Amidst rumors of a dual display phone from Vivo to facilitate playing games on it, comes the news that the Chinese phone maker may indeed be releasing dedicated gaming smartphones, Vivo ZPlay and Vivo NEX Play.
This latest assessment arises out of a filing with the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) by Vivo on December 20. The term filed for trademark is Vivo ZPlay. This is in quick succession to the company registering trademarks for a number of NEX phones with the EUIPO, a total of 7 smartphones.
The Vivo ZPlay Trademark Must be a Smartphone
The device appearing under classification 9 makes it clear it is a smartphone. And considering that the company’s dual display NEX series phone has already been seen in markets like Malaysia, we can assume that Vivo ZPlay phone could be a smartphone with a dedicated design for gaming enthusiasts. The Vivo NEX Play or ZPlay could be equipped with some special features and specs to bolster its performance for playing games. The user may not seek out any other device to play games, giving Vivo a niche in the market.
There are other brands in the market that position their smartphones as gaming phones. One can find the Razer phone 2, ROG phone from ASUS, Black Shark from Xiaomi and Honor Play in addition to some iPhones and Sony Xperia models that boast of being ideal for playing games.
Vivo’s Dual Display Might Click for it
A typical gaming smartphone will have to have a reasonably large screen, a powerful processor, a great graphics GPU to support, sufficient RAM and a battery with good life, for gamers to feel attracted towards the device. If Vivo intends to call this phone the Vivo NEX Play or Vivo ZPlay as a purely gaming smartphone, then it will have to address these areas while building the handset. As it stands, there is very little by way of information on this new phone. The only piece to fall back on is a short video in circulation supposedly from Malaysia where the Vivo NEX dual display, a primary 6.39 inch display and a secondary 5.49 inch display in the rear panel of the phone has been demonstrated. The rear display is possibly having a touchpad with special buttons to play games.
Let’s await more details of the devices to emerge soon. Keep checking this page for more updates.