Vivo Mobile Philippines Has Landed! Vivo Y51, Officially Launched!

TP Friends, as some of you already know, I'm now in Mumbia, India to personally witness the exclusive unveiling of two new Vivo Mobile smartphones set for global release within this month, April 2016. I believe they will be introducing the much anticipated V3 and V3 Max today.

Concurrently, the Chinese handset manufacturer has just officially announced its arrival in the Philippines with the local release of new handsets highlighting the brand's expertise in aesthetics, performance, and audio quality.

Vivo Mobile Logo

Vivo’s first product offering in our market, the Vivo Y51, is now available for Php 7,990 in major branches of Memo Xpress, Ez Text, Fonetwist, Flasher, Mege One, Twinline, Cyberwidget, Cybertab, CQE, Aerophone, and Wiltelcom branches in Manila, Cebu, and Davao, with more product options set to land in the country by Q2 2016 onwards.

Vivo Y51
Measuring only 7.5 millimeters at its thickest point, the gorgeous Y51 replete with glass back plate features a 5-inch IPS display, 16 MegaPixel main camera, 8 MegaPixel front cam with Beauty Mode, Dual SIM Dual Standby capability, and LTE support. Under the hood, it runs Android Lollipop OS with a 64-Bit Quad Core processor, has 2GB of RAM, and comes with 16 GB of expandable storage.

Vivo has become popular among gadget enthusiasts and tech bloggers for its first-to-market innovations such as the Vivo X1, one of the slimmest smartphones in 2012 and the world’s first smartphone that came equipped with a Digital-to-Analog (DAC) converter Hi-Fi chip. This innovation was followed up by the Vivo X3 in 2013, the world’s first smartphone which sported a 2K resolution display.

“Vivo always takes great pride in our innovation, as we constantly develop high-quality, ground-breaking smartphones that focus on key interest areas for young people. Our smartphones carry class-leading features such as immersive audio quality, beautifully-crafted design, and captivating user experiences,” shared Ms. Annie Lim, Vivo Philippines Brand Director.

She added, “With our entry in the Philippine market, Vivo is excited to offer these innovations to the Filipino youth who would no doubt find our offerings a compelling companion in their daily lives.”

According to our friends from the company, Vivo’s innovative product offerings are made possible through its in-house research and development centers, which together employ the expertise of 1,600 design, product development, and marketing staff. In addition, Vivo invested in a Hi-Fi acoustics lab in 2011, enabling the brand to develop cutting-edge smartphones that are equipped with high-quality audio hardware that provide users with an immersive and enhanced listening experience through Hi-Fi DAC chips. These resources allow Vivo to provide high-quality smartphones that appeal to consumers who value top-notch audio and a smooth user experience.

Adding a layer of productivity and accessibility features is Vivo’s own re-imagining of the Android OS. All Vivo smartphones come with Vivo’s proprietary Funtouch OS based on Android, which guarantees that all Android-based applications are available to Vivo users. The Android-based OS features functions such as customizable screen unlocking gestures, highly personalized themes, and easy-access options designed to make the user’s experience simple, intelligent, and intuitive.