 2019. It has a 6.5-inch FHD+ (2340x1080 pixels) with Vivo iView display which has punch hole design with Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE processor.[41]


The Vivo Z1x launched in India on 6 September 2019. It has Halo FullView Super AMOLED screen with an in-display fingerprint sensor and 4500mAh battery with Vivo Flash Charge (22.5W).[42]

S Series[edit]


The Vivo S1 Launched in 8 August 2019. It has 6.38-inch AMOLED display with in-display fingerprint and powered by a MediaTek Helio P65.[43]

S1 Pro[edit]

Vivo S1 Pro Launched in November 2019 with 48MP Quad Camera & Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Processor.



In 2012, vivo released the X1.[44] The X1 was the first vivo phone to use a Hi-Fi chip, developed by American semiconductor company Cirrus Logic.[44] vivo followed this up in 2013 by releasing the 2k-resolution screen phone, the Xplay 3s.[45] Other popular phones in the vivo lineup include the X5 Pro, the X5 Max, and the Xshot.


Announced in June 2016 and released in July 2016.


This smartphone was released in September 2017.


In 2018, vivo unveiled the X21 UD, with an under screen fingerprint scanner.[46] It used the "ClearID" technology developed by Synaptics.


X30 5G[edit]

The Vivo X30 5G launched in china December 16th 2019. The Smartphone with the latest Samsung Exynos 990 Processor with 5G modem in the flagship smartphone. Vivo X30 5G now with quad camera up to 60x digital zoom.

Nex Series[edit]


The company launched a concept smartphone, vivo Apex, at the Mobile World Congress in 2018, which features a high screen-to-body ratio (91.2%), a pop-up front camera, and two optical fingerprint scanners under its OLED display. The production version was named vivo Nex.

Nex Dual Display Edition[edit]

vivo launched the Nex Dual Display Edition, which features a second OLED screen, and triple rear cameras embodied at the back, with a lunar ring instead of a sliding module.[47]

Nex 3 5G[edit]

Vivo Nex 3 and Vivo Nex 3 5G released on September 2019 with Snapdragon 855+ Processor.


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