Chinese Vivo is a well-known brand in the world (5th largest manufacturer of smartphones), but little is said about it in Slovakia so far. That could change now. The company is officially entering on the Czech market. This means that finding Vivo smartphones will be much easier for us. One of the business partners is also Alza, so it is possible that they will also appear in the offer of the Slovak Alza.
"We are pleased to say our first 'Hello, Czech Republic' and officially introduce Vivo and the first models of our smartphones designed for the Czech market. We enter the Czech Republic at a time that is very challenging for each of us and for business. However, our plans for the Czech Republic and our commitment to expand our operations throughout Europe have remained unchanged. It reflects our philosophy: doing the right thing in the right way, ”said Denny Deng, Vivo's vice president and president of the European market.
Three middle and lower middle class models will go on sale first. As usual, they offer a lot of music for little money. Flag models are likely to go on official sale later.
This model is the most equipped of the three that came to the Czech market. It offers a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, 8 GB RAM and a 4100 mAh battery. Fast cable charging with a power of 33 W will also please. The AMOLED display has a diagonal of 6,44 ″ and a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. At its top is a cutout for a selfie camera.
You will find three cameras on the back. The main one has a resolution of 48 megapixels and a brightness of f / 1.8. The 5999 megapixel depth sensor and macro lens with the same resolution do not heat up. The official price is 232 CZK (XNUMX €).
The price of this novelty on the Czech market is 4299 CZK (166 €). Performance is provided by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor, which complements the 4 GB of RAM. 128 GB storage is expandable with microSD memory cards. The main camera on the back has a resolution of 13 Mpix, the other two sensors are identical to those in the Y70 model. The battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh will please.
The least equipped and cheapest model. Performance is provided by the Snapdragon 460 processor and 3 GB of RAM is available. The IPS display has a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels and a diagonal of 6,51 ″. It freezes the older microUSB connector, on the contrary, it will please the 5000 mAh battery. The device sells for 3299 CZK (127,60 €).
A little history
Vivo was founded in 1995. It became a world-famous brand only in 2011. It sells 111 million smartphones a year, making it the fifth largest manufacturer.
The company holds several world championships. In 2012, it introduced the first smartphone with a specialized hi-fi chip. Two years later, the X5Max broke the record for the world's thinnest smartphone at just 4,75 mm thick.
In 2018, the Vivo NEX was the first smartphone with a fingerprint sensor directly on the display, and also offered a retractable selfie camera.