Smartphone maker Vivo has today confirmed that it plans to launch its phones in additional markets around the world.
Vivo already offers its phones in China, Hong Kong and a handful of other Asian countries, but today the brand has confirmed a large scale push and new official launch markets for their phones.
In a press release received by us today, Vivo has confirmed that it now plans to expand into Singapore, Taiwan, and Russia as well as certain countries in Africa early next year.
Russia marks the first foray for the phone maker into the European market, and we hope this will be followed up by launches in other European countries to follow next year. It also follows the companies decision to sponsor the 2018 FIFA World Cup too.
The Press Release doesn’t mention if all Vivo products will be released in all markets however so and it’s likely that flagship phones along the lines of the X20 will remain China only models.
Press Release Follows:
Vivo Announces Expansion Plan into More Global Markets
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 overseas market, 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.
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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, 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 top 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 FullViewTM display, across Asia. The V7+ is a selfie-centric smartphone which represents Vivo’s mission of empowering self-expression of the next generation. It features the most 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.
To learn more about Vivo, visit: http://www.vivo.com/en/products