Vivo unveiled several surprises at the Mobile World Congress 2019 Shanghai. Chief among them is the iQOO 5G smartphone and the 120W Super FlashCharge technology.
The iQOO 5G is the company’s first commercial 5G smartphone, and will come with a Snapdragon 855 chipset and an external X50 modem. It features four antennas as required by 5G networks.
The onset of 5G networks will reduce latency, allowing for faster reaction times for Internet-reliant devices and, quite possibly, self driving vehicles.
Vivo also showcased a range of 5G applications including 5G Cloud Game, 5G Screen Mirroring and 5G EasyShare and more.
The 5G Cloud Game demonstrated at MWC does not run on the smartphone itself, but on the cloud via 5G network with high data speeds and low latency. Through cloud rendering services, video and audio is streamed in real-time to the device. The same principle applies to 5G Screen Mirroring and 5G EasyShare.
120W Super FlashCharge
Vivo also demoed their new 120W Super FlashCharge technology. The tech was teased a few days ago before MWC 2019.
In the demo, one of their representatives charged a 4000mAh battery to 50% in just 5 minutes, and 100% in just 13 minutes. For this to happen, the tech pushes 20V and 6A.
The company didn’t have an actual smartphone that comes with the 120W charging technology.
For those questioning if this is safe, Vivo moved the micro controller unit to the charging adapter to protect the smartphone from overload and overheating issues. They also added a Battery Management System to make sure the battery is protected while charging it with such large currents.
Vivo stated the 120W Super FlashCharge will only work with a proprietary charger and a compatible device.
Vivo AR Glass
Vivo also unveiled its first Vivo AR Glass. It supports dual-screen display and 6DoF Technology. Once connected to a 5G smartphone, users can use a range of applications such as mobile office, AR games, 3D high-definition video, facial recognition and object recognition.
The 5G smartphone acts as the control that allows user to switch and select applications. When playing games for example, the smartphone becomes the main console and controller. In a mobile office setting, the smartphone will act as the keyboard.
The five types of applications that are currently supported by Vivo AR Glass are: mobile game, mobile office, 5G theatre, facial recognition and object recognition.