Leaked images claim to show a new Vivo handset with a design never seen before on a smartphone

Leaked images claim to show a new Vivo handset with a design never seen before on a smartphone
A pair of tweets from tipster Ice universe posted tonight, contain leaked images allegedly showing parts of a new Vivo handset. Codenamed "The Waterdrop," this phone will reportedly feature a unique design that has never been seen before on a smartphone. According to the tweet, "this phone will subvert people's past perception of smartphones." Unfortunately, we really can't tell much about this innovative design from the pictures, which show just a little of the back of the phone and a side-view.

Ice universe says "The Waterdrop" design is based on cosmic detectors in the novel "The Three-Body Problem." In that book, these cosmic detectors were called Waterdrops. According to the tipster, "I can guarantee that you have never seen a similar phone design, this is the first time in the history of mobile phones." We can't tell much from the photos, but perhaps there is no power button or volume rocker on the device. And judging from the leaked images, it also is possible that this phone does not have any ports. All of this is speculation for sure, but the images of the phone do hint at a design like that.

The Waterdrop is said to resemble the cosmic detector from the novel The Three-Body Problem

The Waterdrop is said to resemble the cosmic detector from the novel The Three-Body Problem


The good news is that we might not have to wait long to see what "The Waterdrop" is all about. Ice universe says that the phone is "coming soon," which means that we could see it unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month in Barcelona. The annual trade show takes place from February 25th to the 28th.

Side view of the Vivo phone allegedly codenamed The Waterdrop

Side view of the Vivo phone allegedly codenamed The Waterdrop

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20 Comments

1. monoke

Posts: 1113; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Hmm. Interesting. True unibody? But how?

3. matistight

Posts: 887; Member since: May 13, 2009

With plastic lol

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2098; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Beautiful! Apple take note...

4. TheOracle1

Posts: 1811; Member since: May 04, 2015

The i8 will come along soon enough and trash it.

5. Joosty

Posts: 459; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Looks nice to hold!

6. kEaNu

Posts: 33; Member since: May 10, 2018

Chinese vaporware concepts

9. TheOracle1

Posts: 1811; Member since: May 04, 2015

Not with Vivo. They introduced the Apex as a concept last year and produced it a few months later. You are poorly informed. Someone will come along soon and claim they "stole" it from ¢rapple.

7. Elvis358

Posts: 194; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Intrigue very intrigued

8. AronWunarso

Posts: 239; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Kinda like Honor Magic but better

10. Nionx

Posts: 163; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

I look forward to its reveal. Innovation in mobile design is sorely missing from the smartphone market.

11. SyCo87

Posts: 274; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

These Chinese brands are starting to "push the envelope". We should take time to appreciate that.

12. Sparkxster

Posts: 1107; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Vivo's ready to impress again!

13. Poptart2828

Posts: 287; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Vivo is killing it these last few years.

14. pcrispy

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 10, 2019

Looks like the back of the iPhone 3G

15. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 332; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Oppo/vivo were always the more innovative of the Chinese OEMs. Glad that they continue to push the boudaries of their smartphone design. Remeber the oppo n series with the swivel camera?!.

16. Poptart2828

Posts: 287; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

I owned both models of the N series. Great phones

17. kryme

Posts: 462; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

All glass with an opening at the very bottom.... the repairs will kill your pockets

18. TheOracle1

Posts: 1811; Member since: May 04, 2015

Where does the it mention that?

19. slashas

Posts: 118; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Looks like all around ceramic body.

20. moldova

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 11, 2019

It looks like the back of the first IPhone (iPhone/3G/3Gs).

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