Next Vivo phone might come with a 1/1.7'', 20.2MP sensor and a Nikon SLR chip

Next Vivo phone might come with a 1/1.7'', 20.2MP sensor and a Nikon SLR chip

In a world where words such as Samsung and Apple have become synonymous for a smartphone, it's a rough life for the many no-name brands that may not be particularly bad or even at all. In a growing number of instances, that seems to have a fair bit to do with the companies' lack of marketing “chops” (= money), when compared to that of the big guys. Especially in the Western hemisphere.

This same situation is quite different in the East, however, which, most agree, will stage the next clash for superiority in the industry. Relatively unknown brands such as Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, Meizu and others are just getting their names heard, and it will probably be a longer while still, until you start spotting them in the mainstream. At the same time, those very brands are generating waves in their home markets, and are already readying quite a surprise for their behemoth, but laggard rivals.

One such brand is BBK. You've probably never heard of it, though you may have heard of Oppo and, recently, Vivo – currently holding the world's thinnest smartphone title with the X3. Oppo, along with Vivo, are both the brainchildren of BBK. And though it might take a not-too shabby nudge to get most to see quality under a name different than the prior-mentioned giants of technology, phones like the about-to-be-unveiled Oppo N1 have been proving why they deserve attention.

So, after three paragraphs worth of setting the perspective just right, let's talk about the new rumors surrounding Vivo's next flagship. According to a few official-looking promo renders posted on Vivo's forum, the next phone in the company's line-up is about to jump on the now trending cameraphone bandwagon. That's courtesy of an alleged 1/1.7-inch, 20.2MP CMOS sensor, an aperture of f/2.0, and a Nikon EXPEED chip. If you have a trusty memory, then you've probably already figured out that these are some impressive-sounding specs, at least on paper.

Not much else of note has yet been revealed, though there are exceptions. For starters, the pictures, found immediately below, were quickly removed from Vivo's boards. The company's official stand is that while a new flagship is coming by the end of the year, these are just a random person's conceptions. Of course, this doesn't really explain why they should bother the company enough to warrant what feels like a rather over-the-board response. Having said that, we're by no means claiming these represent an upcoming Vivo device, though that has more to do with the too-good-to-be-true camera than anything else – even though we know that BBK is capable of pulling off yet another hardware feat.

source: cnmo via mobilissimo



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm digging the design as it reminds me of the iPhone 5S. Let's see what this phone is made of in the next coming months.

3. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

I read a news sometime ago where Nikon said they will enter the phone market. But I hope they will enter it with a very well established brand, I would really love to see a Blackberry with a Nikon camera setup. Best seller ?

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Uh, no? I like BB10, but no way would I consider it as my main driver. Plus, any effort BB makes is useless as they just sink themselves further into a hole.

6. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

In what way BB using a Nikon camera set up in their next phone would make them sink more ? You are just a manipulated PA guyee because I know a lot of people that would be ready to throw their Android phone if BB uses a... Nikon camera chip.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No one is buying BB. Why do you keep lying to yourself?

17. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Wow dude... My country is still one of the most loyal BlackBerry consumers... and even I don't know anyone who would buy newer BlackBerry Handsets anymore...

10. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

BB10? Seriously? That OS is targeted at corporate use. Why would businessmen need a 20 MP camera?

21. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

because he WANTS ONE!!!! gawd man @ woodshop20 .....Really??? but yea bb10 only if they pull their head out of theyre ass

15. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Did u just say well established brand they say the sinking boat that is BB lmfao BB will be exiting the market very soon!

7. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

And the iP5. And the iP4S. And the iP4.

8. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

It looks pretty awesome very eye candy premium looking...

2. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

The LED flash will never leave humans alone.

5. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Ok so delay buying a phone for another year then? :(

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this is awesome a rotating (flipping) lens,lol..i must add company like these really are not to be design team makes smartphones.oppo,vivo,xiaomi,meizu make better smartphones (thinner design,more mah battery,and this..

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Just Awesome!!!

12. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Nikon cam on a phone? D*mn that would be awesome! From which country is vivo from?thanks...china?just askin

16. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

1/1.7 is a point'n'shoot camera sized sensor. Don't get too excited.

19. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

It's the sensor size of the Nokia N8. Well I don't know how well N8 performs vs the new phones of this year, but with updated software and the bigger more sensible sensor I'm sure that this 1/1.7 will outperform any 1/3 sensor of this world.

14. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

This is one of the most elegant smartphone i ever see.

18. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

If Nikon enter this game they´ll win ! But ... not with this Vivo, nor BB, just with Sammy or others top dogs.

20. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Not sure why anyone would consider this an innovation. Phones with similar forms existed in the past, just to mention Nokia or siemens.

22. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Well, even samsung and lg belong to the eastern hemisphere, so nothing new happening here....

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