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Vivo working towards enabling seamless 5G experience



NEW DELHI: Vivo, the global innovative smartphone brand, whose purpose is to create a world of joy through superior yet simplified technology and experiences, today announced its first-ever Technology Day 2022. The company demonstrated its supremacy in technology and innovation in smartphone technologies like 5G, imaging and design.

Vivo is playing a significant role in understanding consumer pain points and finding solutions that make their 5G experience seamless through its contribution to standards in 3GPP. The brand demonstrated a slew of unique user-centric innovations around optimizing power consumption, antenna technologies, and multi-sim capabilities. vivo has been the leading standalone smartphone contributor to 3GPP standards with more than 8000 5G proposals to date, over 4000 5G invention patents with over 100 global standard experts working on 5G research.

To showcase immersive 5G experience, vivo India has collaborated with Reliance Jio’s gaming platform – JioGamesCloud, powered by Jio True 5G. Jio True 5G is amongst the world’s most advanced next generation of wireless network technology. Furthermore, JioGamesCloud is Jio’s very own home-grown cloud gaming technology that has been made possible due to massive advancements that have come with Jio True 5G.

Vivo showcased Jio’s Cloud-based immersive gaming experience on X70 Pro+ with minimum latency and uninterrupted internet experience reinforcing the true characteristics of 5G technology.

“Vivo has always been on the forefront of innovation to meet the evolving demands of consumers. As a technology brand, we believe its not just about numbers and specifications but about the impact we have on human lives through our technology. Till today, in our journey of over 8 years in India, vivo has invested heavily in the field of innovation in the smartphone industry, achieving many industry-leading breakthroughs such as Gimbal Stabilization technology, industry leading ZEISS T* coating as part of our global partnership with ZEISS, proprietary imaging chipset V1+ and much more. This event is a demonstration of all the hard-work that goes behind in offering future-ready products to the consumers. Together with our partners, we will keep pushing the innovation envelope to meet the demands of the consumers”, said Paigham Danish, Head, Business Strategy, vivo India.

Aside from the 5G technology and vision, the company also showcased a series of innovations in areas of imaging and design. ZEISS, the global leader in optics and optoelectronics also demonstrated their imaging technologies as part of the vivo-ZEISS global imaging partnership.

5G technology prowess

When it comes to 5G, vivo believes in ensuring seamless user experience and is constantly working to improve 5G standards to achieve this, hence all vivo 5G phones are compatible with NSA networks. vivo has nearly 4,000 5G patents and has been making continuous contributions to the 5G 3GPP standards since 2017, resulting in over 8,000 proposals to 3GPP.

Vivo has worked in two directions, namely standardisation and proprietary hardware.


Vivo has made significant contributions to optimising power consumption in the 5G environment by working on standards in 3GPP Release 16, Release 17, and Release 18. Similarly, vivo is working hard to solve the Dual SIM channel issue in 5G devices using the MU-SIM capability coordination standard.


Vivo also demonstrated solutions to handle hardware challenges in 5G devices.

As technology advances, more components must be integrated into smartphones. The company’s PCBA 3D stacking technology provides a solution by placing the components in 3D, which helps to keep the device ergonomic.

Furthermore, vivo demonstrated the liquid cooling vapour chamber technology, which addresses the issue of device heating. More data means more processing. And, more processing means more heat generation. As a consequence, the device’s performance is hampered. To address this issue, we have made significant advancements in the liquid cooling vapour chamber to manage heat dissipation, resulting in better and more efficient performance even at high speeds.

The undetectable crease of the vivo Fold

The flagship vivo Fold is a culmination of 150 technological patents. It solves the main user pain point with fold phones – the crease. The carefully crafted unibody structure of the hinge makes the vivo Fold a benchmark in the era of foldable smartphones.

With 300,000 folding tests, the vivo Fold is the first foldable smartphone to pass TÜV Rheinland’s “Reliable Folding” Certification. This means that even after being unfolded 300,000 times, the depth and width of the crease remains within the acceptable range and the user experience stays great.

Statistics show that on an average, a user would lock his or her phone screen about 80 times a day. If you fold and unfold the vivo Fold at the same frequency every day, the screen can last for up to 10 years!

The key technology behind this incredible reliability lies in the hinge. It took vivo’s entire design team four years to create the custom-made Aerospace-Grade Hinge. It incorporated six aerospace grade materials, representing a major breakthrough. Weighing less than just 21 grams, it has 76% greater material strength and 21 times greater corrosion resistance making it a hinge like no other.

Foldable phones have traditionally used side-mounted fingerprint scanners, since as per some experts in-display fingerprint scanning was impossible on foldable screens owing to technical restrictions. But, with the vivo Fold, vivo introduced 3D Ultrasonic Dual-Screen Fingerprint scanning that allows fingerprint unlocking on both displays with a single register making it smart and practical.

This revolutionary tech was developed by Technical experts from vivo’s Central Research Institute. They looked at the issue of incompatibility of an in-display fingerprint scanner on foldables from the standpoint of physics, polymer material science and acoustics. And, after thousands of tests a customized back panel was created that resonated with ultrasonic waves, leading to the development and evolution of the first-ever Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner on a foldable smartphone so far.

Global Partnership with ZEISS for enabling superior photography experience and future-ready camera innovations

ZEISS, a technology leader in the world of optics for 175 years, announced their global imaging partnership with vivo in 2020. vivo and ZEISS partnership has been put together with a vision to develop innovative mobile imaging technology and sustainably advance mobile photography. This partnership signifies a perfect blend of ZEISS’ unique imaging expertise and vivo’s technological prowess in developing immaculate smartphone cameras.

Through joint development and co-engineering, the imaging system with ZEISS, combined with vivo’s integrated imaging capabilities, vivo will provide consumers worldwide with a more appealing, easier-to-use, and more professional mobile photography experience.

To showcase the innovations in imaging technology, ZEISS demonstrated the most advanced anti-reflective coating in smartphones – the ZEISS T* Coating, which improves visible light transmission, reduces reflections, enhances image quality, and accurately reproduces object colors. Along with that, Industry exclusive ZEISS style portrait features, such as Biotar Bokeh Style were demonstrated that enables users to capture DSLR like bokeh with one click and add artistic effects to their portraits.

The revolutionary vivo V1+ Chip

Vivo showcased its professional Imaging chip vivo V1+ in X80 series, an independent chip that is designed to deliver professional imaging and visual experience during filming and gaming. The Vivo V1+ chip features a built-in super image quality AI system to achieve professional-level visual enhancement in many aspects such as imaging, display, and games. With X80 Pro, vivo also introduced the new AI Video Enhancement feature that intelligently recognizes the scene and prompts users to switch to Super night video or video HDR based on the scenario and lighting condition. Also, with its frame interpolation feature it offers the highest stable frame rate, while also providing battery efficiency during night videography and gaming.

The benchmark color-changing technology

Vivo kicked off V23 Series with Color-changing Glass that interacts with sunlight and Artificial UV rays to reflect a spectrum of brilliant colors, thus adding an eye-catching look to the design of the phone. So when you expose the smartphone to sunlight, you would notice a change in color as the intensity and the brightness of the lights change.

Vivo also demonstrated a couple of technologies that have not been launched in the market yet – a pattern creating and a dual-colour changing design. All of these have been made possible by our in-depth R&D in color & material chemistry


MediaTek Catch-up with Tech: Infinix Zero 30 5G with Dimensity 8020 launched



NEW DELHI: Chipset maker MediaTek, which claims to power more than two billion connected devices every year, hosted ‘Catch-up with Tech’ in collaboration with handset brand Infinix on August 28 to share insightful and engaging conversations about the new-age smartphones and innovative technologies powering everyday lives.

The meet-up threw the spotlight on the MediaTek Dimensity Auto, Satellite solutions and Generative AI along with an extensive showcase of newly-launched Infinix Zero 30 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Infinix GT 10 Pro powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8050, and Infinix QLED TV powered by MediaTek.

In terms of specs, the Infinix Zero 30 5G is tailored for young storytellers and creators, featuring the first-ever smartphone to deliver 4K 60fps video recording from its 108 MP OIS rear camera and ultra-high resolution 50MP front camera. The Zero 30 series powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8020 is said to be a game changer for the front camera vlogging experience along with being the slimmest curved AMOLED smartphone in the segment with glass and a vegan leather back panel. It also claims to be one of the most premium-looking devices in the segment.

The event witnessed a panel discussion moderated by Anuj Sidharth, Deputy Director Marketing & Corporate Communications, MediaTek and included expert panelists from Infinix, MediaTek and two renowned professional photographers.

“With the fifth edition of Catch-up with Tech, we aim to bring consumers closer to the technology and enable them to make informed buying decisions based on their diverse needs. In collaboration with Infinix, this meet-up is in-line with MediaTek’s vision of technology democratization and making innovative technology accessible to everyone,” said Anku Jain, Managing Director, MediaTek India. “The MediaTek Dimensity 8020 in Infinix Zero 30 5G brings faster displays, brilliant cameras and ultra-fast performance. Further, MediaTek Imagiq technologies enrich the capture experience by combining dedicated AI, imaging processors and accelerators to provide incredible results,” he added.

Anish Kapoor, CEO, Infinix Mobile India, said, “Featuring India’s first 50MP 4K 60 fps video recording, Infinix Zero 30 5G is primed to redefine smartphone imaging capabilities, setting a new standard for the creators and vlogging enthusiasts. Our collaboration with MediaTek has played a pivotal role in shaping our exceptional smartphone portfolio, and the Zero 30 5G stands as evidence of our unwavering commitment to innovation and delivering unmatched experiences to our users. The display and design of the device represent a leap forward in smartphone technology. As Infinix Zero 30 5G hits the shelves, we are positive that our customers will find this new offering as exhilarating as we do, further empowering creators to capture their story like never before.”

Radhakrishnan Chakyat, a photography evangelist, founder and host of Pixel Viilage, said, “Infinix Zero 30 5G smartphone powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8020 chipset has amazing hardware features, an excellent camera, dual-view video mode and is primed for optimal content creation and saves a tremendous amount of editing time.”

Aarzoo Khurana, a wildlife photographer, said, “Over the last few days, I clicked various pictures and recorded a few videos with the newly-launched Infinix Zero 30 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8020, and the experience has been truly inspiring. Infinix’s smartphone’s OIS feature helps content creators click shake-free pictures and the front camera, which is extremely sharp and detailed, enables content creators to click countless selfies.”

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Nokia launches Nokia MEA Mobile Broadband Index confirming 5G drives digital transformation



NEW DELHI: Nokia has announced the results of its new research report, the Nokia MEA Mobile Broadband Index, which provides a comprehensive overview of the MEA region’s mobile broadband landscape. The in-depth report highlights the steady growth of 5G in the Middle East and Africa region (MEA) as well as its impact on digital transformation.

It confirms that the Middle East is far ahead of Africa in terms of 5G adoption, while many operators in Africa are still developing their business models around 4G. Voice traffic still relies on 2G and 3G networks in many parts of the region.

5G is forecast to increase steadily and will contribute to the growth of the mobile broadband subscriber base, which is expected to grow with a CAGR of six percent in MEA. According to the report, 4G networks in MEA account for 79 percent of overall data traffic today, and by 2027, 4G and 5G will together account for 90 percent of data traffic. In the same year, 4G subscribers will reach 1,214 million (53 percent of total subscribers) whereas 5G adoption is estimated to reach 380 million subscribers (17 percent of total). Yearly ARPU is estimated to increase at USD$3.4 in 2027, and total data traffic is expected to increase at a CAGR of 32 percent from 2022 to 2027.

The report shows that in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, 5G adoption is the fastest, and 5G subscribers are expected to reach 75 percent by 2027, mainly driven by Saudi Arabia. In non-GCC Middle Eastern countries and in Africa, 4G will continue to expand and remain dominant until 2027, while 5G deployment is at nascent stage today and poised to gain more and more momentum over the next years.

As the report confirms, 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) in the GCC countries and 4G FWA in the rest of the MEA region are one of the most attractive use cases, with a significant opportunity for operators to drive incremental revenues. Furthermore, 5G networks are more energy efficient than previous radio network generations, helping operators reach their sustainability targets.

Mikko Lavanti, Head of Mobile Networks at Nokia MEA, said: “MEA is a diverse region with many countries at different stages of development and that is reflected in our report. Data consumption with high-speed networks is increasing exponentially across the MEA market in both urban and rural areas. Reliable 4G and 5G networks are critical for bridging the digital divide in the region, in addition to supporting data-intensive applications for communities and businesses. Nokia is helping both operators and enterprises unlock new opportunities with 5G, building the evolution towards future technologies that will enable enhanced experiences such as the Metaverse.”

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Airtel announces its largest ever 5G roll-out in 125 cities



NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel, India’s telecommunications services provider, today announced the launch of its ultra-fast 5G services in 125 cities. Airtel 5G Plus service is now available to customers in over 265 cities in the country.

Airtel 5G Plus has three compelling advantages for customers. First, it runs on a technology that has the widest acceptance in the world with the most developed ecosystem. This ensures that all 5G smartphones in India seamlessly work on the Airtel network. Second, the company promises to deliver the best experience – between 20 to 30 times higher speeds than today coupled with brilliant voice experience and super-fast call connect. Finally, Airtel 5G Plus network will also be kinder to the environment with its special power reduction solution. Powered by the reliable Airtel network infrastructure, Airtel 5G Plus will provide superfast access to High-Definition video streaming, gaming, multiple chatting, instant uploading of photos et all.

Commenting on the launch, Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel said, “5G has revolutionized the world of internet, ushering new era of connectivity and communications that will prove to be a game-changer for the country. At Airtel, we remain committed to delivering the highest quality of network and service to our customers as we roll-out 125 more cities today. Airtel was the first in the country to offer 5G services in October 2022, and today’s mega launch is our promise to connect every Airtel customer in the country with ultra-fast Airtel 5G Plus. Our 5G rollout is on track to cover all towns and key rural areas by March 2024.”

Airtel 5G Plus service availability will continue to rapidly expand – including service in all towns and villages in the country soon – as the company is working towards offering nationwide coverage. Airtel is now offering its 5G services in every major city from the upper northern city of Jammu to the southern tip of Kanyakumari.

In the last one year, Airtel has demonstrated the power of 5G with a host of powerful use cases that will change the way customers lead their lives and do business. From India’s first live 5G network in Hyderabad to India’s first private 5G network at the BOSCH facility in Bengaluru to partnering with Mahindra & Mahindra to make its Chakan manufacturing facility, India’s first 5G enabled auto manufacturing unit, Airtel has been at the forefront of 5G innovation.

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