Two new devices, one belonging to Vivo and the other to LG, have been spotted on the Global Certification Forum today. The forum, better known as the GCF, is a partnership between mobile network operators, mobile device manufacturers. It tests smartphones and ensures global interoperability between mobile devices and networks. The Vivo smartphone’s model number is V1926 while the LG handset’s model number is LM-K500UM.
Vivo Y21 (V1926)
The GCF has identified the two phones to be the Vivo Y21 and the LG K51 respectively. Now The appearance of both these handsets on the GCF means that both are being tested for network compatibility and a launch should be on the cards. However, both handsets are relatively very new devices that haven’t been spotted before. Interestingly, Vivo previously also had a Vivo Y21 smartphone in the market back in 2016 but apparently this looks like a different device altogether.
Vivo does have tons of smartphones in the pipeline as we’re just getting started with 2020. If recent trademarks are any indication, as many as 14 phones could be in the works. Those trademarks are for: Vivo X31, Vivo X33, Vivo X35, Vivo X37, Vivo V17, Vivo V19, Vivo V21, Vivo V23, Vivo V25, Vivo Y40, Vivo Y50, Vivo Y60, Vivo Y80, and Vivo Y90, as previously spotted by LetsGoDigital. However, that list still doesn’t have the Vivo Y21 which has us intrigued. From a general perspective, we do know that the Vivo Y series tends to the budget-minded crowd of buyers, so this will likely be an affordable handset.
LG K51 (LM-K500UM)
Coming to the LG K51, it is likely a successor of the LG K50 that launched in August last year. It features a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, a 6.2-inch HD+ display, dual rear cameras, and a 3,500mAh battery.