Vivo Showcases World’s First Ready-to-Produce In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Smartphone at CES 2018
Delivering a Next-Generation Mobile Experience for Consumers with Industry-Leading Optical Fingerprint Sensor from Synaptics
Las Vegas, US, 9 January 2018 – Today at CES 2018, Vivo, a young global smartphone brand, showcases the world’s first ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone that draws attention from a global audience. Leading with distinct innovative breakthroughs, the futuristic Vivo in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone offers consumers an unprecedented mobile experience, defining a new era of mobile interaction.
World’s First In-Display Fingerprint Smartphone Ready for Mass Production
At CES 2018, Vivo shows the world the first ready-to-produce smartphone featuring in-display fingerprint scanning technology, demonstrating its continued commitment to bringing an extraordinary user experience to consumers. This latest fingerprint scanning technology delivers a whole new mobile experience by enabling users to unlock their smartphone through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the smartphone display, while solving the industry’s challenge of providing a better and more convenient fingerprint authentication experience in future smartphones.
According to statistics from global consultancy Canalys, smartphone vendors shipped 22 million full-screen smartphones worldwide in the second quarter in 2017, up from 700,000 in the first quarter of this year. UBI Research predicted that bezel-less displays will grow in market share from 20% in 2017 to over 50% by 2020. Fingerprint recognition has long been one of the most common and well-known biometrics used to secure smartphones. As the industry moves into a new era of full-screen displays, it is natural that the fingerprint scanning technology needs to evolve to accommodate new user habits and demands for bigger screens without sacrificing user experience.
“With our efforts in extensive consumer research and long-term R&D investment, Vivo is well positioned to pioneer the development of fingerprint scanning technology. We first presented a prototype of our fingerprint scanning solution at MWC Shanghai 2017 based on an ultrasonic sensor, and have remained committed to realizing our vision for future smartphones,” said Alex Feng, Senior Vice President of Vivo. “Today’s showcase of a ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone featuring an optical fingerprint sensor is a big leap forward in bringing consumers this long-awaited, futuristic mobile experience. We are very excited to make it available to consumers soon.”
Innovation that Delivers a New Level of User Experience
Vivo’s full-production smartphone is equipped with the industry-leading, world’s first in-display fingerprint scanning technology supported by global partner Synaptics.
Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology supports various usage scenarios beyond unlocking the smartphone, and is only activated when needed. A graphical UI will show up on Vivo’s smartphone screen in any scenario that fingerprint recognition is required, such as when the screen is off, during software unlocking, or even mobile payment authentication. Users can press the fingerprint graphic on the screen to perform unlocking, payment and other operations. When fingerprint recognition is not required, the UI will be invisible and will not disrupt the overall visual experience.
Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology outperforms other authentication solutions available for full-screen smartphones in many aspects. Compared to fingerprint sensors on the back of smartphones, Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology offers a more convenient operation without sacrificing the sleek and unified design of the smartphone. It also enables quick and secured authentication.
Full-screen displays are set to deliver a more immersive user experience for consumers as various interactions will be integrated and consolidated on the display. Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology replaces the physical fingerprint button on the screen, laying the foundation for a truly immersive experience.
The showcasing of the world’s first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone ready for mass-production marks a significant leap forward in the industry’s development, taking users’ smartphone experience to a new level. The availability of Vivo’s first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone will be announced in early 2018.
Topnotch global smartphone brand Vivo is riding in on the spirit of a Filipino Christmas with the launch of its special holiday contest. The Vivo V7 | V7+ Grand Christmas Giveaway promises to offer a pack of surprises with the giving away of any of the following prizes: exclusive Steven Curry items, two of its latest top-of- the-line products, the Vivo V7+ and the Vivo V7 or limited Vivo gift items.
The Vivo V7 | V7+ Grand Christmas Giveaway—which officially commenced December 16, 2017 until January 6, 2018, is open to all, Vivo V7|V7+ users and non- Vivo V7|V7+ users alike. To get a chance to bag any of the Vivo Christmas Giveaway prizes, just follow these mechanics:
For more chances of winning, a customer may submit an entry every week provided that the selfie image and Christmas message are unique from his/her previous entries. Uploading and voting is open until 5:00 PM of every Friday and voting automatically closes beyond the given time. Any entry uploaded after 5:00 PM Friday, will be considered for the next week’s pool of entries.
Non-Vivo V7/V7+ users are welcome to participate! All they need to do is to proceed to any Vivo concept store or multi-brand store and approach a Vivo personnel to guide them. A demo unit will be provided to facilitate the taking of the selfie. Uploading of the selfie and access to their Facebook account will also be done using the demo unit itself. Access to their FB accounts will be logged out in front of customer right after uploading to make sure there is no breach in privacy.
Lucky winners can get a chance to bring home any of the following exclusive prizes: A Stephen Curry Ball, jersey, or shoes as first prizes for the first, second, and third contest week respectively and a Vivo V7+ for second prize and a Vivo V7 for third prize for all three contest weeks. Daily winners also get to bag any of the following exclusive Vivo items: a Vivo bag, a Vivo basket, or a Vivo fan. Christmas is ever fun and exciting with the Vivo V7 | V7+ Grand Christmas Giveaway. Celebrating Christmas in true Filipino fashion, inspired by the spirit of giving is the mantra of Vivo this holiday season.
Contest link: http://vivochristmasgiveaway.com/#join
Vivo Philippines, in the true spirit of a Filipino Christmas, decides to give back to the heroic deeds of the soldiers who fought in Marawi by spending the afternoon with them last December 17 at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Hospital in V. Luna, Quezon City.
Vivo Philippines give honor to the Marawi soldiers at a special outreach affair at the AFP hospital.
In the picture are Vivo Philippines employees with Hazel Bascon, Vivo Philippines Vice President and Head of Sales
The special outreach affair was attended to by Vivo employee-volunteers who interacted with the 150 soldiers and their families and entertained them with song and dance performances. The brand’s celebrity influencers were also in attendance to give joy and encouragement to the Marawi freedom fighters. KZ Tandingan, Darren Espanto, Jason Dy, and Kisses Delavin also shared their talent in one afternoon of gratitude-giving, to the delight of the soldiers and their families.
Vivo brand local endorsers, KZ Tandinga (right) and Jason Dy (left) helping to prepare the gift baskets for the troops
Vivo brand local endorser, Darren Espanto sharing Christmas joys with an injured Marawi solider
Vivo Family spreading Christmas cheer and making wishes come true
Vivo brand local endorser, Jason Dy performing his dedicated song to the troops
Kisses Delavin, Vivo brand local endorser smiles as she meets a Marawi soldier
Vivo brand local endorser KZ Tandingan listens to a Marawi soldier’s story
Soldiers starting off the program with a ceremonial singing of the Philippine national anthem..
Brand Director for Vivo Philippines Annie Lim, who was also present at the affair, shared her respect for these courageous soliders. “The soldiers who fought in Marawi are more than heroes--they are also fathers, sons, brothers, friends who placed their life on the line in the name of things that matter most to every Filipino: togetherness that goes beyond religion and love that knows no boundaries.” she said.
Vivo Philippine presenting a cheque worth Php 100,000 for the rehabilitation and recovery of the soldiers
From left to right: Erin Valera (host), Jason Dy (Vivo Endorser), KZ Tandingan (Vivo Endorser), Darren Espanto (Vivo Endorser), Lt. Srgnt (AFP Medical Center rep.), Hazel Bascon (Vivo VP and Head of Sales) and Neri Choy (HR Director)
Vivo Philippines also just recently came out with a heartwarming Christmas video on the plight of a soldier who fought in Marawi and his family. Vivo, by way of the special Christmas video, shares and celebrates what a truly meaningful Christmas is for Filipinos. Family, togetherness, empathy, and the spirit of giving make a Filipino Christmas like no one else in the world.
Link to Vivo Christmas video: https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil/videos/525331654510639/?id=296173570575105&brand_redir=296173570575105
For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts
With the holiday season just around the corner, people have been hunting for a good Christmas buy for presents. Phone presents have been a huge hit since the advent of advanced telecommunications and phone brands have been competing for the spotlight in a Christmas shopper’s list.
Vivo’s premium smartphone the V7+ does not disappoint despite an affordable price tag attached to it. This latest pride in Vivo packs in all the top of the line features which is at par with the smartphone industry’s best of the best.
Perfect shots anytime, anywhere with the 24MP front-facing camer
Known as a selfie-centric phone, the V7+ perfects all shots for clearer selfies with its 24MP front-facing camera and a 16MP rear-facing camera—one of the industry’s firsts. With the V7+ 24MP front-facing camera photos come out clear-cut, crisp, and natural-looking. Likewise, the 16MP rear camera, with its 64MP UHD that can produce detailed quality photos, blurred shots are a thing of the past. Night shots using the camera’s professional mode make photos come out are perfectly clear.
Moreover, the V7+ offers a face beauty feature for Vivo calls, so anyone is always ready to take a video call anytime, any day. When in a dimly-lit environment, Selfie Softlight goes to work offering soft but flattering illumination.
24 MP front camera for holiday get-togethers come out great with the all-screen display, framing the photo perfectly
Vivo V7+ does an awesome job with selfies. With the Bokeh mode, selfie photos come out with a tinge of creativity. Backgrounds are blurred to emphasize the main subject of the photo
Augmented visual experience with the all-screen display
Smartphone fans are raving about the V7+’s 5.99” all-screen display with its 84.4% screen to body ratio, providing a more exciting and enhanced game and visual experience. You can maximize the whole screen even more with the option to remove navigation buttons completely simply with the slide of a finger and enjoy a 12.5% viewing area.
V7+ brings smart in smartphone with its leading-edge Face ID featur
A smart phone indeed, the V7+ would “wake up” within 0.1 second with the Face ID feature with the user merely picking up the phone and raising it in portrait mode to unlock and it is ready to go. Ultra secure, the Face ID feature employs 106 facial points to avoid other facial recognition.
Enjoy an action-packed game experience
The V7+ rocks the latest OS. Heavy game players can benefit from the V7+ as it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon Octacore processor, making playing of heavy games enjoyable and smooth-running. The V7+ 4GB ROM allows user to multi-task, open multipole applications without the worry of lagging and with the special Game Mode feature, disturbing the current game play with app notifications is never a problem. The Game Mode of the phone also allows for uninterrupted game play while taking a phone call at the same time. The all-screen display of the V7+ makes the visual experience while playing games truly optimal.
Vivo’s V7+ rocks all the outstanding features. However, in terms of quality anchored to affordability, the Vivo V7+ definitely wins. A price that is easy on the pocket and specs that hit the ceiling in terms of quality and performance, the Vivo V7+ is a surefire hit amongst gift-givers and gift-receivers.
A young global smartphone brand focusing on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops dynamic and stylish products for passionate young people. Vivo makes stylish smartphones with cutting-edge technology accessible to young people and professionals around the world. We now have close to two hundred million users to date and is one of the preferred brands of young people around the world.
According to Counterpoint’s latest research, Vivo was the fifth largest smartphone brand globally in 3Q 2017, capturing a market share of 7.1%. Out of the top 5, Vivo observed the highest year-over-year growth of 32% in global shipments.
To celebrate the holiday in true Filipino Christmas spirit, Vivo Philippines releases a special
holiday video depicting a touching story of a widow, her children, and a husband and father
they lost in a war.
The story revolved around a grieving wife and mother who tends to her small children on a
Christmas eve when a group of carolers offered a rendition of ‘Silent Night’ outside their
home. Laden with gifts and noche buena food, the carolers were then welcomed inside the
home of the aggrieved family only for the former’s emotions to be stirred by a solitary portrait
of the father of the home—a soldier who perished fighting for peace.
The Vivo special Christmas video is an instant hit amongst the family-oriented Filipinos,
garnering 781,000 views, 4,212 shares and almost 41,000 likes within six days after its
release on Vivo Philippines’ official Facebook page. Because of its theme centered on family,
Christmas, togetherness, and gratitude, Vivo’s special Christmas video hits home for many
Filipinos. The comments section abounds with emotional sentiments with messages of
gratitude for the soldiers who fought to re-establish peace in Marawi. Some of the comments
even expressed gratitude to Vivo for “giving [the audience] an avenue to thank the ones who
enabled them to celebrate Christmas in peace.” “very meaningful and heartwarming! a tribute
to all our soldiers and father! hats off to Vivo management for making this short film.”
Vivo, by way of the special Christmas video, shares and celebrates what a truly meaningful
Christmas for Filipinos. Family, togetherness, empathy, and the spirit of giving make a Filipino
Christmas like no one else in the world.
VIVO’s Newest Local Ambassador Julie Ann San Jose and Ashley Rivera Led theV7 launch at SM North EDSA.
Vivo, one of the leading smartphone brands in the country today, held a re-launch of its latest
offering from the V series. The Vivo V7, was first unveiled in a grand launch at the SM City
Bacolod Event Center North Wing last November 18 with Vivo influencer Boyband PH
headlining the event.
The re-launch, which took place at the SM North EDSA Cyberzone Event Center last November
28, was graced by performances by R&B singer and Vivo influencer Julie Anne San Jose plus newest all-male group One Up. The event was also hosted by the DJ and Vlogger Ashley
Rivera. The V7 re-launch was largely attended by members of the media from various networks
and bloggers. Ms. Hazel Bascon, Vice President of Vivo Philippines and Head of Sales welcomed the members of the press and the audience in attendance.
Just in time for the holidays, Vivo is also mounting a special Christmas campaign to anchor the
traditions of the most awaited holiday of the year and Vivo as a brand. The Christmas campaign involves booth stands in participating malls where Vivo enthusiasts may take their best Christmas selfie with Santa Claus, say hi to their favorite Vivo Family at the Vivo Phone Booth, get a chance to be Vivo’s all-screen cover girl or cover guy at the Cover Page booth and to experience the new Vivo V7 at the Experience tables. People who drop by the Vivo booth stand are also entitled to a prize upon completing their rounds in all of the featured booths.
The V7 is the result of Vivo’s on-going effort in understanding the needs of today’s young
people, as the company continues its growth trajectory and international expansion by providing stylish and dynamic products to more consumers to show off their individuality and capture memories that is worth remembering.
The V7 reinforces Vivo’s leadership in selfies with its 24MP front-facing camera, which produces crystal-clear selfies. By keeping true-to- life color and contrast and a clear background at all times, V7 allows users to express themselves truly anytime, anywhere. Equipped with advanced technology, this phone is known for its exceptional photography features, screen quality and the overall product design.
Vivo, a young leading global smartphone brand known for its known for its commitment in
bringing advanced technology and stylish products to consumers, just recently dominated the
spotlight with the launch of the Vivo V7+.
The Vivo V7+ is a new addition to the V series and promises to be a powerful shooter with a all- screen display. Equipped with advanced technology including Vivo’s fingerprint 24MP front-
facing camera and a 16MP rear-facing camera, this phone is known for its exceptional
photography features, screen quality and the overall product design. Vivo V7+ was launched
last September 20 was graced by a roster of the most renowned and celebrated faces from Philippine showbusiness lead by the much-adored love team of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.
To further promote the Vivo V7+ to its audience, Vivo mounts an activation entitled the Vivo
Ultimate Selfie Challenge. The challenge aims to bring the V7+ closer to the selfie-obsessed
crowd by highlighting the phone’s 24MP clearer selfie front camera and all-screen display.
The Vivo Ultimate Selfie Challenge has three levels which a challenger needs to all pass to get
the ultimate prize: a brand new Vivo V7+.
The following are the levels to beat to bag a V7+:
Level 1: Take That Clearer Selfie Shot
The challenger will stand in front of a Vivo V7+ phone unit.
The challenger has 7 seconds to pose for a clearer selfie where all he/she need to do is
take a perfect selfie.
Level 2: The Lucky 3 Groufie
The challenger has 77 seconds to convince 2 random people at the mall to join him/her
for a Lucky 3 Groufie shot.
All three people including the challenger will fit in the V7+ frame for the Groufie shot.
Level 3: Hold That Selfie
The challenger has to stand in front of the Vivo V7+ phone.
A random wacky picture will pop on the screen. The challenger has 7 seconds to look at
the picture and imitate the pose.
After the 7 second mark, the challenger should hold his/her selfie pose and maintain it
for 7 minutes!
Speaking of the the V7+ and Vivo’s V series, Vivo has also recently unveiled another new
offering just this November: the Vivo V7. The Vivo V7 promises to be a powerful shooter with an
all screen display.
Practically much like its predecessor the V7+ albeit with a more affordable price tag, V7 has
24MP clearer selfie camera, and an all screen 5.7-inch display. The V7 is the result of Vivo’s on-
going effort in understanding the needs of today’s young people, as the company continues its
growth trajectory and international expansion by providing stylish and dynamic products to more
consumers to show off their individuality and capture memories that is worth remembering.
Catch the Vivo Ultimate Selfie Challenge at malls near you. Beat all three levels and bag a new Vivo smartphone as your prize—truly the best gift anyone can have this Christmas.
Word is out on the streets that Vivo, a young leading global smartphone brand, will, very soon, launch a new offering. With the recent success of the Vivo V7+ which could be attributed to the phone’s powerful features, will the new Vivo phone be carrying a revolutionary 24MP clearer selfie camera?
True to its mission of giving its clients an enhanced selfie-centric experience, it is an unspoken promise that Vivo will continuously focus on providing clearer selfies and a great visual experience. Similar to the V7+, the V7 will most likely deliver similar topnotch capabilities as the V7+’s all screen display and 24MP clearer selfie camera, a surefire hit among the selfie-obsessed crowd.
Stay tuned as Vivo again wows the smartphone and technology enthusiasts with another top-of-the-line smartphone to make selfie-centric experience a winner.
The hottest boy band in the country and Vivo celebrity influencer Boyband PH is set to grace the stage with their upbeat performances at the much-anticipated launch of global smartphone brand Vivo’s latest pride—the V7.
Composed of Joao Constancia, Niel Murillo, Tristan Ramirez, Russell Reyes, Ford Valencia, Boyband PH will entertain Bacolodians at the Vivo V7 unveiling on November 18, 2:00 pm, at the SM City Bacolod Event Center North Wing. The boy group will lead the occasion as the V7 goes public for the first time. Prior to the grand launch, Boyband PH will also join a roster of media personalities at the Vivo V7 press conference on the same day.
The Vivo V7 is the newest addition to the V series and promises to be a powerful shooter with an All Screen Display. Equipped with advanced technology including Vivo’s fingerprint 24MP front-facing camera and a 16MP rear-facing camera, this phone is known for its exceptional photography features, screen quality and the overall product design.
The V7 is the result of Vivo’s on-going effort in understanding the needs of today’s young people, as the company continues its growth trajectory and international expansion by providing stylish and dynamic products to more consumers to show off their individuality and capture memories that is worth remembering.
The V7 reinforces Vivo’s leadership in selfies with its 24MP front-facing camera, which produces crystal-clear selfies. By keeping true-to-life color and contrast and a clear background at all times, V7 allows users to express themselves truly anytime, anywhere. Equipped with advanced technology, this phone is known for its exceptional photography features, screen quality and the overall product design.
The Vivo V7 will be available in the market after the launch on November 18.
For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.
Entering new markets with comprehensive product lines to empower self-expression in more young people globally
Shenzhen, China, 20 October 2017 — Vivo, a young leading global smartphone brand, today celebrated its first entry into Hong Kong with the launch of its latest smartphone, X20 from the X series. As part of its global expansion into more markets, the company will soon bring their products to Taiwan, Singapore and Russia, as their first foray into the European market, followed by a push into the African market in early next year.
Chinese smartphone brands have seen sharp growth in the last year and, according to Counterpoint, now hold a record 48% of global smartphone market share as they continue to grow beyond mainland China.
Building on the success of the wildly popular V7+ in India, Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Cambodia and Bangladesh, Vivo is expanding its reach and offering as it continues to inspire confidence and self-expression in more young people around the world with high- quality products and advanced technology. “Since our first entry into the international markets in 2014, we have been dedicated to understanding the needs of consumers through in-depth research to bring innovative and stylish products that meet their lifestyle and needs,” said Alex Feng, Senior Vice President of Vivo. “We are thrilled to enter Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Russia and Africa in the coming months. By bringing consumers our innovative and quality products designed with them in mind, we hope to inspire young people around the world to stay true to their individuality and embrace self-confidence.”
The announcement follows Vivo’s recent launch of flagship V7+, the ultimate selfie shooter with
industry-leading 24MP front camera and FullView™ display, in most Asian countries. The V7+ is a selfie- centric smartphone which represents Vivo’s mission of empowering self-expression of the next generation. It features advanced technologies not only to the cameras but to all aspects, from photo shooting to display, helping the media-savvy consumers to capture and enjoy their meaningful memories.
According to Gartner’s latest research, Vivo ranked 5th in global smartphone sales in 2Q 2017 in terms of volume with 6.6% market share.