iQOO Neo3 is a $380 flagship (Snapdragon 865, 144 Hz display)

Chinese phone brand iQOO has a (short) history of releasing smartphones with flagship specs and mid-range prices. But at a time when even Motorola is pricing its flagships at $1000 and up, it’s a little surprising to see that the new iQOO Neo3 starts at just $380. That’s despite having premium features including a Qualcomm Snapdragon […]

Vivo Apex 2020 concept phone has a gimbal camera, button-free design, and 60W fast charging

As expected, Vivo’s latest concept device is the first smartphone to feature what the company is calling a Gimbal Camera. That means the Vivo Apex 2020 has a rear camera with a gimbal-like design that the company says offers twice the performance of most smartphone-class optical image stabilization systems. But that’s not the only thing unusual […]

Oppo’s “Waterfall Screen” wraps around the sides of a smartphone

A few days after Ice Universe teased an upcoming Vivo smartphone with a curved glass display and a screen-to-body ratio of “over 100%,” Oppo has begun showing images and photos of a phone that appears to have a similar design. That’s not surprising, since Oppo and Vivo are both subsidiaries of Chinese tech company BBK. […]

Vivo’s 120W fast charger refuels a 4,000 battery in 13 minutes, might not burn down your house

The fast charging wars continue. A few months after Xiaomi unveiled new technology that can charge a 4,000 mAh battery in just 17 minutes, rival Chinese phone maker Vivo says it can do the same thing in 13 minutes. That would make the company’s 120W Super FlashCharge the fastest technology around for quickly refueling batteries […]

Vivo V15Pro proves pop-up cameras aren’t just for flagship phones

Vivo’s newest smartphone is a mid-range model with some premium features including three rear cameras, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and an AMOLED display with super-slim bezels on all sides… made possible by packing the front-facing camera behind the display. It only pops up when you need it. That was a feature that was previously limited […]