Chinese phone company Vivo is probably launching a gun and announcing its new top-end Android phone when we expected it, it turned out.
At a Chinese press conference, as reported by users of the Chinese social media platform Weibo, Vivo’s vice president confirmed that the next line of the company’s smartphones, the Vivo X70 line, will launch in September.
VP also confirmed that the company’s first Android tablet will be launched sometime in 2022, and said that the company will focus more on the product ecosystem.
As a small retrieval, the Vivo X60 was launched a few days after Christmas in 2020, and then in 2021 with more global launches, so September will be much earlier than the last generation phones. The Wave X70 launch is likely to be the only one in China, and we expect the global launch in the coming months.
Analysis: The world of the phone is changing.
The Vivo X70 is not the only phone to launch earlier than expected. We’ve heard rumors that Xiaomi may appear on November 12, not the end of December as we expected.
The soon-to-be-launched phone is something that is quite shocking, as many devices have actually been delayed or completely canceled in the last year or so.
This is probably due to the global shortage of chipsets, which means that companies are struggling to find the parts to make their handsets. Phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 21, Huawei Mate 50 and OnePlus 9T are either known or rumored to be canceled due to this.
The soon-to-be Xiaomi and Vivo phones show that the industry is recovering – if companies are willing to launch guns and announce devices beyond expectations, then perhaps our chip set concerns are behind us.
This is especially the case with the Xiaomi 12, as rumors suggest that it will be launched soon, so it could be the first smartphone to use the expected top-end Snapdragon 898 chipset.
Of course, these are still speculations, but the future of the mobile market looks promising thanks to all these rumors. Hopefully in 2022 we will see fewer phone delays or cancellations.