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October 20, 2017

Who is BBK, the world’s third largest phone manufacturer?

The smartphone market seems to be a perpetual fight for third place behind Samsung and Apple. Huawei has been trying to set itself up as the third largest brand, with successful pushes into the Asian, European, and now even U.S. markets. But they’ve got some relatively lesser-known competition to confront before they can claim the title of third— BBK Electronics.

BBK is a Chinese multinational corporation that owns a number of popular brands across various consumer electronics markets, including headphones, Blu-ray players, and smartphones. It owns two major smartphone brands and one fan favourite— Oppo, Vivo, and OnePlus.

Who is BBK?

BBK Electronics has [...]

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August 26, 2017

Vivo launches Vivo Y69, a mid-range selfie-focused smartphone, in India

Vivo has announced a new smartphone under its mid-range Y series, the Vivo Y69. The smartphone sports a 13 MP camera at the back and a 16 MP Moonlight Selfie Camera.

The Y69 offers several camera modes like Bokeh, Group Selfie, and Live Photo. Vivo’s first smartphone with Live Photo feature allows the rear camera to bring photos to life by creating a moving image.

We are pleased to introduce the Y69 in the Y series product portfolio and are confident that its premium design and superior camera features will offer great value to customers at an ideal price point. With the festive season around the corner, we are committed to fulfilling our brand promise and [...]

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April 28, 2017

Smartphone shipment growth was essentially led by Chinese OEMs

Global smartphone shipments saw higher growth than expected during Q1, and it was essentially led by manufacturers like Huawei and OPPO.

See also: Salvaging Samsung: Can the world’s largest OEM ever recover in China? February 2, 2016

According to the latest data released by the International Data Corporation, worldwide smartphone shipments for Q1 of 2017 saw 4.3 percent growth, beating IDC’s previous forecast of 3.6 percent. With devices like the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus and the Galaxy S8 duo, that number is expected to be even higher for Q2.

Huawei, OPPO, and Vivo all saw a double-digit increase, with OPPO seeing almost 30 percent.

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March 17, 2017

Vivo Y66 with 16MP front camera launches in India

In a media event in New Delhi, Vivo launched its latest mid-range smartphone, the Vivo Y66 in India.

Just like the Vivo V5 and the V5 Plus launched in last few months, the Y66 is a selfie-focused smartphone and boasts of a 16MP front camera with ‘Moonlight Glow’ feature. The feature induces a natural glow on the face without straining eyes that lights up the picture irrespective of the lighting conditions.

Vivo Y66 Specifications Operating System: Funtouch OS 3.0; based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow Display: 13.97cm (5.5-inch) HD (1280 x 720) IPS display | 2.5D curved glass Processor: Octa-core 64-bit processor RAM: 3GB Internal Storage: 32GB; expandable up to 256GB [...]
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