According to a new market analysis report from IDC, the Chinese smartphone market shrank by 11.9% YoY in 3Q2022. It wasn’t all bad news for all of its brands, though — including Vivo, which beat both its sister company OPPO and other quintessential leaders Xiaomi, Honor and Apple to maintain its top spot in shipping — even though they fell by 20.5%. on an annual basis.
Vivo, of course, was also able to fuel the (albeit ironic) surge in shipping volumes for foldable smartphones, which soared above 1 million (+246%) in the same quarter. The brand’s X Fold series – including the new Plus refresh – would now be one of the first in line for OriginOS 3 betas.
The two ultra-premium flexible display devices are slated to join others like the X Note, not to mention the X80 series (including the Dimensity Edition) in the first wave of preview updates for a new one. Android 13-based software skin touted for improving smart-home control, as well as user privacy, gaming and AI features.
The S15 and S15 Pro are the only non-flagship Vivo smartphones included in the preliminary OriginOS 3 beta program timeline unearthed by famed leaker Digital Chat Station ahead of the new Android version’s formal debut on November 8. 2022.
Vivo is now also expected to unveil beta support for its iQOO subsidiary, adding the latest 10-series flagships to this list. They will be joined by their Chinese market predecessors of the 9 series, along with the Neo6, presumably because the latter’s newly launched successor already has Android 13 thanks to what is presumably the last stable build of the slightly older OriginOS Ocean-based version. system.
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