vivo joins sub-brand moving train as it unveils iQOO
Brands keeps coming up from inside brands as that appears to be gaining popularity in the mobile phone industry. While Huaweiâ€™sÂ own sub-brandÂ â€“ Honor was the only know and popular sub-brand in the industry years ago, a number of manufacturers have since announced their own sub-brand following Honorâ€˜s huge success. Recently it was Xiaomi withÂ Redmi, and now, vivo has given birth to a new brand within its brand called IQOO.
vivo made the announcement via a teaser in the early hours of today and has even the brandâ€˜s domain at iqoo.com, but when you currently open it, it has some information about vivo and nothing about the new company.
vivo is not unaware that most of its fans may have problem reading/pronouncing â€œiQOO,â€ so it is putting the question up to youÂ â€œDo you know how to read our nameâ€, and the response has been more than overwhelming.
We are not sure what segment of the market the IQOO brand will cater for, neither are we certain when the brand will roll out its first smartphone. However, reports flying around say the new brand will focus on premium mobile phones, while few reports say Vivo is getting into to gaming phone segment to take on Xiaomi, Nubia, and others. We expect more clarification from either the new brand or the parent brand soonest.