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Forget Samsung or Apple, Vivo’s mysterious smartphone will feature a unique design

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 11, 2019, 6:25 pm IST
Updated : Jan 11, 2019, 6:29 pm IST

A mysterious handset codenamed Waterdrop has leaked online and the tipster claims that it’s unlike any smartphone seen yet.

The Waterdrop
 The Waterdrop" is inspired by the cosmic detector in the novel "Three-body." (Photo: @IceUniverse)

With all eyes focused on Samsung and their Unpacked Event scheduled for February 20, where they will announce its next flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S10, some of the other brands tend to get overlooked. Vivo, in 2018, literally disrupted the smartphone market when they previewed the APEX back in early 2018, before officially launching it as the Vivo NEX. The handset came with some unique features that included a pop-up camera, an all-screen display without any notch and an in-display fingerprint sensor. From the looks of it, it appears that the China-based brand is not resting on its past success and will debut a handset this year that boasts a design that we have never yet witnessed.

In a series of tweets, @IceUniverse, who has a stellar track record for revealing smartphones that haven’t been announced yet, has dropped a few bombshells detailing a mysterious device from Vivo that’s codenamed Waterdrop. @IceUniverse states, “Crazy phone have begun to leak, it is said that this is vivo a mysterious smartphone code-named "The Waterdrop", this phone will subvert people's past perception of smartphones, this is the back of the phone design, play your imagination. Coming soon!” The tipster adds, “The Waterdrop" is inspired by the cosmic detector in the novel "Three-body" I can guarantee that you have never seen a similar phone design, this is the first time in the history of mobile phones.”

As of now, from the two leaked images its rather difficult to gauge what the design of the handset will actually be since its just in bits and pieces. However, with @IceUniverse stating that it will be launching soon, we should expect Vivo to introduce the Waterdrop in the near future.

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