In an interview with Today Tech, Nipun Marya, the Head of Marketing Strategy at Vivo India has told that the brand will be launching the successor to the Vivo V11 Pro in the first half of 2019. Nipun did not reveal the name of the device, but it is expected that the successor to the V11 Pro will be called the V12 Pro. Nipun said that the brand usually launches two V series smartphones every year — one in the first half and other in the second half. Considering that Vivo will launch the V12 Pro in the first half of 2019, the smartphone that Vivo will launch in the second half could be the successor to the Vivo V9, and it might be called the Vivo V10.
What Could the Vivo V12 Pro Offer?
The USP of the V11 Pro is its under-display fingerprint scanner. The Vivo V12 Pro could also offer an under-display fingerprint scanner. However, it could be an improved one. The Vivo V11 Pro was one of the first few devices to offer a waterdrop notch. The Vivo V12 Pro could also feature a water drop notch, or Vivo could even go a step further and offer a punch-hole in the display for the camera instead of a notch.
The Vivo V11 Pro has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, whereas, other smartphones in the same price range offer more powerful chipsets, such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. One of the main reasons why the V11 Pro is not selling well is because it has a less powerful processor than its competitors. Hopefully, Vivo will recognize this issue and equip the V12 Pro with a better processor.
In spite of being a smartphone priced at INR 25,999, the V11 Pro offers a poor camera setup, which is another reason why the device is not selling well. If Vivo wants to do better with the V12 Pro’ sales, it has to equip the device with a better camera setup. Hopefully, the V12 Pro will come with high-resolution cameras at the rear. As of now, there have been no leaks of the upcoming Vivo V12 Pro. Well, no smartphone can escape from leaks. We will have to wait for a bit longer for the V12 Pro to leak