The Vivo 1916A which is an upcoming 5G handset from the Chinese handset maker has been spotted recently on a number of Chinese certification portals. And today. we’ve noticed the same model show up on Geekbench. The Geekbench listing reveals a few specifications of the handset as usual. Vivo, as well as IQOO (sub-brand of Vivo), have flagship handsets lined up for the coming weeks. The V1916A adds to the number of 5G handsets from Vivo as we recently also spotted the 5G V1924A on the CCC certification portal.
Coming to the Geekbench listing, the V1916A motherboard is described as “msmnile” which is, in other words, the Snapdragon 855 or 855+. This is presumable since these two SoCs are built with 5G functionality. Furthermore, we see 8GB of RAM and Android 9.0 Pie on the unnamed machine. Now, the previous instances of CCC and TENAA certifications revealed that the model has 44W fast charging. However, that’s also the case with the V1924A which doesn’t help in identifying these two devices. However, considering Vivo has two 5G phones in the pipeline – IQOO Pro 5G and the rumoured NEX 3 5G – we can say that one of these is the IQOO model. There’s one more Vivo model with 44W fast charging, V1922A, but it doesn’t have 5G. Rumour has it that IQOO also has a 4G model of the IQOO Pro and this could be that model.
The IQOO Pro 5G launch date is already official and its rumoured specifications have been swirling the rumour mill for some time. The handset will likely boast a 6.4-inch AMOLED display taking inspiration from the standard IQOO model. Also, since this is a Pro model, IQOO might go all out and launch a high-specced 12GB + 512GB model. We also expect triple cameras on the device and a 4,000mAh battery. The launch takes place on August 22.