Vivo has announced that it plans on expanding three years of major Android OS updates for the future X series smartphones. The company also plans on providing various security updates for select models launching after July 2021. The new policy will cover the Australian, European, and Indian markets, the company said in a press statement.
“Featuring top of the line hardware, the X series flagship phones are built to last – and we want to make sure that our customers get software support that lives up to their expectations,” Yujian Shi, Senior Vice President and CTO of Vivo said while announcing the news. “We always innovate with the user in mind. With this pledge, we are making a promise to our customers that they will be able to enjoy a premium smartphone experience for an extended period and continue to benefit from the latest software features.”
This is similar to what Samsung announced last year. They also promised they they will seed three “generations” of Android OS updates to a list of around 40 devices that are eligible. HMD Global, last month also promised to offer three years of OS updates to its Nokia X phones.
The company is trying to attract the customers to these high end X series devices by providing continuous improvements with time and new software innovations. X series is the premium flagship one from Vivo.
This year, the Vivo X series launch includes the X60, X60 Pro and X60 Pro+ which are the flagship phones from vivo in the market. The Vivo X60 series starts at 37,990 INR for the X60, while the X60 Pro costs 49,990 INR. X60 Pro+ is the most expensive one priced at 69,990 INR.
Other than that, Vivo has also promised that its premium X-series models which are not eligible for this three years of Android OS upgrades will continue to receive regular Android security updates.
As of now, Vivo has not revealed the names of the select models which will be eligible for this three years of OS updates yet. Although, according to the rumors the Vivo X70 Pro+ could be one of the select models. This phone appeared on the internet with a 4,500mAh battery and 66W fast charging support. The smartphone is also rumored to have a 1/1.28-inch sensor backed by Zeiss optics, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC.