“Benfen” is a word in the Chinese language that emphasizes doing the right things and doing things right, which is an ideal description of vivo’s mission to build technology. vivo believes in bringing the best technology and ultimate user experience to its users and has always functioned on these principles.
With less than three years of entering the Nepal market, vivo has carved a niche for designing and developing the latest smartphone technology. Since its entrance in 2017, vivo in Nepal has launched many feature-rich variants in its vast and innovative portfolio of three different series – V, S, and Y, designed to fit the Nepali youth’s evolving lifestyle needs and budget preferences.
In a short period, vivo has grown from just being a budding brand in the market to become one of the top smartphone brands in Nepal.
With efficient and robust customer service support and distribution network, vivo aims to improve its users’ buying and after-sales experience.
vivo has established a rich legacy of ‘industry-first’ innovations for itself. vivo has dominated the world by spreading its technological innovation and reaching out to more than 30 markets worldwide.
And at a time, when smartphones carried a fingerprint scanner at the back as a security feature, vivo pioneered in in-display fingerprint scanning technology, eliminating visible fingerprint pad to create a seamless design without compromising on security options.
From being the first to put a dedicated Hi-Fi quality audio chip in a smartphone, to breaking records of the world’s thinnest smartphone, vivo is committed to pursuing the newest experiences in technology.
vivo has always been lauded for its innovative technology since the beginning of the brand. vivo was the first brand to introduce the world’s first 25MP front camera, which made vivo stand out since it was only the beginning of new smartphones’ innovations.
Additionally, in the Nepali Market vivo was the first brand to introduce in-display fingerprint scanner and pop up cameras. This bears testimony for the fact that vivo is a global leader in terms of innovations and presenting the world with leading-edge technology.
Showcasing Technology Excellence
Over the years, vivo continues to have an abiding focus on Nepal and, as a result, has introduced its top-notch product ranges that have received phenomenal responses from the youth community in the country.
With 42.85 million mobile connections in Nepal, equivalent to 148% of the total population, Nepal’s vibrant consumers are always looking for a power-packed blend of style and innovation in their smartphones.
vivo, being a young brand, always centres its products towards the youth and especially those who are passionate about the latest technology and innovative features in their smart gadgets.
vivo has always believed in customer-centric innovation, the essence of which can be spotted in all three series launched in the Nepal market: V series, S series, and Y series.
vivo’s V series is known for its cutting-edge photography modes and smooth performance. V15 Pro and V17Pro were launched in March 2019 and September 2019 respectively and gained tremendous response for their trailblazing AI Camera, strong battery, and robust performance.
The launch of vivo V19 in July 2020 was highly regarded for its Super Night Selfie, Aura Screen Light, and Super Wide Angle with dual front 32MP + 8MP camera with AI video Editor and ergonomically designed 3D curves by the young-fashion savvy consumers across the market.
Another super successful model launched by vivo before the V17 and V15 was V9 (launched in March 2018), which was praised for its powerful processor and innovative technology.
In the Y series, the Y90 launched on June 2019 in Nepal, and it was met with massive success in sporting a waterdrop-style notch, a 6.22-inch HD+ display, and an Helio A22 SoC in a budget. The Y series has been widely acclaimed for its pocket-friendly pricing and feature-rich handsets.
As for the S Series, vivo launched the mega-successful vivo S1 and S1 Pro in the market in July 2019 and December 2019. vivo S1 was majorly style-driven and was also iconic in its performance and chic appearance. Some of the key aspects that were loved by the audience were the Rear Triple Camera, sleek designs, and strong performance.
Reinforcing Local Commitment
With localization and innovation at its heart, vivo believes that Nepal is a strategically important market and, therefore, continues to upscale its presence in the local mobile market to embrace consumer demands.
With smartphone penetration crossing 60% mark in Nepal, vivo currently enjoys a market share of 12.3% in Nepal as per IDC’s latest Globally Mobile Phone Tracker, Q1 2020. vivo products are now available nationally with a robust offline network of 1200+ retail stores.
Nepal saw an increase of 7.6% in smartphone users due to the increased availability of affordable phones. Previously, smartphone penetration in Nepal used to grows by 10 percent each year. As the smartphone market seems saturated, tentatively, it increased by 5% only in a year.
In alignment with the Nepal Government’s efforts on ‘Make in Nepal‘, vivo is working closely with vivo employees and retailers, guiding, mentoring, and empowering them during these unprecedented times.
Gearing Up For 5G Future
vivo believes that 5G will effectively expedite the feature phone-to-smartphone migration process in the Nepal market, especially in the entry-level segment.
We are primed and ready to fully leverage the 5G opportunity and are presently working on building the elements that will be the key to the future growth of 5G embedded smartphones, which we have termed as ‘Intelligent Phones’.
As a leading global technology company, vivo has always been part of the evolution and standardization of telecommunications technology. As of May 2020, vivo has applied over 2,000 5G invention patents and submitted over 3,800 5G proposals to the telecommunications standard development organizations of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), listing as one of the top ten influential brands of 3GPP.
As a communications industry leader, vivo is one of the pioneers amongst mobile terminal companies to spearhead 5G technology R & D and standardization.
Innovation, being a trendsetter and having the best-in-class products are the three mantras by which vivo carries out all its activities and developments.
Globally, vivo sub-brand iQOO launched iQOO Pro 5G, making itself one of the first brands to launch 5G ready smartphone. With this, vivo aims to provide multi-device, multi-application offerings and aims to delight its customers by delivering an even more vibrant and connected experience.
An Innovation-led Future
With more than 80% of its staff invested in research and development, vivo holds its core beliefs firmly on being innovative for the consumer and continues to place world-leading features into its smartphones.
vivo in the pursuit of pure perfection has set up 5 Production Bases and 9 Research &Development Centres, worldwide working on leading technologies and delivering premium quality products.
Over the years, vivo is evolving from a ‘manufacturer’ to an ‘innovator’ brand that has the best in class smartphone technologies. Even though vivo entered the Nepal market just two and a half years back, vivo is confident of being able to reach out to its customer communities in the country and cater to their demands to provide products that are both stylish and innovative.