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Vivo Launches New Smartphone, To Set Up Manufacturing Unit In UP

Mobile phone maker Vivo is in the process of setting up new manufacturing unit spread over an area of 169 acre in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, a senior company official said on Wednesday.

The unit will have a capacity of manufacturing 25 million smartphones a year, said Vivo India Director (Brand Strategy) Nipun Marya, on sidelines on launching Vivo S1 smartphones in India.

“Currently, 100% smartphones that we sell in India are made in India. We are now setting up new manufacturing unit spread across 169 acre in Greater Noida. This will double our existing capacity,” Marya said.

The company has an annual manufacturing capacity of 25 million handsets.

“Our existing plant is running in full capacity,” Marya said.

The new capacity is part of company’s Rs. 4,000-crore expansion plan in the country.

At the event, the company unveiled three variants of the Vivo S-series of smartphones in the range of Rs. 17,990 to Rs. 19,990 a unit. It will go on sale from next month.

The device will be available across retail outlets starting Thursday and on online platforms, including Vivo India E-store, and Flipkart starting 14 August.

The Vivo S1 is lit by a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED display with 2340×1080 pixels resolution. The smartphone is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P65 octa-core processor paired with 6GB of RAM. It offers 128GB built-in storage which is further expandable via a microSD card.

The Vivo S1 sports a triple-camera setup at the rear featuring a 16MP Sony IMX499 sensor, 8MP super wide angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The dew drop notch houses a 32MP sensor. It comes with features like AI Face Beauty, AR stickers and portrait mode.―Livemint

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